Blue Is the Warmest Color
aka La vie d'Adèle
First screened in October 2013
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche. Cast: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux, Jérémie Laheurte, Alma Jodorowsky, Fanny Maurin, Sandor Funtek, Catherine Salée, Aurélien Recoing, Salim Kechiouche, Benjamin Siksou, Mona Walravens, Benoît Pilot, Baya Rehaz. Screenplay: Abdellatif Kechiche and Ghalia Lacroix (based on the graphic novel by Julie Maroh).
Twitter Capsule: Two very compelling characterizations in engaging but oddly proportioned film with few interesting images.

Photo © 2013 Sundance Selects/Wild Bunch
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Picture, shared by Kechiche, Exarchopoulos, and Seydoux); FIPRESCI Prize
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Exarchopoulos; tie); Best Foreign Language Film
National Society of Film Critics: Best Foreign Language Film
National Board of Review: Breakthrough Actress (Exarchopoulos)
Chicago Film Critics Association: Most Promising Performer (Exarchopoulos)

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