Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 73

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AKA: La Vie d’Adele – Chapitres 1 & 2
Year: 2013
Directed by: Abdellatif Kechiche
Starring: Adele Exarchopoulos (Adele), Lea Seydoux (Emma)
Country: France, European Cinema
Language: French
(English subtitles)
Runtime: 03:00:10
Genres: Lesbian, Teensploitation

Plot – Spoilers:
Adele is studying literature at school and though she has a close circle of friends, she feels and acts like an outsider. One of the more coveted boys at school likes her and yet, Adele herself seems unaware of her beauty and appeal and goes through her days with a perpetual look of discontent. One day, she walks by a young woman with blue hair and fantasizes about her later that night. This opens up thoughts about her sexuality especially when she meets the same woman during a chance visit to a gay bar.

The first half of the movie builds on Adele’s curiosity, frustrations and eventual acceptance of who she is. In a way, we as viewers join in the understanding and acceptance. With that achieved, the latter half explores a relationship between two people who really are quite different with different ambitions.

Blue Is the Warmest Colour won the Palme d’Or and created history when the Jury awarded it to the lead actresses as well as the Director. And when you watch it, you’ll know why.

Favorite Scenes:
Emma sketches Adele on a bench:
The vulnerability in Adele as they are about to part ways is breathtaking.

Emma’s friends come over for a dinner party:
During the party, it’s obvious Adele is just not fitting in and the differences between Emma and Adele that were evident earlier, now become stark.

Where Emma savors oysters, Adele chews her food crudely. Emma is ambitious and driven, and though Adele has an artistic streak, she carries it lightly and has simple wants from life. Happiness to Emma is success as an artist while Adele is happy just being in love.

So when Emma’s artistic friends come over, Adele potters around like a cook and a housewife. And while she is far from stupid, she feels and comes across as the dumb, ordinary one among the friendly and complimentary, yet snobbish intellectuals. Eventually when Emma and Adele break up, you can’t help but feel Emma was just looking for an out, all the time.

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Heidi
Heidi
December 26, 2018 1:08 am

One of the most boring and self-indulgent movies I have ever watched. And way too long. Cannot fathom why it won a prize.

Damien
Damien
Reply to  Heidi
January 22, 2019 4:25 pm

lol … maybe you’re not as clever as you try to sound.

Loved it. Please post more of the flowery French.

Heidi
Heidi
Reply to  Damien
January 27, 2019 7:26 am

Va te faire foutre. C’est mon opinion, si tu ne l’aime pas ça m’est égal. Petit con!

Sya
Sya
January 26, 2019 1:20 pm

Best of lesbian films, so authentic and emotional.

Lily
Lily
March 13, 2019 12:27 am

I am fascinated by the emotions shown in this film, everything seems so self-explanatory and I can’t stop comparing the differences between cultures(my and french) I think this movie was beautiful.

Anyway Yadav
Anyway Yadav
Reply to  Lily
May 27, 2019 1:00 am

I’m working on Existentialism, and this movie is an exquisite example. I also love the emotions within the movie. Thank you so much!❤

Rainbow
Rainbow
May 28, 2019 12:18 am

This is a very good movie. I love how Emma and Adele act. It just saddened me because it doesn’t have happy ending. It’s been too long but I am hoping there will be next chapter.

kikz
kikz
June 13, 2019 2:28 pm

i love the movie. i hope they will have a part 2.

Jefiney
Jefiney
June 13, 2019 8:41 pm

Well, i saw that coming. Because of how different they were. I lost my hope for them getting back together after their meet up in a cafe. But i must say, I wanted Adele to write. Maybe indulge in what she likes. I was 60% expecting her to write a book with the Title “Blue is the warmest colour”. But oh well. I love how natural it was. Its not always about happy endings and first loves. Life is full of surprises. Be it a straight relationship or an lgbt love. Theres no guarentee that it will always work out… Read more »

André
André
July 29, 2019 3:11 am

Je suis très âgé. Et temps ne change pas. Toutes des histoires sont les histoires des femmes et des homme, de notre première amour perdue. Qui a raconté la vie d’ Adèle, la vie d’ Emme. Le film ou votre vie.

