A lesbian love story film titled Blue is the Warmest Color has won the highest honor at the Cannes Film Festival.
News.com reports that director Abdellatif Kechiche and the two leading stars – Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux – were awarded the Golden Palm award. The film was chosen for the festival’s highest honor by an all-star panel comprised of Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman and others.
Kechiche, who is French-Tunisian, dedicated the award to the youth of both France and Tunisia. He put a special emphasis on Tunisia as he referenced the youth protest movement in the country. He said that the youth of the country should have the right to “live free, to express themselves freely and to love in full freedom.”
Here’s a scene from the film:
The film to take the second-highest prize – the Grand Prix – was the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis.