Synopsis

15-year-old Adèle (a spine-tingling performance from Adèle Exarchopoulos) feels like an average teenager, with school, friends, parents and boys taking up most of her time and thoughts. That is until a chance encounter with a beguiling blue-haired girl (a luminescent Léa Seydoux) turns her world upside down, forcing her to question her desires and assert herself as a woman and as an adult. Jaw-droppingly frank in its sexual content, mesmerisingly beautiful as an artistic accomplishment and utterly compelling from start to finish, this is gripping, engrossing cinema in its rawest, purest form. The winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Abdellatif Kechiche's stunning portrait of a relationship is a remarkable achievement. Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux's committed performances brilliantly convey the power of physical, emotional and sexual attraction, but also communicate the problems of sustaining a relationship when passion gives way to domestication. Detailed in its portrayal yet exploring emotions and situations universal to us all, this is a towering achievement in cinema.

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Director

Abdellatif Kechiche

Cast

Léa Seydoux: Emma Adèle Exarchopoulos: Adèle


Crew

Abdellatif Kechiche: Director / writer Ghalya Lacroix: Writer Julie Maroh: Writer (novel) Sofian El Fani: Director of Photography Jérôme Chenevoy: Sound

Details

Original title: La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 et 2 DVD catalogue number: ART684DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART091BD

Awards

2013 Cannes Palme d'Or winner
2013 Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film



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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Drama, Romance

CERTIFICATE: 18

DIRECTOR: Abdellatif Kechiche

CAST:
Léa Seydoux: Emma
Adèle Exarchopoulos: Adèle
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CREW:
Abdellatif Kechiche: Director / writer
Ghalya Lacroix: Writer
Julie Maroh: Writer (novel)
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DURATION: 180 Mins

COUNTRIES: France, Spain, Belgium

LANGUAGES: English, French

AWARDS:
2013 Cannes Palme d'Or winner
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Reviews


  • “An attention-grabbing, unmissable piece of work”

    Tim Robey, The Telegraph


  • “An intimate epic”

    Guy Lodge, Time Out


  • “Anchored by two of the most natural, committed performances you’ll ever see, Blue Is The Warmest Colour is the most moving love story of the year”

    Ian Freer, Empire


  • “Blazingly emotional and explosively sexy... genuinely passionate film-making”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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