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Review: Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) – Abdellatif Kechiche’s Neorealist Love Epic of Extreme Close-Ups and Delicious Spaghetti
Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) is a quiet and mysterious schoolgirl. She loves reading, eating and sleeping. One sunny day, as she’s on her way to a date, she crosses the coolest blue haired and blue jeans wearing girl in all of France (Léa Seydoux). Their eyes meet for the shortest time and it’s: Bam! Coup de foudre. Love at first sight. That night Adèle dreams of her hot blue lady. At first she tries to fight her instincts, but then it just becomes impossible to resist. After being rejected by her girl crush in school, she decides to go out to a gay bar with her BFF (Sandor Funtek). At this point she almost gave up hope of ever meeting her blue angel again, but as fate would have it, Emma just happens to be hanging out there. In a gay bar? Who would have thought! Continue reading
Cannes 2013 winners
The 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival has come to an end. Here are the winners.
Palme d’Or (Golden Palm):
Blue Is The Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adèle) directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
with actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos & Léa Seydoux
Grand Prix (Runner Up):
Inside Llweyn Davis directed by Ethan & Joel Coen
Amat Escalante for Heli
Like Father, Like Son directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
Zhangke Jia for A Touch Of Sin
Camera d’Or (First-Time Filmmaker):
Ilo Ilo directed by Anthony Chen
Best Lead Actor:
Bruce Dern in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska
Best Leading Actress:
Bérénice Bejo in Asghar Farhadi’s The Past
Un Certain Regard
Un Certain Regard Prize:
The Missing Picture directed by Aida Begic
Special Jury Prize:
Omar directed by Hany Abu-Assad
Alain Guiraudie for Stranger by the Lake
A Certain Talent Prize:
Ensemble cast in The Golden Cage directed by Diego Quemada-Diez
Fruitvale Station directed by Ryan Coogler
Congratulations to all the winners!
I look forward to checking all of those out.
I am especially pleased with Bruce Dern winning best actor for Alexander Payne’s new film Nebraska.
It’s not like I expected Sofia Coppola to win Un Certain Regard, I knew she had little to no chances, but it still would have been nice to see her getting some love. Hopefully the Academy will give her some gold.