Mo about movies

Since its Palme D’Or win at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour has been mired in controversy. Crew behind the camera have accused Kechiche of being an on set tyrant, the two leads Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos have also denounced the director for his working methods, and Julie Maroh, the author on whose graphic novel the film is based, slammed the film arguing the now infamous lesbian sex scenes were pornographic and an incarnation of male heterosexual fantasies. This all made Abdellatif Kechiche so upset that he called for the film not to be released saying the film had become too sullied.

   It’s difficult to view the film without consideration of the above, but once I started the film, it became so engrossing that, at least while watching, these concerns disappeared from my head. The film follows high school student Adele (in…

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