Lesbian drama wins Palme d’Or

Director Abdellatif Kechiche with actresses Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos

BBC News – Cannes Film Festival: Lesbian drama wins Palme d'Or.

Blue is the Warmest Colour, an intimate love story about two young French women, has won the Palme d’Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival.

It has attracted attention for its explicit sex scenes as well as the acclaimed performances of actresses Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux.

Hollywood veteran Bruce Dern won best actor for his performance in Nebraska.

And French star Berenice Bejo, known for silent film The Artist, won best actress for her role in The Past.

The winners were picked from the 20 films in competition and were named at the festival’s closing ceremony on Sunday.