Channelling the sainted spirit of Martine McCutcheon, i-D chooses the ten most perfect moments of 2013’s cinema.
Is adulthood only ever achievable after first love ends? In one of Kechiche’s earliest scenes, a teacher tells his teenage students: “Tragedy is unavoidable. It’s what we cannot escape, no matter what.” Tragedy, in this context, is knowing a relationship is fated to end; its importance no longer matters because it’s stopping the future. The hurt is not the breaking, but the knowing, and Blue is the Warmest Colour demonstrates that beautifully; not least that first, 11-minute long sex scene, a private act that’s life-changingly significant for two people.