Trailer for Cannes Winner Blue is the Warmest Color

An official U.S. trailer has been released for Blue is the Warmest Color, winner of the Palm d’Or (best film) at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Cannes jury, led by Steven Spielberg, chose this as the most impressive film of the festival. It’s arguably a giant reason this is getting a wide release; the film clocks in at close to three-hours and it has some graphic lesbian sex, two factors that would ring alarm bells for distributors had it not received such acclaim.

Unfortunately, the film will not be eligible for Best Foreign Film at the upcoming Academy Awards. According to The Guardian, “…a film must have opened in its home country by the end of September to be put forward for nomination. Blue is due to be released in France on 9 October, thereby missing the deadline…”

Regardless of the controversy, the reviews have all raved about the emotional strength running through this film. While this trailer is a simple one, it conveys the ups and downs in this relationship, and we can’t wait to see it.

Here’s the official synopsis for Blue Is the Warmest Color:

Acclaimed French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, was the sensation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival even before it was awarded the Palme d’Or. Adèle Exarchopoulos is a young woman whose longings and ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) is the older woman who excites her desire and becomes the love of her life. Kechiche’s movie is, like the films of John Cassavetes, an epic of emotional transformation that pulses with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation. It is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.

 

 

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ETA: USA – 25 October, 2013.