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Adele: Chapters 1 & 2

La vie d'Adèle - chapitres 1 et 2
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche

France, Spain, Belgium, 2013, drama, 177 min, french with lithuanian subtitles, N-16

The movie “Blue Is the Warmest Color” is a creative adaptation of same name Julie Maroh’s comic. It is the director’s, actor’s and screenwriter’s A.Kechiche fifth film, which has received a Palme d’Ór . By exception, the award was dedicated not only to the director, but also to the debutante Adéle Exarchopoulos, who‘s role of Adele had been memorable and also to Léai Seydoux, to whom this movie was a chance to prove another role. The film “Blue Is the Warmest Color” tells a story on substantial subjects, such as school, family, first love and first job. Obviously, the director was not only concerned with the universal topic of love, but as well delicately, yet explicitly revealed how social determinism, family and tutors play a part in our society.

Awards:

2013 – FIPRESCI Prize and Palme d‘Or Awards for Abdellatif Kechiche and actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux at the Cannes Film Festival (France).

About the director:

Film director, screenwriter and actor Abdellatif Kechiche was born in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1960. At the age of six he moved to Nice (France). A. Kechiche studied drama at the Antibes Conservatoire of Music and Drama (France). He made his directorial debut in 2000 with an award-winning “Poetical Refugee” (La Faute à Voltaire), which he also wrote. He also directed “Games of Love and Chance” (L'Esquive, 2003), which won a César Award for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director, “The Secret of the Grain” (La graine et le mulet, 2007) for which he was awarded César Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director and the Special Jury Prize, the FIPRESCI Prize and was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival (Italy). His film “Black Venus” (Vénus noire, 2010) was also nominated for the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival. “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (La vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 et 2) – A. Kechiche‘s latest film was awarded the prestigious Palme D‘Or at the Cannes Film Festival (France).

Section: Retrospektyva

Screenplay: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix

Dir. of Photography: Sofian El Fani

Cast: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Jérémie Laheurte, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée