Blue Is The Warmest Color is definitely an intriguing film. It won the Palm d’Or, but garnered controversy over its graphic lesbian sex scenes. Even the film’s two main actresses have sometimes seemed to be in two minds about the movie – proud of its success but finding it incredibly difficult to ignore how tough it was to make.
An October US release is set, with the film coming to the UK in November.
Ahead of that, a new trailer has arrived – and as is the way with both foreign film and gay themed movies, there’s no dialogue (because apparently nobody would watch anything that wasn’t in English) and it’s unclear whether the characters are straight or not (because nobody would watch a movie about two women in love if it wasn’t purely about titillating straight men). If you can’t tell, we’re not desperately impressed with this promo, even if the images are pretty.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘At 15, Adele doesn’t question it: a girl goes out with boys. Her life is turned upside down the night she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself…’ Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopolis star in the movie, and it was a lengthy sex scene between the two that got people talking at Cannes.