Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Starring: Lea Seydoux, Adelle Exarchopoulos
The French are known for incorporating sexually explicit material in their films, probably more so than other nations where over exposed graphic sex and full frontal nudity are considered vital elements in their storytelling. Bilitis a beautiful soft porn "coming of age" film made in 1973 highlights this, where the "coming together" of two women electrified silver screens over the world.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour is the latest offering from France revolving around the sexual awakening of a young girl which will shock audiences who have over the years enjoyed watching films in this genre. Adele (Adelle Exarchopoulos) who is barely 16 years old has a relationship with a boy.
Realising soon after her sexual experience that "something was missing", she meets and falls in love with Emma (Lea Seydoux), a girl with blue hair and a relationship with incredible sexual intensity develops. The film takes the audience on an extremely sensual journey, experiencing the meeting, intense sexual relationship and breakup brought upon by Adele's infidelity.
At 3 hours running time, Blue Is The Warmest Colour is too long and trimming 90 minutes would have resulted a better film. The sexual content is incredibly strong and will shock audiences as main stream cinema has never experienced anything like it.
The film is beyond hardcore deserving an X rating as the "actresses" are not faking the lesbian love scenes, with some "full on love making scenes" going beyond 20min. Exquisitely filmed with great performances there are 2 certainties: male audiences will sit attentively with both eyes glued to the screen AND temperatures WILL CERTAINLY soar in the cinema. JAKE