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Watch: Léa Seydoux & Adèle Exarchopoulos Share A Kiss In New Clip From 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2013 11:04 AM
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After weeks of mudslinging between director Abdellatif Kechiche, and stars Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, it has been easy to lose perspective on their actual film, "Blue Is The Warmest Color." While the fascinatingly raw interviews have drawn the most attention in the run-up to the release of the film, let's not forget this is Palme D'Or winner, one in which the actresses shared the prize with the director for the first time in Cannes history. It has received near universal praise, and so today comes a fresh look at the movie itself.

'Blue Is The Warmest Colour': Lea Seydoux Felt Like A "Prostitute," Director Says Sex Scenes Didn't Go Far Enough

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 7, 2013 4:45 PM
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We can't even keep score with the back and forth between "Blue Is The Warmest Color" director Abdellatif Kechiche, and the stars of the Cannes Palme d'Or winning film, Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. While they may have all been smiles and hugs on the Croisette, in the run up to the film's release this fall both in France and the U.S., bitter feelings have risen to the surface. The actresses have been very vocal about why felt was an unbearable shoot, while Kechiche has gone so far as to suggest the movie shouldn't be released at all. And the battle of wills continues.

See The Monster In First Poster For Christophe Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Léa Seydoux

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 2:22 PM
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Beauty And The Beast Lea Seydoux
A fairy tale from Christophe Gans, the director behind "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Silent Hill," leads the imagination to some vivid places, which might be why we're slightly bummed by the release of the first poster for his "Beauty and the Beast."

Watch: Steven Spielberg-Quoting, Beach House-Scored U.S. Trailer For 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 1:46 PM
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So, how do you market an NC-17 rated, three-hour, lesbian relationship drama featuring a much talked about, graphic sex scene? Well, you start by tossing in a quote by Steven Spielberg, the Cannes Jury president who gave the celebrated film the Palme d'Or and declared: "Magnificent...we were under the spell of the film and its wonderful actresses." Nicely played, Sundance Selects, nicely played.

Fall In Love With Lots Of New Images From Palme d'Or Winner 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 10:28 AM
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Given the talk that has swirled around "Blue Is The Warmest Color" over the past few weeks, the conversation threatens to be more about what happened on set than the quality of the film. With actresses Lea Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos and director Abdellatif Kechiche sniping at each other in public, all while a NC-17 rating hangs over the movie due its explicit sexual content, it can be easy to forget that this won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in the spring and is one of the most well received movies of the year. But today we turn the attention back on the movie proper as a batch of new images have arrived.

New Poster For 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'; Actresses Say They'll Never Work With The Director Again

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 3, 2013 6:12 PM
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 'Blue is the Warmest Color', poster crop
Every step of the way for the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is The Warmest Color" has seen controversy following not far behind. From the already talked about ten minute sex scene (leading to an NC-17 rating), to allegations of from the crew over reportedly tough working conditions, to graphic novel author Julie Maroh's opinions on the adaptation of her work, the conversation around Abdellatif Kechiche's romance has been equally about these issues as it has been about how great the movie is. (And we haven't even gotten into the fact that it can't quality for Best Foreign Film). And now, actress and Palme winners Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos have shared their own stories of woe from the set.

Watch: First International Trailer For Cannes Palme d'Or Winner 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2013 2:35 PM
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While one of the year's most talked films won't be under consideration for any Oscars due to the Academy's rather arbitrary rules, that doesn't take anything away from Abdellatif Kechiche's epic love story "Blue Is The Warmest Color" (aka "La Vie Adele - Chapters 1 & 2"). With an upcoming North American debut primed for the Toronto International Film Festival to be followed by a fall release, this one will be seen by many as a contender for year-end Best Of lists and the first international trailer has just arrived for the movie.

New Images From Christoph Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Lea Seydoux

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 10:18 AM
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Beauty And The Beast Lea Seydoux
Yeah, we know, the whole fairy-tale-reimagining thing is getting pretty played out and boring, but it's not going to end anytime soon. Disney already has "Maleficent," "Cinderella" and yes, even a live action redo of "Beauty And The Beast" in the pipeline, but our attention is focused overseas where Christoph Gans will hopefully shake up this latest cinematic trend with his own take on the latter bedtime tale.

First Look At Lea Seydoux & Vincent Cassel In Christoph Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Plus Director's Statement

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 5:13 PM
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While Disney currently has plans to reimagine their own "Beauty And The Beast," it's probably safe to say that Christophe Gans -- the guy behind "Brotherhood Of The Wolf" and "Silent Hill" -- will have a more interesting take. Now in post-production, Pathé International took to the movie market at the recently wrapped Cannes Film Festival and brought with them a first look that positively glows with romance, or cannibalism.

Cannes 2013: 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Wins Top Palme d'Or Award; Coen Brothers Take Runner-Up Prize

  • By The Playlist
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  • May 26, 2013 1:50 PM
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Abdellatif Kechiche's 'Blue is the Warmest Color', Lea Seydoux
Ten days or so of the annual cinephile orgy that is the Cannes Film Festival draws to a close today, and Steven Spielberg and his jury have decided which movies were the best of heap on the Croisette. It was an interesting year at Cannes in 2013, with American films putting forth a strong showing in all categories, while auteurs ranging from Claire Denis to Jim Jarmusch to Roman Polanski and more all brought their latest works.

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