The French lesbian love story “Blue Is the Warmest Color” won the Palme d’Or at the
The film, which French critics adored but the foreign contingent had mixed feelings about, got a rapturous reception from the Palais de Festival crowd, and both actresses were in tears by the time they reached the stage.
It was a good night for American films as well. The
Other winners included Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda (jury prize for "Like Father, Like Son"), China's Jia Zhangke (screenplay prize for "A Touch of Sin") and Mexico's Amat Escalante (best director for "Heli").
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