Synopsis: Fifteen year old Adèle has no doubt: a girl must date boys. Her life is turned upside down when she meets Emma, a blue-haired young woman, who allows her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and an adult.
Release Date: October 25, 2013
Thoughts: Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Blue is the Warmest Color is a coming of age tale charting the relationship between two lesbian teens in France. Based on a graphic novel, the film is garnering buzz not only for its powerhouse lead performances but also because of the decision to release the film with its NC-17 rating intact. Many mainstream movie houses won’t show films with this rating…but it’s hard to imagine the film playing in these types of stadium seating cineplexes to begin with. No matter the rating, the winners of the top award at Cannes are always worth a look…especially when you consider that Steven Spielberg was the head of the jury that awarded this film the prize.