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'La vie d'Adèle' named best film at Cannes Festival

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-05-26

The 66th Cannes Festival's Palme d'Or for best film has gone to "La vie d'Adèle", by Abdellatif Kechiche. The award is to be shared between the director and the film's two leading actresses, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux.

Abdellatif Kechiche’s lesbian romance “Blue Is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele” has won the Palme d’Or, the top honor of the Cannes Film Festival.

The jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, took the unusual move of awarding the Palme not just to Kechiche, but also to the film’s two stars: Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux. The three clutched each other as they accepted the award, one of cinema’s greatest honors.

Exarchopoulos stars in the film as a 15-year-old girl whose life is changed when she falls in love with an older woman, played by Seydoux.

Best acting honors at Cannes went to Bruce Dern for Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” and Berenic Bejo for Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past.”

(AP)
 

Date created : 2013-05-26

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