I don’t care how good a film looks if in the end there is no coherent story. If a film does not have a good story, then I’m not interested. Fortunately, “Blue” has a story worth telling and it is told well.
“Blue” served as one of the more well-presented stories from the night. Unlike most of the other films from the heat, “Blue” had a more serious mood as it looked to portray the struggles of a young woman.
This was the story of a woman who is condemned to a silent existence. A past accident led to the woman losing her ‘voice’. In the end, it is another accident which causes her to recover her voice (An unconventional voice, but a voice nonetheless). The themes that lie behind “Blue” (i.e. a personal transition from chaos to order) are familiar to many. This is a rich story and there is much that could be written about the ideas explored in this film.
Ultimately, the real strength of this film came from the way the story was told. The film itself was polished and well-presented. “Blue” had some of the best cinematography of the night.
“Blue” reminds you that good story telling doesn’t require a running time of an hour and a half and a multi-million-dollar budget. Thoughtfulness about the ideas and skillfulness in the actual production of the film are what’s needed. “Blue” has both in spades.