Cannes Film Festival: Lesbian drama wins Palme d'Or

Français : Berenice Bejo au festival de Cannes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Director Abdellatif Kechiche accepted the award with actresses Lea Seydoux (left) and Adele Exarchopoulos
Actress Lea Seydoux, director Abdellatif Kechiche and actress Adele Exarchopoulos

Blue is the Warmest Colour, an intimate love story about two young French women, has won the Palme d'Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival.
It has attracted attention for its explicit sex scenes as well as the acclaimed performances of actresses Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux.
And French star Berenice Bejo, known for silent film The Artist, won best actress for her role in The Past.

The winners were picked from the 20 films in competition and were named at the festival's closing ceremony on Sunday.
Blue is the Warmest Colour is a three-hour coming-of-age movie in which Exarchopoulos plays a 15-year-old who falls in love with an older woman, played by Seydoux.

Bejo WINS!
Berenice Bejo  
Berenice Bejo shot to fame in Oscar-winning silent film The Artist [where her winning performance of the indominable Peppy Miller was snubbed by the Academy in favor of yet ANOTHER representation of a woman of color as a maid in the movie: The Help].
Oscar Isaac earned acclaim for his role in the Inside Llewyn Davis
Accepting the prize, Abdellatif Kechiche said: "I should like to dedicate this film to the wonderful youth of France whom I met during the long period while making this film.

"Those young people taught me a lot about the spirit of freedom and living together."

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