Blue Is the Warmest Color, a.k.a. “the French lesbian sex film,” won the Palme D’Or at Cannes, and then the wheels came off a little bit: The stars, Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopolous, said they’d never work with director Abdellatif Kechiche again; the crew echoed their complaints about working conditions. Now Kechcihe is too scarred to even like his own movie. “According to me, the film shouldn’t be released. It has been soiled too much,” he told French magazine Telerama. “The Palme d’Or had been a brief moment of happiness; then I’ve felt humiliated, dishonored, I felt rejected, I live it like I’m cursed.” French people: still very French.
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