37. Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993)

Leonard Maltin's Rating :
Should be :

IMDB Rating : 7.9

Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 100%

Rotten Tomatoes Synopsis : In the first part of acclaimed Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski's extraordinary THREE COLORS trilogy, BLUE represents Liberty (of Equality and Fraternity) in the French flag. As Julie, Juliette Binoche is a striking cinematic presence. Her transition from a destroyed widow to a woman who has learned to embrace life gives BLUE the heart and soul that makes it a powerful, moving work

Leonard says in his review : "Slow-moving drama is borderline interesting but remains more of a showcase for its leading lady than anything else."

I think Leonard missed a pretty good movie here. A wonderful movie about a woman who finds the courage to recover from her grief and go on with her life.

The title Blue refers to the character's choice (liberty) to move on. The great Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski wrote and directed this great character study, that is so much more than just a great performance.

The film is slow-moving and is meant to be appreciated and savored for the ideas it presents you with. This movie allows you the luxury of thinking about what you are watching. Not for all tastes, but a great movie by any standard.