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My life as Adèle – Blue is the Warmest Colour review

By Simon Miraudo February 10, 2014 Abdellatif Kechiche‘s controversial Cannes winner Blue is the Warmest Colour details a relationship forming and curdling in graphic fashion (much like in the way the director’s own relationship to his stars has curdled so publicly in the months since its big win). Adèle Exarchopoulos astounds as the teenage heroine, also called […]

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Blue Is The Warmest Colour director calls star an “arrogant, spoiled child”

Who would have thought that Blue Is The Warmest Colour – the three-hour Palme d’Or winner that features lengthy, explicit lesbian sex scenes – would be more controversial for the off-set actions of its director and stars than its actual content? Director Abdellatif Kechiche has published an open letter to star Lea Seydoux, calling her […]

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Blue Is The Warmest Colour’s stars pledge to never work with director again

Despite receiving unanimous praise for their performances in the Palme d’Or winning Blue Is the Warmest Colour, stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux have pledged to never work with director Abdellatif Kechiche ever again. Speaking to The Daily Beast, the actors described the shoot as “horrible,” and Kechiche’s tactics as being potentially illegal, citing lengthy work […]

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Controversial French drama, Blue is the Warmest Colour, collects Palme d’Or at Cannes

Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour has collected the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, as selected by a jury led by Steven Spielberg and comprised of such industry luminaries as Ang Lee, Christoph Waltz, Nicole Kidman, Christian Mungiu, and Lynn Ramsay. The sexually explicit French drama set tongues wagging on the Croisette […]

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