Blue is the Warmest Color

Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche | Written by Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix. Based on the graphic novel by Julie Maroh

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Exarchopoulos) who is approaching adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate falls for her hard, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. Adèle imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with an overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma (Seydoux), who will soon enter Adèle's life for real, making way for an intense and complicated love story that spans a decade and is touchingly universal in its depiction.

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Palme d’Or, and for the first time ever in the history of the festival, the award was given to the two lead actresses as well as the filmmaker. Kechiche was also awarded the FIPRESCI Prize. The film was a Special Presentation at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, was featured at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival, and will screen at the 2013 New York and Chicago film festivals.

In French with English Subtitles

Available on iTunes, DVD and Blu-ray and VOD
US Distribution: Wild Bunch

Blue is the Warmest Color (2014)

179 min, Romance

Starring Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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