This French film, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, scooped the top prize at last May’s Cannes Film Festival. It’s based on a 2010 graphic novel of the same name by Julie Maroh that chronicles a passionate love affair between two young women in Paris (played in the movie by Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos).
At 179 minutes, Blue Is The Warmest Color is a bit of a bum-number. But it’s received a lot of critical praise. At last September’s Toronto International Film Festival Prairie Dog film critic Jorge Ignacio Castillo had an opportunity to have a breakfast interview (via a translator) with Seydoux and Exarchopoulos that you can read here.
Blue Is The Warmest Color is running at Rainbow Cinemas as part of its Art & Alternative series until Jan. 2 with screenings at 1:30 and 7:10 p.m. Here’s the trailer:
A MESSAGE TO OUR READERS The coronavirus pandemic is a moment of reckoning for our community. We’re all hurting. It’s no different at Prairie Dog, where COVID-19 has wiped out advertisements for events, businesses and restaurants as Regina and Saskatchewan hunker down in quarantine. As an ad-supported newspaper already struggling in a destabilized media landscape, this is devastating. We’re hoping you, our loyal readers, can help fill in the gap so Prairie Dog can not only continue to exist but even expand our coverage — both in print and online. Please consider donating, either one-time or, even better, on a monthly basis.
We believe Prairie Dog's unique voice is needed, now more than ever. For 27 years, this newspaper has been a critical part of Regina’s social, cultural and democratic infrastructure. Don’t let us fade away. There’s only one Prairie Dog. If it’s destroyed, it’s never coming back.