Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color ★★★½

Kechiche's camera doesn't just ‘follow' his protagonist, it stalks her. And Adèle is always active, always in motion. She does everything with passion, volatility, voraciousness: eating, breathing, crying, teaching, having sex, even serving food to guests. She's the type of character - and Exarchopoulos' uninhibited turn is the type of performance - that easily carries a three-hour movie, graphic sex or no graphic sex.

Oh, and Léa Seydoux is the French, female Ryan Gosling.