“Blue Is the Warmest Color” is a French romantic drama film directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. The film was released in 2013 and is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Julie Maroh. The story follows Adèle, a high school student who falls in love with a blue-haired girl named Emma. The film explores the complex and emotional relationship between the two women, as they navigate their personal lives and the challenges of coming out to their families and friends.
The film was critically acclaimed and won the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It was praised for its honest and intimate portrayal of same-sex love and was particularly lauded for the performances of its lead actresses, Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. However, the film also generated controversy and criticism for its explicit sexual content and for the way in which Kechiche reportedly treated his actresses during filming.
Original name: La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitres 1 et 2
Duration: 180 min.