October 2013

Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is the Warmest Color

Melissa Anderson

A HIGH-WATER MARK in cinematic lesberation or, as a New York Times headline put it, a “slutty impostor”? Examining the reception of Abdellatif Kechiche’s fifth feature, Blue Is the Warmest Color—a sexually explicit but often fatuous tale of a sapphic sentimental education—since its premiere in May at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d’Or, has proven …

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