With a new film from Francois Ozon already in their back pocket, Sundance Selects has made yet another purchase coming out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Variety reports that the company has picked up the US rights to Blue Is The Warmest Color, then newest film from auteur Abdellatif Kechiche. Starring Lea Seydoux, the film premiered at Cannes, and follows a teenage girl who falls for a stranger, only to encounter a mysterious blue haired girl who changes everything.
Now, the film has gotten some positive reviews, so it sounds like yet another great film from the Secret Of The Grain director, and Sundance Selects’ involvement with the film is really quite exciting. A Criterion Collection home video release seems all but inevitable here, and maybe it will mark an influx of IFC/Sundance Selects titles that Criteiron brings to DVD and Blu-ray. It’s nearly three hours in length, so it’s going to be a lengthy watch, but it appears to be one of this year’s most exciting foreign efforts.
It’s also based on a book from Julie Maroh, which can be pre-ordered here.