Wednesday, 22 May 2013

WARM RESPONSE AT CANNES FOR BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR


It's all about Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La Vie d'Adele) at Cannes right now, as audiences rave over the film. It's hella long, and reportedly features some graphic sex scenes, so it's no wonder the Cannes crowd is eating it up right now like Adele Exarchopoulos munching away on Lea Seydoux's kebab.

Variety's Justin Chang offers up a rave, and singles out the two lead actors, particularly Exarchopoulos, which is a common feature of a great deal of responses online today. And Jordan Mintzer in The Hollywood Reporter is also very complimentary of the film, which seems to have taken frontrunner status in the race for the Palme d'Or. From Twitter, Craig Kennedy and Jordan Hoffman are yet more voices in the choir. It now looks like a case of not whether or not Blue Is the Warmest Colour will win awards on Sunday but of how many it will win, at least if the critics are to be believed. But, as often occurs at Cannes, the jury could swing the other way entirely.