Trendy Film Report: A Lesbian Love Story Steals the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2013
The judge and jury have spoken and it looks like a deeply embedded lesbian love story curated by Abdellatif Kechiche, titled Blue is the Warmest Colour targeted the hearts and guts of all who viewed it enough to walk away with the top prize – The Palme d’Or.
Famed director Steven Spielberg was the officiator this time around and he passionately acknowledged the primal intensity and emotional highway that the film sufficiently provided, “It made all of us feel privileged to be a fly on the wall, to see this story of deep love and deep heartbreak evolve from the beginning”.
Reactions and sentiments divulged hints of heightened eroticism blended in with the acute fragility of those restlessly identifiable formative years.
The film’s leads Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seyoux were so darn good that they shared in the glory of the spotlight and were each recognized for their outstanding performance. This isn’t a typical way to celebrate a film that nabs top honors but some traditions have to be broken and we are guessing this was beyond warranted.
Other notable winners include Berenice Bejo for her role in The Past and Bruce Dern for his much-touted performance in Alexander Payne’s black and white frolic Nebraska.
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