Blue Is the Warmest Color (Criterion Collection) NC-17

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: NC-17
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 25, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Criterion Collection
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Trailer
    • TV spot
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by
Screenwriting by &

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh89%

Total Count: 191


User Ratings: 23,974
4 stars out of 4 -- [A] sprawling, boldly immersive coming-of-age drama...
Washington Post
Oct 31, 2013
Rating: 3.5/4 -- An incisive look at the burning fire of first love, and the ache and devastation of its fading. Full Review
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
Jun 9, 2019
If you give Kechiche your time, he hardly tries your patience, once again creating a beautiful, engrossing film that manages to capture human emotion like few others films ever have. Full Review
Aug 28, 2019
The film belongs to Exarchopoulos, its remarkably expressive starlet, whose countenance -- frequently framed in close-up, the better to read each telling, minute shift in feeling -- becomes a grand canvas for director Abdellatif Kechiche...
A.V. Club
Oct 24, 2013
Rating: C -- Kechiche totally dirts the whole thing through the objectifying male gaze he shoots through and in the bloated, completely indulgent three hour running time. Had he used the time to further unpack these complex characters, maybe it could be justified. Full Review
The Reader (Omaha, NE)
Aug 27, 2019
Sitting through three hours in a movie theater and focusing on one woman's life (especially a queer woman's) was a relief and something I could use a lot more of. Full Review
Bitch Flicks
Mar 14, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- An elemental relationship, defined entirely by the interior ferocity of the participants' pure attraction and empathy, gets exactly the same intense ethos of representation. Full Review
Patrick Nabarro
Jan 27, 2019

Product Description:

A 15-year-old finds her naïve perceptions of human sexuality challenged upon meeting a blue-haired student who encourages her to assert her individuality in director Abdel Kechiche's deeply perceptive drama. Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) is in the midst of a sexual awakening when a handsome male classmate strives to catch her attention. Meanwhile, Adèle's daydreams keep drifting back to Emma (Léa Seydoux), a worldly art student she ran into on the street. Later, when Adèle and Emma forge an actual connection, the uncertain younger teen discovers a side of herself that she's never known, becoming increasingly comfortable in her own skin despite the reactions of her close-minded classmates. BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR was the recipient of the prestigious Palme d' Or at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival.


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