Hi, my name is Paco, and this is my tumblr. Unless otherwise noted, the words herein are my own. I like words that reminisce, like a quaint dance with an acquaintance. I like words that linger, like an inhale through a thin veil. I like words that colour, filling mundane glasses with champagne. I like words.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour is a love story above all else. It just so happens to be the best one I’ve experienced since Brokeback Mountain.
I love everything about this film, but the brilliance that transcends the other brilliance is the acting of the two leads, Adèle Exarchopoulos (Adèle) and Léa Seydoux (Emma). I haven’t seen a love story this real and natural, this powerful, since green was warmer than blue. This is all the more mystifying and impressive given that the leads are both heterosexual in real life. (Although frankly, it doesn’t matter if they’re heterosexual, homosexual, or anything in between or outside of that in real life — their performances are all that matter.) Their performances, strewn with brush strokes of passion, colours of anxiety, sounds of pain, and aches of torment, make the fact that this is a lesbian couple a moot point. It’s probably not a moot point to the gay and lesbian community, and that’s okay too — this film and the performances of its leads should be exulted in every way, shape, and form — it’s just that all I saw in this film was love, all I see when I play it back in my mind is love. This is what should be gleamed from this utterly incomparable display of cinematic magic…
(To read the entire piece, click here: http://thepunissure.com/2014/01/31/my-favourite-song-and-film-of-2013/)