The Palme d’Or, the highest honor award in Cannes Film Festival, goes to the lesbian romance Blue is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele by Abdellatif Kechiche.
Steven Spielberg, with the rest of the jury, did the unusual this time as the Palm d’Or was awarded not only to Kechiche but to Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, as well, who starred the film. The greatest possible honor in cinema made the three hold close, clutching each other when they held the award.
The closing ceremony of Cannes Film Festival found Kechiche talking about his movie, during filming which he had found the “beautiful French youth” which enlightened the director on “spirit of freedom”.
What Spielberg liked most about the movie is that there were no “constraints” on its “narrative”. Twenty films contend for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. It was not just the jury who decided that Kechiche’s film should receive the honor, but the entire festival audience stood up in ovation to the film.
The film stars Adele Exarchopoulos as a fifteen year old girl who falls for the older woman that Seydoux plays. The film, continuing through three hours, made headlines with the bold graphic intimate scenes while it bewitched the festival goers with the touching story.