Watch the Official Domestic Trailer for 'Blue is the Warmest Color'

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

Sundance Selects has finally released an official domestic trailer for the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and featuring two standout performances from Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

I finally caught the film in Toronto earlier this month after missing it in Cannes earlier this year and the buzz over Exarchopoulos' performance is legit and while many are wondering if she can slide into the Best Actress race at this year's Oscars, the film's NC-17 rating is going to make it an uphill battle, not to mention the fact IFC isn't exactly known for mounting major awards campaigns.

The story centers on the young high school junior Adele (Exarchopoulos) as she begins her healthy, youthful exploration of her sexuality. Sex with men leaves her feeling empty and unfulfilled as her mind wanders and she dreams of a blue-haired girl she only saw briefly on the street, a chance encounter that caused something to stir inside her and on compelling her to learn more.

From there it simply follows her life trajectory in the most intimate and emotional ways. The film is highly explicit and emotionally powerful, but as I said in my review, it's hard to tell if it's "going to gain more attention for its Palme d'Or win at the Cannes Film Festival, the outstanding performances from its two lead actors or for its explicit (and questionably necessary) sex scenes."

You can read my full review right here and Sundance will begin releasing it in theaters on October 25.

The trailer is directly below.

  • Criterion10

    This really does look excellent. I hope it will play near me.

  • kane kruger

    Brad this looks really good can't wait to see this!!!! Brad I still think that Larson and Adele E will have major impact on the best actress race

  • Matt Taylor

    This looks excellent. The song in the trailer was fantastic. Unfortunately, I highly doubt this will play near me, but I look forward to checking it out on DVD.

  • Ian

    Why no dialogue? Are they hoping people will see it not knowing it's a French film? The NC-17 will be the bigger turnoff.

    • Anna

      I didnt like this trailer so much. I really prefer the first one. Also this no dialogue trailers for foreign movies trend must stop, its quite ridiculous .

      • TheLastEquivocationofBrist

        I was thinking the same thing. Do they think they'll trick a few xenophobes into seeing it by leaving out the dialogue?

        • Anna

          Yeah, I think so haha . The same happened earlier this year with the trailer for The Grandmaster.

          I wouldn't say xenophobes though, only people that don't like reading subtitles. =D

  • m1

    Looks pretty hot. I'll watch it a couple of times and then get back to all of you.

    No, but seriously, this does look amazing. And different. Something I don't say about a lot of movies nowadays.

  • andyluvsfilms

    This looks really good, i shall try and watch it at the cinema if it comes to my nearest city.

  • TheLastEquivocationofBrist

    Has anyone tried visiting the Sundance Selects website to check which theaters Blue will play in? That website is pretty poorly designed and incomprehensible; I can't figure it out.

    Maybe you could make some extra money on the side redesigning their website Brad!

  • Django

    Another one of them softcore porn films masquerading as 'serious and important' films. Nice.

    • TheLastEquivocationofBrist

      You haven't seen it yet though, have you?

      • Django

        Nope but i learnt my lesson after 9 Songs to steer clear of these kind of films.

  • AB Siddique

    Love it.