The stars of Blue Is the Warmest Color may not be household names, but they certainly captivated the attention of audiences at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The film won Cannes' top honor of the Palme d'Or, and now those of us who couldn't make it to France have a Blue is the Warmest Color trailer with which to make ourselves feel in touch with the International film world.
Starring Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, Blue is the Warmest Color follows "a young lesbian couple's beginning, middle and possible end." It was the first film to be awarded the Palm d'Or for not only the director, but the film's lead actresses, as well.
Blue has received some of the best reviews of a film this year, and includes a possibly un-simulated 10-minute sex scene that was the talk of the festival at Cannes — which the actresses have more recently spoken about the intense discomfort of filming.
The film's press tour has been a rocky one — actress confessions, director rebuttals, tearful retractions — but the glowing reviews of the film itself have kept steady surrounding the controversy; Stephen Spielberg's even quoted in the trailer, referring to the film as "magnificent."