I am reading Geoff Andrew’s excellent short book on the three extraordinary films of Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-1996) The ‘Three Colors’ Trilogy (Blue, White and Red) and Geoff includes the words that accompany the music at the end of Blue that resonate with my previous post ‘Americans Undecided about God‘:
Though I speak with the tongues of angels, if I have not love, I am become as hollow brass. Though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have enough faith to move the mightiest mountains, I have not love, I am nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It bears all things, it hopes all things. Love never fails. For prophecies shall fail, tongues shall cease, knowledge will wither away. And now shall abide faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is love.
Adapted from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (13:1-3)
Juliette Binoche who plays the central character in ‘Blue’: