Blue is the Warmest Color centers on a 15-year-old girl named AdÃ¨le (AdÃ¨le Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate falls for her, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. AdÃ¨le imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with an overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma (LÃ©a Seydoux), who will soon enter AdÃ¨le’s life for real, leading to an intense and complicated love story that spans a decade and is touchingly universal in its depiction.
“It’s perhaps the first great love story of the 21st century that could belong only to this century.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com