Top Prize at Cannes Goes To...
'La Vie D'Adele' ('Blue is the Warmest Color')
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2013 1:33 PM CDT
Director Abdellatif Kechiche, left, and actors Adele Exarchopoulos, centre, and Lea Seydoux react after they received the Palme d'Or award for La Vie D'Adele.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

(Newser) – The Cannes Film Festival prizes have been announced, as selected by Steven Spielberg and his jury of actors and directors. Taking out the top prize, the Palme d’Or, was French film La Vie D'Adele (Blue is the Warmest Color) from Tunisia-born director Abdellatif Kechiche, reports the Hollywood Reporter. A more familiar name, the Coen brothers, won the Grand Prix with their film Inside Llewyn Davis. And the Jury Prize went to Japan's Like Father, Like Son, from director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Read the full list of winners at the Hollywood Reporter.

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May 30, 2013 4:53 AM CDT
At Cannes the film shocked some critics with its long and graphic sex scenes, leading them to state that the film may require some editing before it is screened in cinemas. Initially planned to be shot in two-and-a-half months, the film took five. Hmmm. the 2 leads must've really liked the 'action' segs. Justin Chang writing for Variety said that the film contains "the most explosively graphic lesbian sex scenes in recent memory" I also like the 'explosive' nes.
May 28, 2013 3:34 PM CDT
I think I'll pass on reading the complete list of winners?
May 27, 2013 5:44 AM CDT
newser can't even get the film title right: Blue Is the Warmest Color (La Vie d’Adele, Chapitres 1 et 2)