NEWCASTLE Community Cinema are giving viewers a second chance to see the Palme d’Or winning drama Blue is The Warmest Colour on the big screen on Friday 28 February 2014.
Based on Julie Maroh’s 2010 French graphic novel of the same name the film explores the relationship between two young women, Adèle and Emma. Adèle is a high school student tired of the unsatisfactory relationships with the men in her life as she begins to explore herself as a woman she meets the young free-spirited Emma. The two women form an intimate friendship that quickly into a passionate relationship.
The film explores themes of social acceptance, Identify and sexuality throughout its 197 minute runtime as it chronicles the two’s entire relationship. At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the film unanimously won the Palme d’Or from the official jury and the FIPRESCI Prize. It is the first film to have the Palme d’Or awarded to both the director and the lead actresses, with Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.
The screening starts at 8pm at Newcastle Community Cinemas’ usual venue Annesley Hall. Tickets for the event can be purchased from their official website.