BLUE IS THE WARM­EST COLOUR

SBS, 11.15pm, MA15+ ( 2013)

Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

This is a rather risqué com­ing- of- age love story that isn’t for the faint- hearted – or more specif­i­cally, those who are em­bar­rassed by graphic sex scenes. Given the fact it is French, per­haps the unashamedly raunchy con­tent should come as no sur­prise. It is a Palme d’Or win­ner at Cannes, but you’d never see such a provoca­tive film recog­nised by Hol­ly­wood. Six­teen- year- old Adele ( Adèle Exar­chopou­los) finds her­self ques­tion­ing her sex­u­al­ity and in her con­fu­sion and cu­rios­ity goes to a gay bar where she meets the blue- haired, older Emma ( Léa Sey­doux). The two form a passionate re­la­tion­ship and we wit­ness the rise and fall of their li­ai­son over a few years. Arty and full of angst, this is a star­tlingly hon­est story fea­tur­ing en­gross­ing and raw per­for­mances.

Young love: Léa Sey­doux.

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