NC-17 | | Drama, Romance
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Abdellatif Kechiche developed the premise for Blue Is the Warmest Colour while directing his second feature film, Games of Love and Chance (2003). He met teachers "who felt very strongly about reading, painting, writing" and it inspired him to develop a script which charts the personal life and career of a female French teacher. However, the concept was only finalised a few years later when Kechiche chanced upon Julie Maroh's graphic novel, and he saw how he could link his screenplay about a school teacher with Maroh's love story between two young women.
Why are you lying?
Adèle: I'm not lying.
Emma: Then why are you crying?
Adèle: I'm not crying.
When Adele is dancing in her birthday party, her lips doesn't match the songs lyric.
There are no opening credits.
Japanese Blu-ray release has mosaic over some of the nudity.
$100,316 27 October 2013