Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "Blue is the Warmest Color" (2013)


The Criterion Collection has Blue is the Warmest Color out this week, the Palm D'Or winner of last year's Cannes film festival. It's a passionate, intense look at a teenager's coming of age in modern day France, and a love story enacted by two actresses giving the performances of their lives. Adele Exarchopoulos makes her film debut as the lead (whose name, coincidentally is also Adele), and Lea Seydoux is the older woman she falls for. The most acclaimed foreign film of 2013, it was ineligible for the Oscars this year due to its release date in France, but it's inclusion all but certainly would have made this year's outcome in that category very different. Check it out, it's a beautiful film worth seeing.