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It's been an exciting Cannes Film Festival, according to the France 24 news agency.  What sort of uplifting artistic achievements have been competing for this year's prize?

Cinema heavyweights Roman Polanski and Jim Jarmusch wrapped up the Cannes Film Festival race Saturday, as speculation raged whether a shockingly explicit lesbian love story could capture a top prize.

The audacious French coming-of-age tale "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" featuring hard-core sex between the lead actresses, remained the talk of the town as the competition ended with two more looks at unconventional couples.

In "Venus in Fur", Polanski turns the tables on the sadomasochism bible of the same name while Jarmusch tells a rock-and-roll vampire story with "Only Lovers Left Alive"

Well, I wish Jarmusch all the luck in recapturing the vampire story from its sparkly-vampire teenybopper decadence.  But it sounds like his film is a bit of a dark horse against the sadomasochism and shockingly explicit lesbian love stories.  Let's hear some more about this "Blue is the Warmest Color" film...

"Blue Is The Warmest Colour" by Abdellatif Kechiche topped critics polls in trade magazines Screen International and Film Francais among the 20 contenders for the Palme d'Or.

The three-hour-long drama about a 15-year-old girl who falls for a French woman tracks their passionate affair and devastating separation.

Sounds like a great film to catch after spending the afternoon at a "Free Kate" rally.  Hopefully they allow a bathroom break while this three-hour saga grinds on.  And hopefully the bathrooms will be supervised.


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