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Tuesday 11 April 2017

A scene from Blue is the Warmest Colour

Posted in: Movies
By staff - 27th May 2013

Watch a scene from the French film everyone is talking about, Blue Is the Warmest Colour, which has won the top prize at the Cannes film festival.

Abdellatif Kechiche's film is based on a graphic novel. It follows the relationship between two young students in Lille, one of whom has hair dyed the blue of the title. When she reverts to her natural blonde, their affair nose-dives.

While much of the talk about the film has been about its lengthy sex scenes, Jordan Mintzer writes in the Hollywood Reporter:

“Surely to raise eyebrows with its show-stopping scenes of non-simulated female copulation, the film is actually much more than that: It’s a passionate, poignantly handled love story which, despite an unhinged 3-hour running time, is held together by phenomenal turns from Lea Seydoux and newcomer Adele Exarchopoulos, in what is clearly a breakout performance.”

Robbie Collin of the Telegraph adds:

“Kechiche’s film is three hours long, and the only problem with that running time is that I could have happily watched it for another seven. It is an extraordinary, prolonged popping-candy explosion of pleasure, sadness, anger, lust and hope, and contained within it – although only just – are the two best performances of the festival, from Adèle Exarchopolous and Léa Seydoux.” staff - 27th May 2013

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