Blue Is the Warmest Color

Friday, October 25, 2013 - Thursday, March 13, 2014

In Kechiche’s (César-winner The Secret of the Grain) bold and sexy epic, 15-year-old Adèle (astonishing discovery Adèle Exarchopoulous) finds something lacking in her interactions with high-school boys. Her world is turned upside down when she meets Emma (Léa Seydoux, Midnight in Paris), a blue-haired art student who inspires Adèle to assert her individuality and sexuality. But as the years pass and their relationship deepens, Adèle has to come to terms with who she is—and what she wants.

Please note: While the MPAA has assigned BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR a rating of NC-17, recommending that no one under 18 be admitted, IFC Center feels that the film is appropriate viewing for mature adolescents. Accordingly, the theater will admit high school age patrons at its discretion.

And since BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR was banned in Idaho, we’re offering a free ticket to any Idahoan who has traveled to New York to see the film. Please present your plane, bus, or train ticket at the box office to claim your pass.

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Rating NC-17
  • Running Time 179 minutes
  • Director Abdellatif Kechiche

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