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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DiCaprio: Gatsby is compulsory reading in US schools

Leonardo Di Caprio has emphasised the importance of The Great Gatsby novel in the United States.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Credit: Hubert Boesl/DPA/Press Association Images

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival he said: "Gatsby is compulsory reading in secondary school.

"People today still try to dissect this novel, to interpret every line, it's a kind of endless quest. We wanted to re-shape the novel's characters. It is so exciting to work with a text of this calibre."

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