‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’

Bold, challenging, sexually explicit with a stunning central performance from Adèle Exarchopoulos (The White Crow, Sibyl), Blue is the Warmest Colour is a deeply intuitive exploration of a young woman’s exploration of sex and sexuality.

Meeting Emma (Léa Seydoux – The French Dispatch, Spectre) changes Adele’s life as she embarks on an all-consuming passion with the older art student. Emotional intensity and heart-on-sleeve realism explode on screen as the two young women consume each other.

Director Abdellatif Kechiche (The Secret of the Grain, Mektoub My Love) continues his exploration of cinema verité with intense close ups as people talk, eat, laugh, make love, revealing their everyday. Friends come, go; lives change, tensions build. The result is a beautiful, sensual rollercoaster ride as the young Adele struggles to understand and immerses herself into that emotional intensity.

Winner of the 2013 Palme d’Or for Kechiche and, in a Cannes Film Festival first, Exarchopoulos and co-star Léa Seydoux.

Rating: 74%

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