A new red band trailer has been released for Blue Is the Warmest Color, the lesbian-drama that made it to number 6 on our Top Ten Films of 2013 list. It’s a beautiful drama, which unfortunately doesn’t qualify for the upcoming Academy Awards. Even though the critically acclaimed masterpiece took home the Palme d’Or (best film) at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and has received a nomination for the best foreign film award at next year’s Golden Globe Awards, the film doesn’t comply with the Academy’s requirements for foreign films. The rules state that a foreign film needs to screen in their home country before September 30th; Blue Is the Warmest Color failed to do so. An appeal by producers failed to change the Academy’s minds.
Nevertheless, Sundance Selects has made this red band ‘for your consideration’ trailer, which focuses on the film’s lead actress Adèle Exarchopoulos. She gives a truly amazing performance. See this film however you can. You can find our full review right HERE.
Here’s the official synopsis for Blue Is the Warmest Color:
Acclaimed French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, was the sensation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival even before it was awarded the Palme d’Or. Adèle Exarchopoulos is a young woman whose longings and ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) is the older woman who excites her desire and becomes the love of her life. Kechiche’s movie is, like the films of John Cassavetes, an epic of emotional transformation that pulses with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation. It is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.
ETA: U.S. DVD (Criterion Edition) – February. AUS (Limited Theatrical Release) – 13 February, 2014.