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, 179 m., 2013
Léa Seydoux (Emma), Adèle Exarchopoulos (Adèle), Salim Kechiouche (Samir), Aurélien Recoing (Père Adèle), Catherine Salée (Mère Adèle), Benjamin Siksou (Antoine), Mona Walravens (Lise), Alma Jodorowsky (Béatrice), Jérémie Laheurte (Thomas), Anne Loiret (Mère Emma), Benoît Pilot (Beau Père Emma), Sandor Funtek (Valentin), Fanny Maurin (Amélie), Maelys Cabezon (Laetitia), Samir Bella (Samir). Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and produced by Brahim Chioua, Kechiche, and Vincent Maraval. Screenplay by Kechiche & Ghalia Lacroix (in French and English with subtitles), adapted from: the comic book Le Bleu est une couleur chaude by Julie Maroh.
Blue is, of course, the most prominent color in the film. It permeates everything in her life – from the clothes she wears (even before first meeting her paramour to be) and the atmosphere at her school to, pointedly, the home space she occupies and, finally, the water she will envelop herself in after a period of lovelorn despair. Blue is also, tellingly, the shock of color which adorns her first true love’s hair. It is the development and nature of this first true love which becomes the preoccupation of Abdellatif Kechiche’s epic Blue is the Warmest Color, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2013 – and deservedly so. Continue reading