BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR Opens Los Angeles on October 25 and Orange County on November 1


Sundance Selects will open BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, the latest film from award-winning director Abdellatif Kechiche (SECRET OF THE GRAIN, BLACK VENUS), on Friday, October 25 in Los Angeles at Pacific’s ArcLight in Hollywood and The Landmark in West Los Angeles. New York will also open on October 25. On November 1, the film’s theatrical run will expand to include additional Los Angeles area theaters and Orange County as it begins rolling out nationally.

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) who is approaching adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate falls hard for her, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. Adèle imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with an overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma (Léa Seydoux), who will soon enter Adèle's life for real, making way for an intense and complicated love story that spans a decade and is touchingly universal in its depiction.

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Palme d’Or, and for the first time ever in the history of the festival, the award was given to the two lead actresses as well as the filmmaker. Kechiche was also awarded the FIPRESCI Prize. Among numerous festival engagements, the film was a Special Presentation at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and screened at the 2013 Telluride, New York and Chicago film festivals.

179 minutes | A Sundance Selects Release | Rated NC-17 In French with English Subtitles.