“We still believe that it can be a strong contender in the best actress and best supporting actress races.” – Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring on efforts to keep Blue Is the Warmest Colour in the running for the next Academy Awards. The film, which won the coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, will not see release in the United States or its native France until October, shortly after the Academy’s eligibility deadline of September 30.
But even as an English translation of the graphic novel upon which the film is based begins hitting the market, director Abdellatif Kechiche finds himself in a war of words with stars Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos following their recent interview with The Daily Beast.
Earlier CBC coverage of the film here.
(Image: Blue Is the Warmest Colour director Abdellatif Kechiche with Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos at the Palme d’Or ceremony, AFP)