New ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ Domestic Poster

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Sundance Selects and IFC are going to be depending strongly on critical buzz and Oscar pundit ballyhooing if BLue is the Warmest Color is going to find any serious traction in the awards race. An Oscar would help raise its public profile beyond the “lesbian drama with explicit sex scenes” persona it currently has, because trust me it’s much more than that (though this poster isn’t really suggesting as much). As I wrote in my review out of Toronto

Explicit sex aside, the rest of the film is a revelatory window into the life of this young girl who continually keeps you guessing, leaving the audience just as unsure of what’s around the next corner as she is. [Adele] Exarchopoulos gives a rare performance where less is more in so many different and subtle ways. Her control of body language and ability to say so much with just a glance or even ask questions with only her eyes allows us to see the world as she does and question it. As an audience member you experience joy, frustration, jealousy and sadness right alongside her and this is largely attributable to Exarchopoulos and [Lea] Seydoux’s performances.

You can read the full review right here and the new poster directly below.

Sundance Selects will begin releasing Blue is the Warmest Color, in its NC-17 rated form, in limited theaters on October 25. Check out the just released domestic trailer here.

Blue is the Warmest Color poster

At 15, Adele doesn’t question it: girls go out with boys. Her life is changed forever when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself…