Monday, January 12, 2015

Movie Review: 'Blue is the Warmest Color'

Finally, I watched this incredible film!

In a word, it's unforgettable. It's an epic sort of love story, really, and one with a not-so-happy ending. It tells of a simple but deeply loving teacher and what seems to be her soul-mate: a daring, ambitious artist. This sort of Yin and Yang have chemistry on a primal level and share a very sweet romance, but ultimately "who they are" interferes. And it's so real it's heartbreaking.

I'm very bummed there probably won't ever be a sequel. I want to know what happened. The characters were three dimensional, brought to life by the two fine, gutsy actresses. The emotion they portrayed was impressively raw. And the love scenes...intense.

The soundtrack was also interesting: it seemed like the majority of the music was actually occurring within the scene, instead of looped onto the film in production.

It's a movie that I think will stay with me for a long time.




  1. The comment about the music is interesting and one I didn't register. It's odd but the whole idea of film soundtrack music is really strange, if you think about it. You don't really have music playing in the background of life except as depicted here. It is a throwback from the days of silent films, really. If you listen to one of those rare films without a musical soundtrack (The Stewart Granger King Solomon's Mines springs to mind) it sounds odd, as if there was something missing. Yet it is as totally unreal as the whole cast bursting into song and dance in a Bollywood film!

    1. It was a smart artistic choice for this film, I think. Made it seem all the more real.