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'Blue is the Warmest Color' wins the Palm d'Or at Cannes Film Fest

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Blue is the Warmest Color won the top prize at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. The French film, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, is a sexually explicit lesbian love story (read Owen Gleiberman’s review here). Meanwhile, Ethan and Joel Coen won the Grand Prix for their folk music flick Inside Llewyn Davis. The Artist star Berenice Bejo won Best Actress for her role in The Past, and screen icon Bruce Dern picked up Best Actor for his starring role in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska. This year’s Cannes jury was headed by director Steven Spielberg.

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