The winner of the Palm D’ Or at Cannes, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR is not be eligible for a Best Foreign Language Oscar.
The AMPAS requires that ir be released in France before September 30 and they are set for an October release. Deadline.com is reporting that Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval calls the rule “stupid” but tells me they believe October is best for the picture.
Sundance Selects will release BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR unrated later this year in the U.S. The lesbian sex scenes are too graphic for an R rating in the U.S. Its chances of being nominated were slim anyway, but who knows with a the horny old men of the Academy, AKA: Jennifer Lawrence wins Best Actress?