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

by Kevin Jagernauth
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.

The first U.S. trailer for "Blue Is The Warmest Color" is here, and while it forgoes any dialogue—because, you know, subtitles—it paints a more impressionistic portrait of the movie and emotion coursing through it. Lea Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos star in the Abdellatif Kechiche-directed film about two young women, and the ups and downs of their romantic, emotionally wrenching union. And the rave reviews—including our own—speak for itself, with this being one of the must-watch movies of the season.

So check out the trailer below. And the song, in case you're wondering, is "Take Care" by Beach House. "Blue Is The Warmest Color" opens on October 25th.

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  • P | September 20, 2013 9:37 AMReply

    Just hate when foreign film trailers have no lines. Remembers me exactly what Weinstein does when he is marketing that kind of film.

  • Otis | September 19, 2013 8:04 PMReply

    Something about a 50 year old straight man making a lesbian film about young 20-somethings that feels a little exploitative...

    I'm sure it's a beautiful film, but starting to feel that gay/lesbian characters are being used as a storytelling/dramatic crutch.

  • loudrockmusic | September 19, 2013 6:34 PMReply

    The original trailer would've been just fine. I don't like Beach House.

  • a.p | September 19, 2013 7:25 PM

    My thoughts exactly , the first one was much better .

  • constanteanonimo | September 19, 2013 3:16 PMReply

    it's just a beutiful movie, regardless of the nakedness...

  • JJ | September 19, 2013 3:05 PMReply

    So tired of the euphemism 'fearless', just say it outright: 'they get naked'.

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