France, 2013, 180 mins. Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche
BAFTA nominated for Best Film Not In The English Language category
A tremendously rich drama about the joy and pain of losing a first love. Set in contemporary Lille, the film charts a decade in the life of Adele, a bookish, distracted high school student. After being pressured by her friends to start dating cute classmate Thomas, she instead finds herself attracted to local art student/rebel Emma, a slightly older girl, whose gamine haircut is dyed light blue. If there is one film to see this year, Palme D’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Colour must be top of the list.