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Abdellatif Kechiche

Third Time's the Charm for International Film Festival of Panama

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

IFF Panama's significance on the film festival circuit was firmly established by its third edition, which wrapped April 9 in Panama City. Festival...

Pornography and Blue Is the Warmest Color

Chloe Riley | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Chloe Riley

In a world where women have a history of getting the shit stick, we're more sensitive to it when women let that image go. We protect women because they're more typically the ones being penetrated, rather than doing the penetration. The same goes for film.

Blue Is the Warmest Color Delivers: A No-Frills Portrayal of Lesbian Sex in Queer Cinema

Jodi Savitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jodi Savitz

I respectfully, wholeheartedly disagree with the graphic novel's author, Julie Maroh, who has stated that director Abdellatif Kechiche's heteronormative perspective results in a "mechanical" and "brutal" sex scene that lacks lesbian authenticity.

Last Tango in Lille

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color begins with a discussion of Marivaux's The Virtuous Orphan: Or, The Life of Marianne in a high school ...

8 Things You Should Know About Blue Is the Warmest Color

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

So much noise has surrounded the release of Abdellatif Kechiche's controversial Palme D'Or-winning film that several clarifying points may help potential viewers navigate the sound and fury.

The Dirty Laundry Press Circuit for Blue Is the Warmest Color Is Close to the Heart of the Film

Brian Formo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

By the end of the film, Emma is celebrated at a gallery showing of her artwork; Adele dressed to re-impress, attends, attempts small talk and walks away, alone, not sure of her emotions; she is proud of Emma but is unsure of what that does for her anymore.

ReThink Review: Blue Is the Warmest Color - Get Over the Sex Scene

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Despite the fact that it's an over three-hour-long intimate epic based on a graphic novel that features one of the year's most mesmerizing performances (by a 19-year-old, to boot), all the media wants to talk about is the film's minutes-long, explicit love scene between the film's two stars.

'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Star Says She Didn't Have Sex On Screen

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment

The controversial and acclaimed French film "Blue Is The Warmest Color" arrives in theaters this week (though not in Idaho), and in an interview with ...

Actress Says She Felt 'Like A Prostitute' During Controversial Scene

Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment

"Blue Is The Warmest Color" star Lea Seydoux has told The Independent that filming the controversial romance's centerpiece sex scene left her feeling ...

Director Of NC-17 Lesbian Love Story Says He's 'Humiliated'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment

Abdellatif Kechiche, the director of Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is The Warmest Color," has told French magazine Telerama that he doesn't want the film to...

'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Director Slams Star

Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

The strange saga of Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is The Warmest Color" took another turn on Thursday, with reports that director Abdellatif Kechiche brough...