Blue is the Warmest Color

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France | 2013 | 179 minutes | Abdellatif Kechiche

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Back by popular demand! One of the most acclaimed and controversial films of the year, this Palme d'Or-winning love story stars Adèle Exarchopolous and Léa Seydoux as a pair of passionate young women who embark on a life-changing relationship.

Based on Julie Maroh's graphic novel, director Abdellatif Kechiche's film 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 plays a young woman whose longings, ecstasies, and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux (Sister, Midnight in Paris) is the older woman who excites her desire and becomes the love of her life.

This intimate epic of tenderness and passion charts their relationship 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.

"The most explicit organ in Blue Is the Warmest Color, believe it or not, is the heart." - Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly


Please be advised that this film has scenes of a sexually explicit nature.

  • Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
  • Principal Cast: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 179 minutes
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Rating: NC17
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: IFC Films