"Blue Is the Warmest Color", a film that won top prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, is a story of two young women in love. The frank (and long) love scenes have drawn most of the attention to the movie but those scenes are actually integral parts of a film that’s more complex and richer than you might have heard.
Slideshow: The new movie "Blue Is the Warmest Color" won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival last May. It’s about a love affair between two young women, but for Colorado Public Radio film critic Howie Movshovitz, the sensational material is just the lead-in.
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.
Set in the near-future UK, Saoirse Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn
Director Kevin MacDonald keeps the terror restrained but still manages to get under your skin without the dazzle found in other apocalypse films.