Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Blue Is the Warmest Colour

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".

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."

Palme d'Or winner at Cannes Film Festival 2013
2018173 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
DramaRomanceWorld Cinema

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour / Reviews

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

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.

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Variety

Variety

It’s a simple, even predictable story, yet textured so exquisitely and acted so forcefully as to feel almost revelatory.

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Total Film

Total Film

Fearless, relatable and beautiful, this is one of the year’s best. Holding you so close for so long, you won’t want to break free.

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Time Out

Time Out

From this simple, not especially unique love story, Kechiche has fashioned an intimate epic.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie feels far more about [director] Kechiche's desires than anything else.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a long movie, and by the end you may well feel every bit as wrung out as the characters. But it is genuinely passionate film-making.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

It’s emotionally and sexually explicit, as raw as an exposed nerve at times, but Adèle and Emma have public lives as well as private ones, and the film’s great achievement is holding them in balance and observing how they relate to each other.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A sprawling, emotionally absorbing tale of young love from Franco-Tunisian auteur Abdellatif Kechiche.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Anchored by two of the most natural, committed performances you’ll ever see, Blue Is The Warmest Colour is the most moving love story of the year.

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