Perhaps coming as no surprise to those who watched it at the festival, Abdellatif Kechiche’s ‘La Vie d’Adèle’ is the Palme d’Or winner.
The film, called ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ in English, tells the story of a lesbian couple and has been praised by many who have seen it.
Unusually, lead actresses Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux, were praised by the jury panel.
‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ won the Coen Brothers the Grand Prix – the second most prestigious prize. Set against the backdrop of the folk music scene in 1960s New York, the picture stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake.
Best actress went to French actress Berenice Bejo for her role in ‘The Past’ from Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi. In the movie, Bejo plays a Parisian woman trying to divorce her Iranian husband.
Bruce Dern was named Best Actor for his role in Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’.
Best Director went to Mexico’s Amat Escalante for ‘Heli’.
The Jury Prize was awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda for ‘Like Father, Like Son’.