Cannes 2013 Palme d'Or goes to film about lesbian romance

The Guardian
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May 28, 2013
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It was the popular choice reflecting a hot-button political issue. The award of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival to Blue Is the Warmest Colour, the French-produced film by a Tunisian-born director about a passionate lesbian relationship in modern-day Lille, was greeted with home-crowd cheers and a sense that it validated France's painfully achieved recent battle to legalise gay marriage.