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Blue is the Warmest Colour wins at Cannes

2013-05-26 19:59
Blue is the Warmest Colour  Palme d'Or Cannes

Cannes - Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Colour was named winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.

An audacious three hours long, the picture traces lead character Adele's (Adele Exarchopolous) infatuation with a beautiful blue-haired art student, played by rising star Lea Seydoux, while also exploring themes such as class in France and women's careers.

Bruce Dern took the best actor and Berenice Bejo landed best actress.

The 76-year-old Dern stars in Alexander Payne's Nebraska as an aging, alcoholic on a road trip with his son, played by Will Forte.

Bejo, the Artist actress, won for her performance in Asghar Farhadi's The Past. She plays a single mother balancing an ex-husband and a fiancé.

The awards were chosen by a nine-member jury headed by Steven Spielberg.

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