Blue is the warmest color : (la vie d'Adèle - chapitre 1 et 2) / Sundance Selects ; un film de Abdellatif Kechiche ; scenario, adaptation et dialogues, Abdellatif Kechiche & Ghalya Lacroix ; une production Wild Bunch, Quatsous Films ; une coproduction France, Belgique, Espagne ; en coproduction avec France 2 Cinéma, Scope Pictures, RTBF (Télévision Belge), Vertigo Films ; produit par Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval, Abdellatif Kechiche.

Video/Projected medium
DVD edition.
[New York, NY] : [Distributed by] Criterion Collection, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 179 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Summary note
The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman's experiences of first love and sexual awakening. Blue is the Warmest Color stars the remarkable newcomer Adèle Exarchopoulos as a high schooler who, much to her own surprise, plunges into a thrilling relationship with a female twentysomething art student, played by Léa Seydoux. Directed by Adbellatif Kechiche, this finely detailed, intimate epic sensitively renders the erotic abandon of youth. It has captivated international audiences and been widely embraced as a defining love story for the new century.
  • Freely inspired by the comic book "Le bleu est une couleur chaude" by Julie Maroh, published by Éditions Glénat.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
  • Production notes and essay "Feeling Blue" by critic and film professor B. Ruby Rich are included in container insert.
  • Film rating provided from webpage for film and may not be present on container packaging.
  • DVD edition features: New digital master, approved by director Adbellatif Kechiche; trailer and TV spot; new English subtitle translation.
Creation/​Production credits
Director of photography, Sofian El Fani ; editors, Camille Toubkis and four others ; associate producers, Laurence Clerc, Olivier Thery Lapiney, Francois Hassan Guerrar.
Target audience
MPAA rating: NC-17; for explicit sexual content.
System details
DVD ; 2.35:1 aspect ratio ; 5.1 Surround sound.
Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or (Golden Palm)
Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens, Jérémie Laheurte, Alma Jodorowski, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée, Fanny Maurin, Benjamin Siksou, Sandor Funtek.
Language note
Soundtrack in French; with optional English subtitles.
Emptiness -- Thomas -- Blue angel -- Faking everything -- A great day -- No gender -- Curious -- Defined by actions -- Phony friends -- Preferences -- First time -- Happiness -- To love -- Eighteen -- Fooling the family -- Teacher -- Out of place -- Feeling alone -- Tensions -- Breakup -- Adrift -- Separate ways -- Old and new -- Color bars.
Other title(s)
Vie d'Adèle - chapitre 1 et 2
  • 9781604658262
  • 1604658266
Publisher no.
  • CC2337D
  • 695
Universal Product Code
  • 715515113915
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