Monday, June 16, 2014

Movie of the Week – Blue Is the Warmest Color

This week’s movie: Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

Adele is a high school student who cannot seem to find her place. Everything changes for her when she is sexually awakened after seeing a young woman with blue hair in the street. Adele goes out of her way to meet this girl, who is named Emma. Finding Emma leads Adele down a road of discovery as she grows into herself and leaves adolescence behind.

The film is written and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who also made the well-received The Secret of the Grain. He works with cinematographer Sofian El Fani on the film.

The cast is excellent, featuring breakthrough performances from Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux.

Blue Is the Warmest Color won the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or (for Best Film) and it was for the first time ever also awarded to the two leading actresses as well as the director. The film is a beautifully told, acted, and shot romance drama that works very much as a coming-of-age narrative. Along with The Hunt, this film was my favorite foreign language film of the year. It is a must-see for fans of romance dramas.

Trailer: Here
Available on: Blu-ray and Video On-Demand

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