Skip to comments.French lesbian love story wins top prize at Cannes (Death of Morality!)
Posted on 05/27/2013 5:26:30 AM PDT by IbJensen
CANNES (Reuters) - An intimate lesbian love story by French director Abdellatif Kechiche won the top prize in Cannes on Sunday, and the film festival's director immediately urged the large crowds protesting against gay marriage in Paris to go and see it.
"La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2" (Blue is the Warmest Colour) was chosen from a field of 20 films exploring sex, violence and emotional anguish which were vying for the Palme d'Or, one of the most coveted film awards after the Oscars.
Critics picked the three-hour film as a possible winner at the 66th Cannes festival, but wondered if its explicit lesbian sex scenes - one lasting up to 10 minutes - would deter the jury deciding the awards led by U.S. filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
In an unusual move, Spielberg said the award would be shared between Kechiche and his two lead actresses Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux as they were central to the film's success.
"I think it will get a lot of play ... I think this film carries a very strong message, a very positive message," Spielberg told journalists. "It was the perfect choice between those two actresses and this incredible very sensitive and observant filmmaker."
Spielberg said he supported same-sex marriage, but downplayed any suggestion the award was to promote this cause.
Festival director Thierry Fremaux said the film was timely, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in Paris on Sunday to protest France's recent legalization of same-sex marriage.
"Everyone who is against same-sex marriage or love between two people of the same sex must see the film,"...
"La Vie d'Adele" is an emotional tale of love and sexuality centered on 15-year-old Adele (Exarchopoulos) and her lover Emma (Seydoux) that follows the course of their tumultuous relationship.
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God is not pleased, nor is he mocked by this filth.
Sounds like a muslim produced this filth.
Color me unsurprised.
Dykes are perverts.
Cannes Film Festival has never had any morals.
Yet another example of decadence portrayed as courage. Film makers keep sinking lower as the national illegitimacy rate gets higher.
Wonder what it was like back then, Mr. Peabody ?
Will be interesting to see how it’s rated in the U.S. I can’t see porn-with-a-plot getting an R rating here, but who knows.
Sounds like porn for guys. Did laz see it yet?
Hollywood does matter. They're depraved.
There are no more Hollywood Heroes...No more Bob Hopes, Red Skeleton and all those who rallied in the movies FOR morality.
deriving from the drudge headline “nothing to the imagination”, this is nothing more than a dirty movie in a theater instead of video.
After obama screens it in the occupied oval office it will garner a "G" rating by it's hollywierd supporters.
Don’t forget The Duke. Watched him yesterday in Flying Leathernecks.
Right. Cowboy queers was a great contribution to the motion picture art.
Breakback (Mountain )was the condition the one smaller, more effeminate cowboy contracted as a result of too much attention being paid to his anus by his ‘buddy’.
I’ve just noticed that MGM-HD TV is hosting a plethora of ‘Gay Pride’ movies. How the hell can there be pride in sticking a pee-pee up another’s anus? Our society is so polluted by these evil homosexuals and lesbians and their agenda that to be abetted by a moronic muslim phony president is just too damned much!
I don’t know why anyone is surprised or upset about this. Its Cannes. Have you ever seen what usually wins Cannes??? The winners usually aren’t re-runs of Little House on the Prairie. Many are a Hell of a lot more libertine than this. The solution to an issue like this is not to get Cannes to change. Its to build up alternative awards and film festivals.
Dang! Sheep herders. Sheep herders...not Cowboys.
Yep, more of the same crap you can download off the net in spades. They just decided to dress one up and get excited about it as a marketing ploy.
Speaking of sheep made me think of the singular important contribution made by Muslims.
In 1624 Omar Ahbraihim invented the condom utilizing the lower intestine of a sheep.
In 1906 an Englishman, Sir Albert Cosgrove, improved on the invention by removing the lower intestine from the animal.