Release date:October 25, 2013
MPAA Rating:NC-17 (for explicit sexual content)
Screenwriters:Julie Maroh, Ghalia Lacroix, Abdellatif Kechiche
Starring:Adèle Exarchopoulos, Lea Seydoux, Jérémie Laheurte, Catherine Salée, Aurélien Recoing, Sandor Funtek
The sensation of the Cannes Film Festival and the most controversial film of the year, "Blue is the Warmest Color" made cinema history as the first film ever awarded the Palme d'Or to both its director and its actresses. In a star-making role, Adèle Exarchopoulos is Adèle, a passionate young woman who has a yearning she doesn't quite understand until a chance encounter with the blue-haired Emma ignites a flame and brings her to life. Léa Seydoux ("Midnight in Paris") gives a fearless performance as Emma, the older woman who excites Adèle's desire and becomes the love of her life. Abdellatif Kechiche's ("The Secret of the Grain") intimate epic of tenderness and passion charts their relationship over the course of several years, from the ecstasy of a first kiss to the agony of heartbreak. Pulsing with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation, "Blue is the Warmest Color" is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.