2013, Cert 18, 179 mins, Subtitled
PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME OF THIS PERFORMANCE – 5PM
The winner of the Palme d’Or in 2013’s Cannes Film Festival, Abdellatif Kechiche’s stunning portrait of a relationship is a remarkable achievement.
Adapted from the graphic novel by Julie Maroh, Kechiche’s film explores a journey through different frontiers that occur in any love affair. Shot in intimate hand-held close-up, it is a work or unhurried, unforced naturalism, but is also full of an intoxicating youthful vigour.
Adéle’s life is changed forever when she meets blue-haired Emma. After an encounter in the street; Adéle daydreams this confident older art student into her life.
Soon after, Emma does enter Adéle’s life, making way for an intense and complicated love story that spans a decade and is touchingly universal in its depiction.
Emma teaches Adéle to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult.
“Blue is the Warmest Colour is mostly tremendous, and anchored by two of the year’s most fiercely committed performances.”(Telegraph)
“Fearless, relatable and beautiful, this is one of the year’s best. Holding you so close for so long, you won’t want to break free.”(Total Film)
Come see why the Palme d’Or (with Jury headed by Steven Spielberg) was awarded to the two lead actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos as well as the director, as Blue is the Warmest Colour makes its long anticipated appearance.
Review by Anna Shepherd