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These problems are still here and they’re universal.
I thought it was very daring to use reggae music on the soundtrack since that’s very much in a protest vein and complements the action.
I don’t think it was a good idea to make statements about such intimate acts—to claim, for example, that lesbians never make love that way. I admired the script and liked the idea of making a period film.
I can’t see how you can generalize about such things. It’s also the common story of an author who doesn’t like how her work has been adapted. It’s an interesting period because it’s just after the Paris Commune and before the Bonnot Gang.
There was, for example, a lot of discussion about whether the actors and crew were exploited. But you and Lėa Seydoux were very critical of Kechiche. There was just an unusually swift backlash after the premiere since, although the film was initially celebrated, various factions—feminists, as well as some lesbians—denounced it.
Of course, as I recall, she was more critical than you were. But, for me, this is something that’s very much in the past and I want to move on. And Julie Maroh, the author of the graphic novel the film was based on, was also extremely critical.
I suppose you were offered many roles after Blue is the Warmest Color. The French spoken in the film is quite modern, and contemporary music is used on the soundtrack.
Two years ago at Cannes, the previously unknown Adèle Exarchopoulos and her more famous co-star, Lėa Seydoux, became the toast of the town after Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize, and the two actresses, in an unprecedented jury maneuver, also became Palme d’Or winners.
Jury President Steven Spielberg explained this decision by insisting that the film would not have been artistically viable without Seydoux and Exarchopoulos’s contributions.
Do you think Abdel Kechiche was hurt by these reactions? When people are trying to speak for you and take control of how your work should be interpreted, it’s bound to have an impact. I like this film because it’s about commitment, about a political group, and about a woman who wants to be free.
I like the fact that anarchists need to destroy in order to create and, as we see in the film, they’re almost afraid to live. I read Albert Camus’s play, The Just Assassins, since it dealt with a similar milieu.