Blue Is the Warmest Colour(La vie d'Adèle)
Intimate coming-of-age romance, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2013, starring Léa Seydoux (Sister) and Adèle Exarchopoulos in a breakthrough performance. According to Variety, it also features "the most explosively graphic lesbian sex scenes in recent memory".... More
Adele (Exarchopoulos) is a sensitive 15-year-old with a passion for literature when she first meets Emma (Seydoux), an older university arts student with bright blue hair. Emma introduces her to many aspects of womanhood, igniting a passion through the discovery of desire. Out of the confines of their relationship, Adele continues to grow wiser and more assertive, but also grows longing…
Steven Spielberg, who headed the Cannes jury, described Blue Is the Warmest Colour as "a great love story that made all of us feel privileged to be a fly on the wall, to see this story of deep love and deep heartbreak evolve from the beginning. The director didn’t put any constraints on the narrative. He let the scenes play in real life, and we were absolutely spellbound."Hide
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BY Dominic Corry Flicks Writer
Tunisian-born, French-raised director Abdellatif Kechiche favours the emotional authenticity of his lead characters above all else. It's not at the expense of plot, cinematography or any other aspects of his films, but it's definitely where all the emphasis lies – in both the filmmaking process and the final product.... More
That has never been truer than in his new film, which combined a personal idea he was developing with an adaptation of a 2010 graphic novel by Julie Maroh. It says it all that when Kechiche won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, his two lead actresses were awarded the prize along with him – they sink so completely and so specifically into the reality on screen, their contributions were justly recognised as equally important to the director's.
The more-established Lea Séydoux (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol; Midnight In Paris) has been getting most of the media attention, but this is Adèle Exarchopoulos' movie through and through. Laid bare in ways far more interesting than what the controversy surrounding this film would suggest, Exarchopoulos conveys the mania and heartbreak of falling in love with the kind of guileless conviction you'd think would be impossible to capture on camera.
The character arcs are not unique, but the torrent of emotional verisimilitude that flows from the screen is. Seen within a viewing of the film, the sexual aspects don't feel particularly gratuitous, their intensity justified in the context of the film's epic (successful) push for feeling.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour may require a little embracing of its motivations on the part of the viewer – once you begin to feel its rhythms, the film's mastery is undeniable.Hide
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Blue Is the Warmest Colour
BY Lythys grader
At least, no one will ever do worse with this story.
BY freshdude superstar
The film is often described as a lesbian love story but despite taking a big chunk of the movie, that's not the subject of the film ... the superb Adele (played by impressive Adele Exarchopoulos) is the subject of the film, and we follow her from 15 to about 22 years old. Ultimately it is a coming of age movie, really, and a brilliant one indeed.
Adele is utterly... More captivating, fascinating, stunning and touching ... you can not help but fall in love with her, at least I know I did.Hide
BY JackWallace superstar