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Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013) Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche

Join us for this year's Palme D'Or Winner from the Cannes Film Festival.

Director Abdellatif Kechiche (L’Esquive, Couscous) has an expansive approach to storytelling, all the better to get under his characters’ skins and into their social reality. His latest, this year’s Palme d’Or winner, spans several years in the life of Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos). We first meet her as a school student, tentatively getting together with a male admirer but increasingly fascinated by Emma (Léa Seydoux), a woman with blue-dyed hair that she glimpses in the street. Before long they are an item, Adèle becoming the muse for Emma’s art while she pursues her own path into adulthood. The extended scenes of lesbian sex earned headlines in Cannes – and sparked critical debate over the question of Kechiche’s male take on the material – but these sequences are strikingly new in a mainstream context, not just in their uninhibited nature, but because they’re about female pleasure presented in a direct, non-mystificatory way. The film’s compelling grip is partly down to Kechiche’s eye as a social observer, partly because of its two lead actors. Seydoux depicts Emma with genial wit and toughness, while Exarchopoulos is a revelation, offering a fearless, deeply affecting performance of remarkable intensity. The result is something rare – a film that truly catches the messy, mesmerising turbulence of life and love. - Jonathan Romney

Thanks to the kind support of Curzon Cinemas we should be able to obtain tickets at their member's rate. Be at the cinema promptly at 4.45 to take advantage of this.

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  • lisa

    sorry last minute cancellation. i have too much to do before the week ahead. i am really disappointed. hope you enjoy the film-reviews look good.

    November 24, 2013

  • adrienne l.

    Sorry i can 't make it now, it's a shame!!. I apologise for cancelling so short notice. Have a great time!!

    November 24, 2013

  • Cathy

    Want to see this but have an appointment with Scarlett OHara and Rhett Butler!

    November 23, 2013


    Sorry Richard that I can't make it to this film on Sunday. I have been following the reviews and look forward to seeing it. Am going next week but will miss the feedback from the group.

    November 21, 2013

  • Brunswick V.

    Can't make it now. Apologies. Will join yiu for another film

    November 21, 2013

  • Sue H.

    Hope to come to this.

    November 19, 2013

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