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Sun May 26, 2013, 06:12 PM

"Blue is the Warmest Colour" wins the Palme d’Or at Cannes

(Bloomberg) “Blue Is the Warmest Colour,” a graphic lesbian love story directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Steven Spielberg headed the jury.

The runner-up Grand Prix went to Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” with Justin Timberlake. And in the best-actor category, Michael Douglas -- who played the eccentric pianist Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra” -- lost out to Bruce Dern, the wandering old man in Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska.”

Critics adored the winning movie, known in French as “La Vie D’Adele -- Chapitre 1 & 2.” Its three-hour story is about a 15-year-old girl whose life is transformed when she meets a young woman with short blue hair. Spielberg, announcing the Palme d’Or winner on stage at the closing ceremony, said it also went to actresses Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos.

Stepping up to the microphone, the film’s French-Tunisian director dedicated his prize “to the great youth of France, who I met during the lengthy shoot, and who taught me a great deal about the spirit of freedom and togetherness.” .......................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-26/-blue-is-the-warmest-color-wins-cannes-palme-d-or.html

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