Blue Is the Warmest Colour (French: La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 – “The Life of Adèle – Chapters 1 & 2”), also known as Adele: Chapters 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. It won the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and became the first film to have the prize awarded to both the director and the lead actresses.
The film is based on the 2010 French graphic novel of the same name by Julie Maroh which won several awards and was published in North America in 2013. The film had its North American premiere at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival. – wikipedia
It is an unmissable foray into the passion, pain and pleasure of first love, the one that tears your heart out through your lungs and out of your throat.
The film attempts and ultimately succeeds at portraying Adele’s story of schoolyard immaturity, her first experience of bigotry, living in a time of economic uncertainty and world wide upheaval and revolution. And of course her first completely innocent love where she knows no other course except to give her entire self completely to another.
Shot on a budget of four million Euro Abdellatif Kechiche has managed to pull off the unimaginable, The first time I have seen a film which very accurately portrays the disgusting truth of real life romance and the human condition.
This film is completely unmissable and to go without feasting on this film would be to do yourself a disservice. I would be very surprised if it is not in contention for the best foreign film oscar. I highly recommend that you plunge head first into Adele’s little dalliance with enthusiastic fervor, P.S, tell all of your friends to do the same.
10 out of 10.
- Review: Blue is the Warmest Color (2013) (themoviemayor.wordpress.com)
- Blue is the Warmest Colour – Palme d’Or Winner (wirkinderfromlondon.wordpress.com)
- La Vie d’Adéle (Blue is the Warmest Color) (2013) – dir. Abdellatif Kechiche (filmslikedreams.wordpress.com)