"The director of the Palme d'Or-winning erotic epic Blue is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche, has questioned whether the film's release should be cancelled in the wake of a turbulent wave of controversies surrounding its making. (...)"
"Exarchopoulos and Seydoux complained during an interview with the Daily Beast at the Toronto film festival that they had been put through a gruelling 10-day shoot for the 10-minute love scene at the centre of the film and were forced into a continuous one-hour take - during which the director refused to allow his stars to simulate blows - for a separate fight scene. Kechiche now believes his stars' comments will make it impossible for audiences to view the offending scenes "with a clean heart and a watchful eye". He said: "In advance, they will ask: 'Did this man not harass the girls? Did they not cherish [the experience], too, and they do not dare say it?" "