French award-winning gay-themed drama directed by Abdel Kechiche. The film follows the 17-year-old closeted student Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) as she pursues a passionate and fiery relationship with an older and 'out' blue-haired lesbian called Emma (Léa Seydoux). Throughout their relationship the two young women learn a lot about the pains and joys of being in love and the importance of staying true to oneself.
After watching "Blue Is The Warmest Colour", it is not difficult to see why it won the coveted Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival. From the beginning, it is clear to see that a lot of time and effort has gone into crafting a movie worthy of the Palme d'Or. The performances of Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos are outstanding and both actresses should not be surprised to find producers beating a path to their agents' doors. It is claimed that Abdellatif Kechiche was a nightmare to work with, but the quality of the movie overall and the accolades bestowed upon it shows that Kechiche is a perfectionist who expects those he works with to be the same.
For me the film shows what it is like to be truly in love. And reminds me not to undervalue, not to fail to express in every way possible, should it ever happen to me again. Indescribable pain may follow, mais c'est la vie, n'est ce pas? Bien sûr...
A French school girl grows up and faces the choices that all adolescents have when becoming adults. Often gripping, occasionally painful to watch, the film is a passionate and gritty rendition of a young girl's life and choices. A long film (approx 3 hours) the first couple of hours were a treat, the third hour was less engaging, but none-the-less maintained the narrative tension right to the last frame.
It's the longest single movie I've ever seen, but therein lay its problem. With minor rewriting and editing the same story could have been told in half the time and to better effect. After 2 hours I just wanted it to end, which is a shame as it had much better potential.
Simply the best film telling the story of young lesbian lovers.....don't let the subtitles put you off. Well acted, and so many scenes that are sensually erotic and real - and heart breakingly tragic. The energy between the two actresses is sublime. Totally believable and touching. One of the best films on the dynamics of relationships that you'll ever see.