Blue Is The Warmest Color

2013

Blue Is The Warmest Color

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Raw, honest, powerfully acted, and deliciously intense, Blue Is the Warmest Color offers some of modern cinema's most elegantly composed, emotionally absorbing drama.

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BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to 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. (c) IFC

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  • At a party for Emma, a Louise Brooks film plays in the background. Brooks was a natural screen icon and both of these astonishing actresses share her intensity.

    Nov 22, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Blue is the Warmest Colour is too exceptional a film to be defined by its controversy.

    Nov 8, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • An astounding, complex film about the ecstasy, the danger and the beauty of love.

    Nov 8, 2013 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • One of the year's best films.

    Nov 7, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A love story so erotically charged that it short circuits our higher functions.

    Nov 7, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Forget the controversy and see Blue is the Warmest Color for what it truly is: a warm and compassionate ode to the vagaries of the heart.

    Nov 7, 2013 | Rating: 3/4

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