Cannes Palme d'Or goes to lesbian romance 'Blue is the Warmest Color'

From left, producer Brahim Chiqua, actress Lea Seydoux,

From left, producer Brahim Chiqua, actress Lea Seydoux, director Abdellatif Kechiche, actress Adele Exarchopoulos and Jeremie Laheurte arrive for the awards ceremony of the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. (May 26, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

advertisement | advertise on newsday

CANNES, France - 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.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

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."

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: