Review: Blue Is The Warmest Color

ImageWith all of the controversy concerning same-sex marriage and relationships, “Blue Is The Warmest Color” proves that love has no boundaries and that one can not always choose who or how we fall in love.  First introduced at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, this film was the darling of the indie film circuit and won almost every major award along the way.  “Blue Is The Warmest Color”(Adapted From: The Comic Book “Le Bleu Est Une Couleur Chaude”) is a contemporary love story of two young women who find each other under the most unlikely of circumstances.  Adele’s life is changed when she runs across Emma, a blue-haired, blue-eyed young artist who life is as free as her artistic expression.  We witness how love is found, discovered, heightened, plateaued, lost and the failed attempt to rekindle the magical connection.

A little long and not for the weak, Cinematographer Sofian El Fani did a fabulous job shooting such graphic sex scenes in a beautiful, tasteful fashion. Director Abdellatif Kechiche made an exemplary choice in film composition by implementing the color blue in the set, wardrobe, hair color and locations.  He also succeeds in making the color “blue” have a plethora of meanings other than the obvious one of being associated with sadness.

The lead actresses Léa Seydoux (Emma) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (Adele) expose the raw emotions of their characters in a manner that is inspiring, admirable and totally engaging.  Adèle Exarchopoulos is especially convincing as she  conveys the raw emotions associated with falling in love and having your heart torn out due to your own unforgivable choices.

Clocking in at three hours,  you’ll have to pays serious attention as the entire film is in subtitles, but worth every minute.  “Blue Is The Warmest Color” is available NOW and streaming through NETFLIX.


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