The live action French film version of Blue is the Warmest Color took the 2013 Cannes film festival by storm, earning rave reviews and winning the prestigious Palme d’Or. Arsenal Pulp Press is pleased to announce the English edition of Julie Maroh’s striking graphic novel about a high school student who becomes captivated by an older girl with blue hair.
Originally published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude, Blue Is the Warmest Color is a tender, heart-wrenching graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out. Clementine is a junior in high school who seems average enough; she has good friends, a happy family, and the romantic attention of the boys in her school. Then, by chance, she meets Emma; a punkish, confident girl with striking blue hair. Their attraction is instant and electric, sparking a relationship that will test Clementine’s friends, parents, and her own sense of self and identity.
Blue Is the Warmest Color is an unforgettable, elemental lesbian love story that crackles with the energy of youth, rebellion, and desire.
The Palme d’Or award winning film directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulo will be released in North America in October 2013 through Sundance Selects/IFC Films (USA) and Mongrel Media (Canada) as well as in other countries around the world.