Yesterday, I did myself a favour and finally got round to watching Blue is the Warmest Colour last years Cannes film Palme d’Or winner. Blue is an extraordinary love story about desire; desire to eat, desire to sleep with someone, desire to dance and it is portrayed within a relationship between two women.
Blue is that gritty realism which lies at the heart of great European cinema; a similar vein to the classic works of European directors like Bergman and Bertolucci. I also noted similarities in themes and emotional complexity to that other misaligned movie – Brokeback Mountain. I’ll have to wait to see if Blue allures me in the same way Brokeback has after repeated viewings.
The trailer below doesn’t do it the slightest justice, but it’s the best I can do for now.
Further reading about Blue:
1. What really happened on the Blue is the Warmest Colour set
2. The realm of the senses – Adèle’s life, chapters 1 and 2