Tender are affairs of the heart. Adolescence is a time of discovery. A young girl’s awakening provides lots of food for fodder in Blue is the Warmest Color. Sure to create quite the buzz is this Mongrel Media release now strutting its stuff at the Park Theatre in Vancouver. France is a liberal country. Out to push boundaries is director/ writer Abdellatif Kechiche.
Raves at Cannes are well deserved as we witness first hand the sexual awakening of Emma. This 17 year old is played to perfection by Lea Seydoux. When she notices a strange girl with blue hair it sets off an emotionally charged relationship. Cast as mystery woman Adele is Adele Exarchopoulos.
Elements of peer pressure and homophobia rage in this slow building pressure cooker of a movie. Sensational acting and very hot encounters turn Blue is the Warmest Color into a very frisky effort. Almost three hours in length this movie is too long yet very erotic and full of emotional performances. Uncomfortable moments turn up the heat in this saucy delight. How these two women weave into and out of love is delicately and deliberately handled in this sophisticated look into same sex relationships that will make people think.