Juliette Binoche plays a woman whose husband and child are killed in a road accident. This frees her from her family responsibilities and establishes “liberty” as the theme of this classic film from the 90’s. Kieslowski goes on to explore the other French revolutionary ideas of “equality” and “fraternity” in the rest of the trilogy which takes its titles from the colours of the French flag. Numbed at first from her loss, she gradually comes to realise the future may hold more for her than the past.
98% – Rotten Tomatoes
7.9/10 – IMDB
“Kieslowski’s fascinating use of reflections, focusing techniques and camera angles to give the somewhat pedestrian material a profound and otherworldly East European feel.“