179 Min. | Drama – Romance | November 2013
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Staring: Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche
Blue Is the Warmest Colour Review: A truly magnificent and vivid work of art. “Blue is the Warmest Color” should be standard repertoire for the aspiring filmmaker and the avid film connoisseur. Tight and close shots give the feeling of being in the moment with the characters and feeling the same emotions that they feel. The acting was superb and extremely well-done, proving evidence that the directing was near flawless. The first quality of “Blue is the Warmest Color” is that the incredible acting job by Adele Exarchopoulos. Rather than mutely following direct orders from the director she was instructed to make her character her own and improvise her lines in order to make the experience more real. In so doing we are delivered a breathtaking view on a character that seems real and tangible. Adele made the character her own and such an incredible performance!
The second quality of “Blue is the Warmest Color”, is that needs to be discussed is the overlying theme of love and its significance to Adele. The film begins by discussing love at first sight and the deep meaning of that unique feeling we get in our bosoms on such occasions. We then continue on into the convoluted love life of Adele, where her friends tempt her and push her to do what she feels uncomfortable to do. It is after an unsettling experience that Adele becomes aware of new desires kindling within her. She meets Emma, a provocative and beautiful woman with blue hair. It is in this moment that Adele becomes aware of what she was missing and realizes her capability of love.
It is in this blossoming romance that so many viewers find controversy and disgust in “Blue is the Warmest Color”. Instead of claiming that “Blue is the Warmest Color” was full of ‘controversy’ and that there was too much ‘sex’ and ‘nudity’ that those intimate moments expressed visually on screen were mere looking glasses into our own private lives and emotions. Leave the immaturity behind and accept the beautiful representation of love for what it is. After all, are we not all human and are we not all capable of love? Overall, “Blue is the Warmest Color” is an excellent film.