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Release Date: October 25th, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 25th, 2014

NC-17|2 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
A French teen (Adèle Exarchopoulos) forms a deep emotional and sexual connection with an older art student (Léa Seydoux) she met in a lesbian bar.

Cast: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens, Jeremie Laheurte, Alma Jodorowski, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée

Director: Abdel Kechiche

Genres: Romance, Drama

Production Co: Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Scope Pictures, Eurimages, Canal+, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Quat'sous Films, Wild Bunch, France 2 Cinema, Vertigo Films, Ciné+, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pictanovo Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France 2 (FR2), Centre National de la Cinematographie, France Télévision, Radio Télévision Belge Francofone (RTB)

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Bar, Sacrifice, Car, Forbidden love, Fascinating, Love, 2010s, Emotional, France, Intense, Growing up

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  • Blue Is the Warmest Color explores a life with a depth and force that would be scary - if it weren't so scarily good. show more

  • The performances are nothing less than astonishing. It's easy to understand why the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival went to both actresses, though not easy for me to see why the movie itself was included in the unprecedented joint award. show more

  • Less concerned with classic storytelling than with creating virtual performance pieces on screen, the film features dozens of extended sequences of Adele and Emma both in and out of bed—scenes that are virtuously acted and directed, even if they run on for longer than most filmmakers would allow. show more

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Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2013)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film