Blue is the Warmest Color

The sensation of the Cannes Film Festival and much talked about, intelligent, sensually daring film of the year, Blue is the Warmest Color made cinema history as the first film ever awarded the Palme d’Or to both its director and its actresses.

Blue is the Warmest Color centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate falls for her hard, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. Adèle imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with an overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma, who will soon enter Adèle's life for real, making way for an intense and complicated love story that spans a decade and is touchingly universal in its depiction.

Although much of the press related to the film so far has focused on the explicit sex scenes, the film is about coming of age and forging an identity in the world. Blue is the Warmest Color is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.

Directed by: Abdellatif Kechiche

Starring: Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopolous

In French with English subtitles

Running time: 3 hrs 7 mins

Show time is 6:25 PM. Ticket price is $9.75. Raleigh Grande accepts cash, debit and credit cards. If there is interest in film discussion afterwards, we can walk over to Flying Burrito.

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  • jillery!!!

    I was glad that Raleigh showed such a progressive movie but over all I did not care for it. The ongoing 85% close ups of the faces and nostrils got old to me-- but I did like the use of the color blue in the first part of the movie. Adel just looked dirty and unkempt to me-- I wanted to wash her dirty nails and brush her hair. (sorry, I know I'm bad...) It was a typical French type of movie with no solid ending- which I liked. The acting was adequate. The love scenes.... too long and not what I would call authentic-- I feel a lot of folks probably liked the movie a bit more because of the sexual exploration and scenes which was nice in it's own right. I wish I could have been as blown away by the movie as other but sadly... no.

    November 23, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Just saw the film this afternoon. In my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful, raw, and honest love stories I have ever experienced on the screen. The acting is beyond sublime. The only tragedy is that this film missed the Oscar deadline for Foreign Films and will not receive the recognition that it truly deserves. A true masterpiece.

    2 · November 22, 2013

    • Jenny

      Thank-you all for your comments - sounds amazing. I'm going to see today.

      November 23, 2013

  • Miri

    Phew! where does one even begin to explain, let alone accurately capture in written form, the beauty I found pretty much everywhere in this hauntingly honest coming of age art house film. So much to savor -- the touching scenes of Adele attempting to connect to her first high school boyfriend thru literature- with no success, to, as Shawna suggested, the bravely nuanced and constant close-up filmography from beginning to end. A real gem.
    Thanks Shawna and Hilton for taking the plunge with me..

    2 · November 20, 2013

  • Shawna

    I thought this was an incredibly beautiful film and far better than anticipated. I enjoyed everything about it. The close up cinematography style, running time, and everyday scenes helped give the film its genuineness. It’s hard to convey the authentic emotion in this film; I recommend it to all.

    3 · November 20, 2013

  • Hilton F.

    Two of us had a wonderful dinner and then we were joined by one brave soul who thought she could deal with the XXX-rated movie. For the four of you who missed the film, the three hours went by very quickly, and I may even see it again. Very good depiction of the ups and downs of love with a lot of sex thrown in.

    3 · November 20, 2013

  • Clai

    I'm going to have to miss this one too.

    November 20, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Sorry we will have to miss this one.....Hope everyone enjoys it.

    November 20, 2013

  • Heather

    I'm not going to be able to make it after all, have to work late. Looking forward to the reviews! :)

    November 20, 2013

  • Miri

    Going to try and make this but it will be close- with starting time @ 6:25. If I'm not there by gathering time- will do my best to find you all in theater :)

    November 20, 2013

  • Jenny

    Sorry I can't make it now due to a new work commitment. Will miss all.

    November 19, 2013

  • jillery!!!

    Ended up seeing BLUE over the weekend. I'm interested in hearing what others think of the movie :-)

    November 17, 2013

    • Heather

      What did you think of the film, Jillery?

      November 18, 2013

    • jillery!!!

      I liked it but with reservations. I'd rather not say until the group has seen it.

      November 18, 2013

  • Betty B.

    I just joined this group, and am looking forward to meeting you all this Wed for Blue!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • jillery!!!

    This movie begins today (Friday)- so for those of you that can't make it Wednesday...

    November 15, 2013

  • Melissa

    Sorry to miss this interested one (working)…thanks for putting it on my radar!

    November 15, 2013

  • Raymond C.

    The running time on this movie is close to three hours long, at
    2 hours and 58 minutes. I heard this movie has some of the most erotic and graphic sex scene ever depicted on film. And I haven't seen anything like this since "Emmanuelle" with Sylvia Kristel or "Exterminating Angels"(another sexually graphic adult film from France that was notorious for its four girl on girl sex scenes.

    November 15, 2013

  • Diane

    Oh phooey! You scheduled it on a day I can't make it!

    November 14, 2013

    • Hilton F.

      Cucalorus?

      November 14, 2013

    • Heather

      Its an Independent film festival in Wilmington. I wanted to go, but my schedule does not allow it. :( Have fun Shawna! http://www.cucalorus....­

      1 · November 15, 2013

  • Hilton F.

    I saw an interesting video interview of gay women commenting on whether or not the sex scenes in the movie were realistic or not. Unsure if I should post it.

    November 14, 2013

    • jillery!!!

      It's just acting. Hetero or S/S --sometimes it looks exciting but often not so much. lol. I read they were quite gymnastic. In House of Cards was Kevin Spacey's sexship with the reporter authentic? It's acting. And this was hilarious too!

      November 14, 2013

    • Hilton F.

      I liked the part with cat walking through the interview.

      November 14, 2013

  • Hilton F.

    If anyone is interested in meeting me for dinner at the Flying Burrito beforehand, around 5:15 p.m., please let me know.

    November 13, 2013

    • jillery!!!

      If my schedule works out I'll be there Hilton. :-)

      1 · November 14, 2013

    • Jenny

      I should be able to make it for dinner, too!

      1 · November 14, 2013

  • Shawna

    Please note the meeting time is a bit earlier at 6:15 PM. Show time is 6:25 PM. It is a 3 hr film.

    November 12, 2013

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