Le Bleu est une couleur chaude
LE BLEU EST UNE COULEUR CHAUDE
Julie Maroh (text & illustration)
160 pages - colours
The graphic Novel from which Palme
d’Or winner movie Blue is the Warmest
Color (La Vie d’Adèle) is adapted.
Clementine is 15 years old. Everything in her life seems to works just fine: she has good
friends, and one of the school’s prettiest boys is really interested in her.
However, when she makes eye contact with a blue-haired girl passing by through a
square, all her certainties start to tremble. Dreaming of her and unable to hide this new
feeling, Clementine starts to question herself and the nature of her desire. Getting to
accept it, while living among the prejudices of her family and peers, will be a long and
harsh coming-of-age path.
But a chance of finding herself arrives on the day she meets again Emma, that girl on the
square. Their falling in love will be a common struggle to accept who they are, and being
Their story will be just as profound, happy, and sad, as any great love story.
The movie adaptation has received the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in
“Prix du Public” at the Angoulême Comics Festival in 2011
Best Album at the Festival of Alger in 2011
“Prix Citoyen” at the Festival of Blois in 2010
“Prix du Jeune Auteur” at the Salon de la BD et des Arts Graphic in Roubaix 2010.
Julie Maroh: Born in the North of France in the early 1980’s, Julie Maroh studied art in
Bruxelles. Winner of the New Talent award in Bruxelles in 2008 Glénat publishes her first
Graphic novel, Le Bleu est une Couleur Chaude in 2010. This book which was in hear heart
for years has received an incredible welcome from the public and was awarded at the
Angoulême Comics festival in 2011. In 2013, Le Bleu est une Couleur Chaude has been
adapted into a movie which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes in 2013.