Director: Abdel Kechiche
Starring: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos
Review: 4 stars (of five)
Controversial as all hell, winner of unprecedented accolades at Cannes, and clocking in at a solid three hours long, Blue is the Warmest Color is not the easiest film to review.
In short, the actresses are excellent and the direction is, in many ways, wonderful. But at the same time that Abdel Kechiche does marvelous things with a constantly roving, claustrophobically intimate camera, his storytelling choices are often a bit bewildering.
Start with the running time: The film is patently self-indulgent. There are scenes that are not needed, and...