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La Vie d'Adele wins at Cannes

A Cannes jury led by Steven Spielberg has chosen sexually-explicit lesbian love story La Vie d'Adele, or Blue is the Warmest Colour, as the winner of the film festival's prestigious Palme d'Or.

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Spielberg and Kidman arrive for Cannes Film Festival

Director Steven Spielberg and actress Nicole Kidman have arrived in the French Riviera for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes festival.

Spielberg will preside over the jury that will choose the winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or award. Twenty films are to be considered overall.

Steven Spielberg is head of the Cannes jury

The first film to be shown will be Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

Nicole Kidman at the photocall for the 66th Festival De Cannes Jury. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

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