The Beauty of ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ Past the Controversy


What an odd story, so French in a sense, this Blue is the Warmest Color, released 22 November, in an inextricable mix of joy and pain. Franco-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche’s fifth feature film has first had the honour, Sunday 26 May, of receiving the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Festival, the greatest tribute filmmakers might dream of.

There are two more reasons to rejoice to add to the first. To be the seventh Palme to have been awarded to a French film since the creation of the prize in 1995, which is a relatively rare event — and what makes it all the more so precious. Read the rest of this entry »