Cannes: ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Wins Fipresci Prize

Cannes: ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Wins Fipresci Prize
Cannes — Confirming its status as one of the major revelations of year’s Cannes Festival, Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue is the Warmest Color” took the nod Saturday from the Fipresci Intl. Federation of Film Critics as the best film in Cannes Festival’s Competition.

The plaudit goes to a film whose “explosively graphic lesbian sex scenes,” in the words of Variety Justin Chang, do not overshadow for Chang and the films’ other many admirers at Cannes “Blue’s” huge achievement as an emotional epic depicting over three hours a girl’s discovery of her sexuality and her multi-faceted love relationship with another woman over the space of years.

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Leads Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux are also being talked up on the Croisette as front-runners for Cannes’ best actress prize, announced Sunday.

Fipresci plaudits go to one outstanding film in Cannes Competition, another in Un
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