I think someone was going for “Blew My Mind!” but they made a typo and it was too late to change it!
But if we are going for Blue, could this be a sequel to Blue is the Warmest Colour? Sadly I doubt it very much! First of all different countries of origin in addition to different directors in addition to the fantastical element present in BLUE.
Where Blue was French, BLUE is Swiss. Where in Blue our girls were in College, here they are in High School. Where Blue was exactly 3 hours of lesbianism, BLUE is only an hour and 37 minutes (which doesn’t cut it anymore for artistic movies) of teenaging…by which I mean drugs, alcohol and hormoning!
I only pray that they don’t take the “Water Lilies” route! I choose to believe that people nowadays are about that kind of phobia, especially the young Gen! And the trailers being two of a kind, one seemingly straight and the other completely gay, I have missed feelings here but I am going to be there day 1 when it gets released to the public!
This movie has already been released, well, partially released but just like all other arthouse movies, it hits Festivals first then makes its way to the public, especially since this is a new director! But just like “Water Lilies”, this new shining female director also apparently kicked ass and took names! BLUE MY MIND has already won 5 trophies out of the 11 it was nominated for, in the span of 1 year. The wins include Critics Choice Award (Best New Director), Golden Eye (Best Film In Focus), Swiss Film Prize (Best Film, Best Lead Actress – Mia AKA Luna, and Best Screenplay).
So you betcha that this is going to be a treat, well, to those of us who enjoy art house movies! I know they are not for everyone, especially how usually unapologetic they can be but that is the main reason why they have my heart!
And speaking of awards, I just saw that Blue is the Warmest Colour is at 85 Wins out of 94 Award Nominations!!! Like WTF?!
Anyway, back to the movie at hand, I can already see people saying how Mia’s transformation is metaphor for adolescence! because you know, we just can’t have an honest to God fantasy where a girl can actually be a Mermaid…I hope Ms Lisa, our new shinning Director whips their projection to the stratosphere and Mia ends up actually being a real mermaid! But even then I know reviews will still use coming of age in context!
Anyway, this movie to me looks like a mix of SKINS (the UK version of course), Water Lilies and Blue is the Warmest Colour! I am also very intrigued with Mia and Gianna’s relationship (obviously) but I don’t mean in their get together! On the surface it seems pretty cliché, Gianna looks like all those popular kids that get close to the weird girl, only to fuck her over during the course of the film but here in the trailers something is different (for example Mia seems to be the Alpha in this relationship) so we shall see.
Now then, the question is, when are we to get access to this movie?
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