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.