Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a 2013 French romantic drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche.
Teenager Adèle aspires to become a teacher, but her life is turned upside down when she meets Emma, a blue-haired art student at a nearby college, who instigates a romance

Before "Blue Is the Warmest Color", I had seen three powerful films by Kechiche: Games of Love and Chance, The Secret of the Grain and Black Venus.  I'm still obsessed by Black Venus, a powerful film that never received an  attention it really deserved.

I believe "Blue Is the Warmest Color" is the continuation of "Games of Love and Chance" in a more concrete and personal way, emphasizing a deep analysis of a character torn apart by her sexual identity and social norms. kechiche is a multidisciplinary filmmaker, fascinated by the complexity of human reactions toward circumstances. He is also obsessed by the beauty and vibrating energy of the youth.
The film with all its beauties, is unnecessarily long and in some part pretentious.  It also falls into an unnecessary pornographic expressions which takes away its absolute beauty.

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