Sundance Selects’ domestic release of this year’s Palme D’Or winner, Blue is the Warmest Color, has just debuted a trailer. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers.
Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and written by Kechiche and Ghalya Lacroix, the film stars Lea Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos and is planned to hit theaters with an NC-17 rating for “explicit sexual content.” Sundance Selects will release the film in theaters beginning on October 25, 2013, on the heels of a screening as part of the 2013 New York Film Festival.
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.