Blue Is The Warmest Color (La Vie d'Adèle)
- NC-17 (for explicit sexual content)
- Running time:
- 179 minutes
Acclaimed French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche's latest, based on Julie Maroh's graphic novel, was the sensation of this year's Cannes Film Festival even before it was awarded the Palme d'Or. AdĂ¨le Exarchopoulos is a young woman whose longings and ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. LĂŠa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) is the older woman who excites her desire and becomes the love of her life. Kechiche's movie is, like the films of John Cassavetes, an epic of emotional transformation that pulses with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation. It is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.
- Release date:
- October 25, 2013
- Quick review:
- Yes, there is a lot of sex. Graphic sex between two young women. But that’s only part of what this extraordinary film is about. This three-hour portrait of a French high school student (an amazing Adhle Exarchopoulos) is shot with a close-up intensity that brings the character out from the screen and into your heart. It’s emotional 3-D!