Blue is the Warmest Colour 3

Blue is the Warmest Colour

  • Abdellatif Kechiche
  • In French
  • 180 mins

Showing as part of Play It Again, POUTfest 2014

This Palme d’Or-winning love story from Franco-Tunisian filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche is an enchanting film focusing on the life of Adele, as she navigates her late adolescence and grows into a young woman. The story begins with 15-year old Adele and follows her from her first taste of sex with a boy from school to her relationship with Emma, a mysterious blue-haired girl who she first encounters in the street. Blue is the Warmest Colour is an erotic, passionate and emotional film, and Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux give excellent performances as the young lovers.

The screening on Mon 25 August will be introduced by Clara Bradbury-Rance, PhD student in Contemporary Film at the University of Manchester.

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Cast: Lea Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche
Country: France
Year: 2013
Subtitles: Full English

Last shown

Last shown at Cornerhouse on Mon 25th Aug 2014


A sprawling, emotionally absorbing tale of young love from Franco-Tunisian auteur Abdellatif Kechiche.

The Hollywood Reporter

Kechiche has fashioned an intimate epic in every sense of the term, its every subtle emotional turn rendered widescreen on Exarchopoulos’s exquisitely expressive face. 5/5

Time Out, London

Abdellatif Kechiche's epic film evokes love in its purest and most passionate form –  intense, cataclysmic and unforgettable. 5/5

The Guardian

It is an extraordinary, prolonged popping-candy explosion of pleasure, sadness, anger, lust and hope, and contained within it – although only just – are the two best performances of the [Cannes Film] festival, from Adèle Exarchopolous and Léa Seydoux. 5/5

The Telegraph

Anchored by two of the most natural, committed performances you’ll ever see, Blue Is The Warmest Colour is the most moving love story of the year. 5/5


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. 5/5

Total Film

Comprehensive and heartfelt. 5/5

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