#18 Read a Review

For this task I chose to read a film review, I love film and I also love languages.  I am desperate to watch Blue is the Warmest Colour, a new French film from director Abdellatif Kechiche. The film is about the journey of two girls who have just met. Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and finds herself.

I read a review from The Guardian on the film and leant a few interesting new things about the film…

– At the Palma d’Or Cannes film festival, the jury and president, Steven Spielberg, insisted the prize should be accepted not only by the director, Franco-Tunisian film-maker Abdellatif Kechiche, but also by his two young stars, Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos

– Seydoux and Exarchopoulos have said that Kechiche was oppressive, intrusive, and even tyrannical in the demands he made, especially in the extended explicit sex scene, which took fully 10 days to shoot.

– The drama was never supposed to celebrate the equality of their romantic good faith. Its original French title is perhaps a better guide: La Vie d’Adèle Chapitres 1 et 2.Adele, played by Exarchopoulos, is he sympathetic centre of the story, a schoolgirl at the beginning and a teacher by the end: the two chapters of innocence and experience.

From reading the article on The Guardian, I definitely want to see the film still, and I plan to watch it on Wednesday.



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