Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cannes 2013: 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Review

If I was on the Cannes jury, Blue is the Warmest Color (La Vie D’Adèle Chapitres 1 et 2) would get my vote for the Palme d'Or. An astounding three-hour romantic drama -- yes, about a lesbian couple that sometimes engage in explicit sex scenes -- this is one of the truest, saddest movies about love I've seen in a long time. It made me think of Annie Hall for reasons I don't want to express until after you see this movie, which I hope you get to do. Sundance Selects has picked it up for the U.S. -- may they not trim a second from it. My review is up at Paste.