Freedom In The Movie Bleu

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The movie Bleu is about a woman finding freedom and liberty, after the death of her husband and child. Though the journal is rough, and she experiences many hardships. She manages to find her way through it all. What does it mean to have liberty in this movie? It means to be set free of your past life and obligations, while trying to find a new lifestyle. Julie, the widowed wife, manages to do this by relinquishing her home and finances to the people that worked for her. Julie didn’t weep like a typical widow unlike her maid, when she found out that Julie’s husband and daughter died. Then proceeding to move away from her town, without telling anyone where she went. By doing so she is in the process of finding freedom, almost like a modern …show more content…
I am assuming that said ring is her wedding ring. After Julie comes home from her accident she sells mostly all of her stuff because she is going off on a tangent. The reason for doing this is because Julie wants to forget about her life before the accident as quickly as possible. She gives away most of her belongings, but she decides to keep the ring. She tell Olivia to make sure that the maid, and her other workers, are paid enough. She also tells him not to worry because she has a personal bank account that she will use to live off of. The wedding ring is a symbol of unity in which two people share. For Julie to keep her wedding ring, it shows us that even though she wants to move on she cannot. She tries desperately to forget and move on but something stops her from doing so. This ring is her link to the past. In the final scenes with Julie, she finishes her husband's work and tells Olivia to come and pick it up. When Olivia refuses, Julie offers to drop it off. At that moment we realize that Julie, who has throughout the entire movie is trying to be free and liberated. Is really still trapped in her old way of working. That is conversation showed us that all of Julie’s self discovery will all be lost in vain. If she doesn’t submit the work as her own, instead of it as her husband’s. It is then up to the viewer to decide if Julie published the work as her own or if Olivia did it himself. But Julie also knows …show more content…
Inside of the blue folder holds the truth about her husband. The photos are of Julie’s husband with another women, who happen to be his mistress of many years. This is a source of freedom because for as long as Julie can remember her husband was a good man. By finding these photos it is revealed to her that her husband was kind of a scumbag. This is a source of awaking because as Julie was trying to experience freedom and liberty something was holding her back. She wore her ring even though her husband is dead. She kept the blue chandelier from the blue room, even though she broke a piece of it off. these are tokens holding her back even though she is trying to move forward with her life. Whenever she cannot handle a situation she would then go swimming. So to find these photos months after the death of her husband it can put her at ease. Though it caused so much inner pain to know the the man that she loved, was in love with another women and that said women is going to have his child. She can finally move forward. Which is why at the end of the the movie when Olivia asked is she was going to publish the work as her own I believe that she did, even though it might ruin her ex-husband's

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