Blue Is the Warmest Color

Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:179
Director:Abdellatif Kechiche
Producer:Alcatraz Films
Olivier Thery Lapiney
Laurence Clerc
Screenwriter:Abdellatif Kechiche
Ghalia Lacroix
Cinematographer:Sofian El Fani
Editor:Ghalia Lacroix
Albertine Lastera
Jean-Marie Lengelle
Camille Toubkis
Cast:Léa Seydoux
Adèle Exarchopoulos
Salim Kéchiouche
Mona Walravens
Jérémie Laheurte
Alma Jodorowsky
Aurélien Recoing
Print Source:IFC Films


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In French with English subtitles. This year’s winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival boldly explores, with uncompromising candor and searing performances, the explosive relationship between two young women. In the leads, Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (I Used to Be Darker) are outstanding and, in an unprecedented move, were awarded the Palme alongside director Abdellatif Kechiche (The Secret of the Grain). High school student Adèle has a passion for literature. Blue-haired Emma studies fine arts at a university in town. There’s an instant connection when the two women meet at a bar, and slowly they begin a romantic relationship. Both sexually explicit and emotionally gripping, Blue Is the Warmest Color unflinchingly chronicles the complexities of romance, sexuality and human relations with fearless performances and astute direction.

—Joe Bowman


Additional Information

Acclaimed Tunisian-French actor, director and screenwriter Abdellatif Kechiche made his first film, La Faute à Voltaire, in 2000. His Games of Love and Chance (2003) won a César Award for Best Film and for Best Director. The Secret of the Grain (2007) also won Césars for Best Film and Best Director, among other prizes. His latest film, Blue Is the Warmest Color, won the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.