Blue is the Warmest Color took Cannes by storm this year winning the Palme d'Or and shocking the crowd with its long and explicit lesbian sex scenes. Now the international trailer is out! The critically acclaimed three-hour film from Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche will be distributed by Sundance Selects, so look for it in an arthouse theater near you this October.
Based on the 2010 graphic novel of the same name, Blue is the Warmest Color stars newcomer Adele Exarchopoulos as 15-year-old Adele and Léa Seydoux (Farewell, My Queen, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Midnight in Paris) as her girlfriend Emma.
Reviews have alternately praised the film's sensuality and explicit sex scenes. The London Times Kaya Burgess called it “one of the most beautifully and unobtrusively observed love stories I’ve seen on film,” while The Hollywood Reporter’s Jordan Mintzer wrote, "Surely to raise eyebrows with its show-stopping scenes of non-simulated female copulation, the film is actually much more than that: it's a passionate, poignantly handled love story,” according to Reuters.
The international trailer arrives sans subtitles, but even for the French language deficient, it’s pretty easy to suss out what it’s all about.