Ally Manno
Ally Manno
June 17, 2020 12:52 am

I hated this movie so fucking much, and here’s why: First off, when the movie starts, Adele is 15 years old, and Emma is in her early 20s. Right off the bat this relationship was already pretty manipulative because 20 SOMETHING YEAR OLDS SHOULDN’T BE DATING OR HAVING SEX WITH TEENAGERS. Maybe the rules of consent are very different in France, but that entire thing left a really bad taste in my mouth. Second, these characters have absolutely no chemistry outside of hardcore lesbian sex. They don’t share common interests, they don’t share common passions, they’re not even at a… Read more »

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Ally Manno
August 26, 2020 10:22 pm

Wow do you not get chance to vent much ?
Get over it. It’s a film. And your warning means nothing to no one.
Take an antidote for your bitter mind.

BJF
BJF
Reply to  Pete
October 21, 2020 12:10 pm

It’s called a review

Ash
Ash
Reply to  Pete
August 12, 2021 5:52 am

You’re obviously a fucking weirdo that enjoys pedophelia

David
David
July 17, 2020 1:38 am

So you liked it then…?

Jace
Jace
July 28, 2020 1:39 am

I personally think it is going to be boring if you want to see it in a boring way. It’s really just a matter of perspective and one can’t understand its depth if they cannot grasp the essence of realism in a film (which is what the director of the movie was aiming for). The simple conversation of a friend, a leaf falling on your hair, the frustrations, the feeling of something missing in your life but can’t figure out what it is you’re looking for, even the sex is part of our reality. The movie captures our lives in… Read more »

224
224
September 2, 2020 4:59 pm

amazing movie, made me realize that i wanna be with a woman. fucking with boys until i find my wife lmao.

Sophie
Sophie
Reply to  224
August 25, 2021 10:22 pm

Oh dear! Another one who views being gay or bisexual as a tucking fashion statement! If it took you to watch this film to suddenly ‘ switch sides’ & want a ‘ wife’. ..then may I suggest you just need to grow up ! Go and watch a film about aliens or something & you’ll be typing on here that you think you have been abducted in the last ????????….Fucking millennials!

Antinatalpist
Antinatalpist
September 29, 2020 6:09 pm

The reason I hate every horror movie ever is because people go around and kill other people… and that’s not ok! …………

Ally Manno
Ally Manno
Reply to  Antinatalpist
August 25, 2021 5:24 am

Late to reply, but that’s not a fair comparison because the purpose of this film is to be touching and relatable. Good horror movies know what they are and why they exist: they don’t portray their acts of violence and other atrocities as something cute and sentimental, they portray them in their rawest form to instill fear in the audience. REALLY good horror movies that explore character depth may go into the head of the murderer and film things from their perspective and justification, but the overall tone of said films never act like these things are okay. When it… Read more »

life harmony
life harmony
November 10, 2020 10:17 pm

Blue is the warmest color is so so Unique, I do think that there will never be movies like this ever! because it was just so so real, just like your living Adele’s life. with all the feeling she got with all the disapointments and regrets. its something that you have in real life, during watching it I never feels like Im watching a movie it was just some thing likes Adele’s diary, just like what Emma said. It is still new to the world and I think It will always be!

Ben
Ben
January 30, 2021 6:03 am

Probably the only lesbian movie that’s made me leak from my eyes instead of from my penis.

Zoe
Zoe
February 28, 2021 7:34 pm

as a lesbian, this one one of the most accurate portrays of lesbianism I’ve ever seen in a movie. I relate to this movie so much its kinda scary. its raw and realistic (except for the long porn scenes which are probably targeted toward the male gaze). I watched this like 4 times over in 8th grade.

Livvvyloaf
Livvvyloaf
April 17, 2021 4:29 pm

This movie is hands down one of my favorites. The book that this movie is based off of is hands down tearjerking.

Poopshoot
Poopshoot
June 22, 2021 2:31 am

The director of this movie is a scumbag. The actors and actresses say that they were coerced to do the sex scenes while contantly encouraged to drink alcohol. The lead actresses said they will never work with him again. He’s since been acused of sexual assault. You can see how awkward everyone is during the sex scenes and nobody wanted to be apart of unsimulated sex scenes and had all voiced that more than once. I dont give a fuck what you film just respect the actresses.

TheStonedRanger
TheStonedRanger
October 26, 2021 5:27 pm

Why is this on EUM? It’s just lesbo porn

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