The Cannes Film Festival ended yesterday with a film called Blue Is The Warmest Color taking home the top honor, the Palme d’Or. Last year, Amour won the Palme d’Or and went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. We aren’t European or film snobs, so we didn’t know what the heck Amour was until we finally looked into it not long before the Oscars. But we aren’t making that mistake again! We found out what the deal is with Blue Is The Warmest Color and we’re letting you know what’s up with the movie you will be hearing about again in approximately eight months.
It’s A Lesbian Love Story
In the film a fifteen-year-old girl named Adèle meets a blue-haired (the warmest color!) college student, named Emma, and a romance develops. The fact that the film won became controversial because while Cannes was happening, there were also a lot of protests going on against France’s new law that legalized gay marriage. Stephen Spielberg and the other judges insist that “politics was not in the room.”
It’s Got A Lot Of Sex
According to Variety, the film has “the most explosively graphic lesbian sex scenes in recent memory.” So yeah, there’s a lot of long, graphic sex scenes. Don’t be surprised!
It Stars Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos
They’re both French, if you couldn’t tell. Adèle has been in several movies, none of which I’ve heard of, while Léa has had parts in Inglourious Basterds, Midnight in Paris, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocal as well as a lot of French movies.
It’s Really Intellectual
In that clip they compare the philosophies of Jean-Paul Sartre and Bob Marley. The older girl is all “Ha! Bob Marley! I scoff at you!” and the young girl is like “Um… I’m totally right and they have the like same opinions on stuff.” Except said much more intelligently than that.
It’s Also Really Dramatic!
In this second clip, the younger girl gets in a fight at her high school and they throw around A LOT (LIKE, A LOT) of swear words including the c-word which is one that my sailor mouth doesn’t even utter. The movie looks pretty good (it won Cannes, so that’s a bit of a “duh!” statement), you just probably shouldn’t see it with your grandma or anyone else that lots of nudity and cussing would make uncomfortable.