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3.8
6,064 Ratings

Blue Is the Warmest Color

La vie d'Adèle – chapitre 1 & 2

Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
France, Belgium, 2013
Drama, LGBT+

Synopsis

Teenager Adèle’s (Adèle Exarchopoulos) life is turned upside down the night she meets Emma (Léa Seydoux), a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself…

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Blue Is the Warmest Color Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2013 | 2 wins including: Palme d'Or

Independent Spirit Awards

2014 | Winner: Best International Film

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2013 | Winner: FIPRESCI Film of the Year

Kechiche’s intuitive shooting allows for the most quotidian acts, which can be as minor as a timed glance or as violent as swinging arms, to become visually percussive in each scene. Amassed to nearly three hours, these everyday actions suggest the lithe spirit beneath Adele, and Kechiche’s limber yet exact aesthetic mirrors her ravenous and entirely human curiosity.
February 27, 2014
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The beauty of director Abdellatif Kechiche’s slow-burning and naturalistic depiction of a young lady’s evolution through matters of the heart derives from the fact that its structure and themes are so universal that it’s open season on finding a way to plug yourself into the drama. Three hours fly by, in a large part because of the committed performance of young star, Adèle Exarchopoulos.
November 21, 2013
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Despite most recent reports, Blue is the Warmest Color is actually a superb French film and not simply a destructive wave of controversy waiting to engulf your news feed… Blue is the Warmest Color is not just about the rush of intimacy one feels after meeting a new love; it deals honestly with the changes that ultimately challenge each relationship to go against the grain of societal expectations.
November 12, 2013
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