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WATCH: Trailer for Sexy Palme d'Or Winner 'Blue Is the Warmest Color,' with English Subtitles

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 23, 2013 at 11:29AM

An English-subtitled trailer has landed for Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color," starring Adele Exarchopoulos as a young woman exploring the intense highs and lows of first love with her lesbian girlfriend (played by Lea Seydoux). Watch below.
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Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux in "Blue Is the Warmest Color"
Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux in "Blue Is the Warmest Color"

An English-subtitled trailer has landed for Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color," starring Adele Exarchopoulos as a young woman exploring the intense highs and lows of first love with her lesbian girlfriend (played by Lea Seydoux). Watch below.

The film, which boasts lengthy graphic sex scenes, recently received an NC-17 rating. While the realism of these scenes, and the committed performances of the two young actresses, play a big part in Spielberg giving the film Cannes' top prize this past May (he said of director Abdellatif Kechiche, "he let the scenes play as long as they would in real life"), it has also sparked a feminist debate (with critic Manohla Dargis and the author of the comic on which its based, Julie Maroh, leading the way) about issues of male fantasy playing a part in the depiction of the characters' sexual intercourse.

It hits theaters stateside October 25, via Sundance Selects/IFC Films, following a screening at NYFF.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.