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Movie review: Blue Is The Warmest Colour explores sexuality

Palme d'Or winner challenges notions of sexual identity and love

Published on Apr 30, 2014 11:33 AM
Adele Exarchopoulos (left) and Lea Seydoux in Blue Is The Warmest Color. -- PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

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172 minutes/Opens tomorrow/****

The story: Boys are interested in Adele (Adele Exarchopoulos), a pretty French junior high school student. She reciprocates and even sleeps with one of them, albeit half-heartedly. Her sexual explorations take a lesbian turn when she appears to fall in love at first sight with Emma (Lea Seydoux), a fine arts undergraduate and aspiring painter. After Adele completes high school, she moves in with Emma, who neglects her when her art career faces problems. Eventually, they quarrel and break up bitterly after Adele has an affair with a male colleague at the preschool she works at.

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