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Cannes: Lesbian sex drama wins Palme d’Or

In a major triumph for the host nation at the conclusion of the 66th Festival de Cannes – which many observers expected would be dominated by American films – French director Abdellatif Kechiche’s explicit lesbian love story “Blue Is the Warmest Color” won the Palme d’Or on Sunday evening, from a jury headed by Steven Spielberg. This marks only the fourth time a French film has won the Palme, widely regarded as the biggest non-Oscar prize in the global movie business, since the mid-1960s. (Last year’s winner, Michael Haneke’s “Amour,” was officially an Austrian-made film, although entirely shot in France.) It’s also the first time a gay-themed love story has won the Palme.

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