The first clip from director Abdellatif Kechiche’s epically intimate drama Blue Is the Warmest Color has landed online. The story centers on Adele (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a young woman who begins to discover her sexuality and eventually falls in love with the alluring Emma (Léa Seydoux). I caught the film at TIFF and was blown away. The three-hour runtime flies by as the audience becomes emotionally wrapped up in the life of Adele, following her every step of the way; it helps that Exarchopoulos and Seydoux turn in a pair of mesmerizing performances. Don’t let the grabby headlines of NC-17 lesbian sex fool you; this is a seriously great film. This clip is from a scene towards the beginning of their relationship, as their magnetic attraction leads to a stolen kiss.
Via The Playlist.
Here’s the official synopsis for Blue Is the Warmest Color:
Acclaimed French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, was the sensation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival even before it was awarded the Palme d’Or. Adèle Exarchopoulos is a young woman whose longings and ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) is the older woman who excites her desire and becomes the love of her life. Kechiche’s movie is, like the films of John Cassavetes, an epic of emotional transformation that pulses with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation. It is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.