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Three Colours : Blue

Three Colours : Blue

A Feature film by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Produced by mk2 films

Release in France : 08/09/1993


    Julie's husband Patrice, a major composer, dies in a car accident along with their daughter Anna. Julie begins a new life, anonymous and independent, deliberately rejecting everything she once had in abundance. A music critic suspects Julie of being the true composer of her husband's music, which Julie denies perhaps a bit too strenuously. Olivier, Patrice's young assistant, has long been in love with Julie. In order to help her break out of her isolation, he decides to complete the Concerto for Europe which Patrice was still composing at the time of his death. Step by step, we watch Julie try to avoid the traps placed in the path of her freedom...

    Actors (27)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    mk2 films

    Foreign production companies :

    Tor Film Production, Cab Productions

    French distribution :

    MKL Distribution

    Co-productions :

    France 3 Cinéma, Ced Productions

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    mk2 films

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    International releases (38)

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Marin Karmitz

    Screenwriters :

    Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Claude Laureux, Brigitte Taillandier

    Production Manager :

    Yvon Crenn

    Editor :

    Jacques Witta

    Assistant editors :

    Aïlo Auguste, Catherine Cormon, Ursula Lesiak

    Production Designer :

    Claude Lenoir

    Foley artist :

    Jean-Pierre Lelong

    Costume designer :

    Virginie Viard

    Still Photographer :

    Piotr Jaxa

    Assistant directors :

    François Azria, Julie Bertuccelli, Emmanuel Finkiel

    Director of Photography :

    Slawomir Idziak

    Assistant Operator :

    Muriel Coulin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Sound editor :

    Claire Beze

    Continuity supervisor :

    Geneviève Dufour

    Music Composer :

    Zbigniew Preisner

    Casting :

    Margot Capelier

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

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    Feature film

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    France, Switzerland, Poland

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    Majority French (France, Switzerland, Poland)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Dolby SR

    Posters (2)



    Festival Selections (5)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1994)

    Selection (9)

    Best Original Music : Zbigniew Preisner

    Most Promising Actress : Florence Pernel

    Best Cinematography : Slawomir Idziak

    Best Sound : William Flageollet, Jean-Claude Laureux

    Best Film

    Best Director : Krzysztof Kieslowski

    Best Editing : Jacques Witta

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

    Best Actress : Juliette Binoche

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1993

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1993)


    Official Competition

    Awards (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1994)

    Awards (3)

    César Award for Best Actress : Sabine Azéma

    César Award for Best Editing : Jacques Witta

    César Award for Best Sound : William Flageollet, Jean-Claude Laureux

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1993

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1993)

    Awards (6)

    Golden Lion

    Coppa Volpi for Best Actress : Juliette Binoche

    Golden Osella : Slawomir Idziak

    Golden Ciak

    OCIC Award

    Pasinetti Award : Juliette Binoche