This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. It has my strongest possible recommendations:

At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the film unanimously won the Palme d'Or from the official jury and the FIPRESCI Prize. It is the first film to have the Palme d'Or awarded to both the director and the lead actresses. Blue Is the Warmest Colour is based on the 2010 French graphic novel of the same name[11] by Julie Maroh,[12] which was published in North America in 2013. The film had its North American première at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival. It has received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language.[13] Many critics have declared it to be the best film of 2013.[14][15][16][17]