Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
Adèle is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adèle's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adèle. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adèle and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship.Written by
Adèle Exarchopoulos was already familiar with Léa Seydoux from watching Belle Epine and the Prada Candy Advertisement but that she hasn't met her personally before filming. Adele said that the first scene she shot with Seydoux was her dream sequence and she laughed at the humorous absurdity of meeting someone for the first time naked. She laughed upon seeing Lea approaching her bed without her clothes on but she said that it helped them to break the ice and to establish a comfort level that will make them trust each other in intimate scenes where they feel most vulnerable. Abdellatif Kechiche also used this scene to test Seydoux's commitment to the role and to also forge a complicity between the actresses. See more »
When Adele first meets Emma's parent's, Emma lights up a cigarette and begins to smoke. In the next shot of Emma, seconds after, the cigarette is almost smoked down to the filter. See more »
You're talking crap in front of everyone! I'm not a lesbian!
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One of the most emotionally intense, powerful movies of the year
I saw this film on the last night it was playing at my local theater and I jumped on the opportunity. Once it was over I realized how smart of a decision it was. I read a review of the film that said something along the lines of, "the trouble with this film being 3 hours is that you want to watch it for several more." I couldn't agree more with that statement. The story, along with its characters, moves the film along to the point where it didn't feel like 3 hours.
This film was probably the most emotionally intense and powerful movie I've seen in a very long time. You believed everything you were seeing and it forced you to feel it along with the characters. As much that has been written about this film, the acting can not be overstated. These two actresses are a revelation in this movie.
It seems that whenever the topic of homosexuality is covered by a film it usually contains some sort of hate crime or bias against homosexuality somewhere in the story that the film's characters have to face and overcome. What's refreshing about this film is that there is a dash of that but its in the beginning of the film and never becomes the focus of the conflict with the characters. The film acknowledges that bias is there but brushes it aside to say that there is something bigger and more important at play with the characters. Really nice to see that in a film.
This movie ranks as one of the best films I've seen this year and am so happy I had a chance to see it.
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