Blue is liberty. Of course it’s equality too. And it can just as easily be fraternity. But the film Blue is about liberty, the imperfections of human liberty. How far are we really free? (…) In this sort of film there ought to be many scenes with her visiting the cemetery or looking at old photographs and so on. There aren’t any shots like this at all. There’s no past. She’s decided to cross it out. If the past comes back it does so only in the music. But it appears that you can’t free yourself entirely from everything that’s been. You can’t, because at a certain moment something like simple fear arises, or a feeling of loneliness or, for example, as Julie experiences at a certain moment, the feeling of having been deceived. This feeling changes Julie so much that she realizes she can’t live the way she wanted to. - Krzysztof Kieślowski
Interviewer: The more concrete and tangible your films are, the more metaphysical they seem to become. You take more and more close-ups, you’re ever nearer to the characters and objects: you seem to be searching for something beyond the concrete or the physical. What is it you’re trying to capture?
Krzysztof Kieślowski: Perhaps the soul. In any case, a truth which I myself haven’t found. Maybe time that flees and can never be caught.