Variety magazine said it contained “the most explosively graphic lesbian sex scenes in recent memory.”
Here is what you need to know about the french film Blue Is The Warmest Color, which has been creating quite the buzz at the Cannes Film Festival:
The three-hour film focuses on Adele, played by French actress Adele Exarchopoulos, and her love interest Emma, played by Lea Seydoux.
Loosely based on a graphic novel, the film spans a coming of age period in Adèle’s life. From her last years of high school to her young adult years pursuing a teaching career. But, at heart, the story is about finding that first love.
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The film, directed by French director Abdellatif Kechiche, is the favorite to win the Palme d'Or on Sunday.
This award is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and is presented to the director of the best feature film of the official competition.
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The film's elicit and graphic sex-scenes have been getting a lot of attention from critics:
The Hollywood Reporter said the "sprawling drama" would "raise eyebrows" as it crossed the barrier "between performance and the real deal".
Variety magazine says the scenes blur, "the line between simulated and unsimulated acts."
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