More like Blue is the–HUHU HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO ME? If you have not seen the movie (or read the graphic novel, not that it matters) Blue is the Warmest Color, please skip because SPOILERS!
I finally saw Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Julie Maroh. I am overwhelmed with feelings so I am terribly sorry if this post does not make sense, but I hope this post, although poorly written, makes you want to see it because it is a thing of beauty.
Blue is the Warmest Color tells the story of Adele and how her life changes when the blue-haired Emma becomes a part of her life.
It is also one of the most controversial movies of all time because of its long, graphic sex scenes. It’s funny how people say those are totally uncalled for but in all honesty, I like that Kechiche explored that part of a relationship because guess what people do those things, sometimes even more than that. For me it was not overdone or too long or some kind of lesbian porn. I think those scenes were well executed and crucial to understanding where Adele is coming from.
I read the graphic novel and in the movie, they took away parts of it, some of those parts I really like. They also took such an unexpected turn at the end that it made me hate everything and everyone and I wanted to wreck things. Honestly, I would have been okay with the book ending. It was sad but I was at peace because I know how it was going to end, it would probably hurt less.
But it turned out to be the perfect ending. My brain is still so conflicted (because it HURTS) but the film’s conclusion is worth it. Really, properly worth it.
The part where Emma is telling Adele about her Lise and Aude being her family and you just see Adele’s face starting to droop, I think that bit is the most heartbreaking. The entire dialogue following that just killed me. Nothing can top how much I feel for this movie.
Adele Exarchopoulos blows my mind. Her acting is one of the most effortless and raw I have ever seen in my entire life. They had problems with the director and I did not know how to feel about that prior seeing the movie but now I am most definitely rooting for her. The girl can be whatever she wants to be and she is only 20! Lea Seydoux is always a stunner and she deserves all the nice things in the world. I am very excited for the both of them.
Blue is the Warmest Color has it all – the composition of colors, the acting, the cinematography, the simple metaphors, the parallels, the intimacy. It is the kind of film that stays with you for a long time. I hope you get to see it too.