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Blue: Derek Jarman, the AIDS crisis, and the trouble of public narrative

CW: AIDS crisis, homophobia, death, discussion of suicide (paragraph 4)

Blue 1993 is a highly personal and intimate film. It is a heartbreakingly honest account of someone knowingly reaching the end of their life as they slowly and painfully lose the battle against AIDS. The film consists entirely of a single colour, International Klein blue, and a blurred figure is occasionally seen. The script is read aloud over the blue screen.

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