Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

Original Title

La Vie d'Adèle - Chapitres 1 & 2





Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée, Benjamin Siksou, Mona Walravens, Alma Jodorowsky, Jérémie Laheurte, Anne Loiret, Benoît Pilot, Sandor Funtek, Fanny Maurin, Maelys Cabezon, Stéphane Mercoyrol, Aurelie Lemanceau


Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) is an introverted high-school student whose classmates gossip constantly about boys. While crossing the street one day, she passes by a woman with short blue hair (Léa Seydoux) and is instantly attracted. She dates a boy (Jérémie Laheurte)at her school for a short while and they have sex, but she is ultimately dissatisfied and breaks off their relationship. After having vivid fantasies about the woman she saw on the street and having one of her female friends behave flirtatiously towards her, she becomes troubled about her sexual identity.


Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a wonderful and emotional film about life, love and sexuality. This film has made quite a stir for the lesbian sex scene lasted 10 minutes, on the edge of eroticism, but also the most powerful and sweet in the entire history of cinema.
Both Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux were sensational, and the film deserves to be watched only for their performances.
I am really disappointed this film wasn't nominated for best foreign film, and Adèle Exarchopoulos wasn't nominated for best actress in a leading role at the Academy Awards.


Emma: But I have infinite tenderness for you. I always will. My whole life.

Adèle: I miss you. I miss not touching each other. Not seeing each other, not breathing in each other. I want you. All the time. No one else.




  1. An excellent review! I loved this film - was so pleased when it came on Netflix! I absolutely love your daily reviews, I wish I could post mine daily also! Got loads coming up with the Oscars xx

    Sophie Elizabeth