International Trailer for Cannes Palme d'Or Winner 'Blue is the Warmest Color'

Blue is the Warmest Color trailer
Adèle Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux in Blue is the Warmest Color
Photo: Sundance Selects

I missed Blue is the Warmest Color at the this year's Cannes Film Festival, largely because it's three hours long and I just couldn't fit it into the day and am worried I'm going to run into the same issue in Toronto, which is why I started putting feelers out today to try and get a screener or hopefully a screening here in Seattle before I head off to Toronto. What's up Sundance Selects? You only like critics in L.A.?

The film won the top prize in Cannes and will hit domestic theaters on October 25 so it isn't like it's years off, but for those of you thinking it might be a contender in the Best Foreign Language race this year, guess again, it's going to miss the release window so if it will have to wait until next year if it wants that prize.

Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, the film stars Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, the latter as 15-year-old Adele whose life is changed forever when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself...

You'll see the film referred to as the "lesbian film" in many corners and it has an explicit sex scene that runs approximately ten minutes long that had everyone in Cannes talking.

Now I offer you the first trailer for the film (which is not safe for work), which arrives without subtitles, though hopefully one with subs arrives as the Toronto organizers have been delivering in that department as of late.

  • lonelytourist

    Very excited for this! You would think that they would have pushed it for Foreign Language contention this year when it was fresh off the festival buzz.

  • Ryguy815

    I was never really interested in this and this trailer didn't make me any more interested.

  • andyluvsfilms

    I will definitely see this but probably on rental and the three hour duration doesn't put me off as sometimes it makes for a more fulfilling experience ie Lawrence Anyways.

  • AS

    Looking forward to this.

  • Stinger

    Being the Palme d'Or winner makes it an automatic must-see.

  • lalecture

    I imagine some American audiences will have very mixed feelings about the sexual nature of this film. Which will most likely rob them of what seems like a wonderful film. Too bad...

  • JN Films

    Wow that was a good trailer. Can't wait to see it

  • Corbin

    Hmm. On the one hand, it looks good, but on the other, I don't speak French so I have no idea what they were saying.

    • andyluvsfilms

      i'm sure i heard them say "sexy times" at one point ;-)

  • Criterion10

    One that I will most certainly be watching.

  • Winchester

    When I first heard about it during the time of the Palm D'Or win I decided I wanted to watch it, however it will more than likely be through rental that that will happen.

  • TheLastEquivocationofBrist

    You seem confident Brad that it will still be three hours long when we see it. I hope so! I was worried this movie would get trimmed way down and I'd never see the Cannes version.

  • Aurelien

    Hello all,

    Here is the transcript in english of the trailer. Didn't put the time codes, though... Hope it's useful !

    Boy : It wasn't good ?
    Adèle : Yes it was ! It was too good, even

    Girl : Come on, give us some details !
    Adèle : There aren't
    Girl : What do you mean there aren't, I don't understand. What did you guys do ?
    Adèle : We spent the afternoon together, that's all
    Girl : It's because it was lame you don't want to tell us anything ?
    Adèle : You're like the sex police !

    (Palme d'or)

    Adèle : I feel like I pretend all the time… There's something missing…

    (Title : La vie d'Adèle)

    Professor : Childhood – and I hope you're nearly at the end of it – is the age where you're not mature enough, not strong enough

    Emma : Are you embarrassed ?
    Adèle : Yeah, a little
    Seydoux : You're funny

    Girl : Who's the girl who went to pick you up the other day ? The one with the blue hair
    Girl : I don't care if you're a d***. The thing is you went to sleep over many times, naked in my bed. And that's harder to bear with !
    Adèle : I'm not a lesbian, how do I have to tell you ? Are you stupid ?

    Seydoux : We're good there, right ?

    (Name of the actresses)

    Parents : We're delighted to meet you Emma. And it's very nice of you to help Adèle with her philosophy lessons
    Emma : Thanks !

    Emma : Do you like your philosophy lessons ?
    Adèle : I love them !

    Emma : You said you were ashamed to be with a girl
    Adèle : I wasn't ashamed… It's just...
    Emma : For how long do you take me for a fool ?
    Adèle : I never took you for a fool, and I never will
    Emma : Get out of here ! Get out of my life !

    Emma : Why are you lying ?
    Adèle : I'm not
    Emma : So why are you crying ?
    Adèle : I'm not

    • TheLastEquivocationofBrist

      Thanks bud!

  • Cordia

    10/10 is the date i see this film, very excuses for it. A friend of Mike said it was amazing

    • Cordia

      Very excited i mean, Damn auto correct

  • Freya

    Brad please try to catch this film! I'd really like to hear what you think about it.

  • Rasmus Puggaard

    Wow, my French really leaves a lot to be desired... I didn't like the trailer too much, but I really think I'll like the whole thing