Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Blue Tops Screen Jury Scores

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Blue Tops Screen Jury Scores

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With the main Cannes competition over, Screen's gathering of top international film critics saw their view on best film tally with that of the official jury.

For the first time in some years the response from the critics was in tune with jury president Stephen Spielberg and his fellow jurors, with the highest percentage rating of 3.4 going to Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is The Warmest Colour, which snatched the lead from the Coen brothers Inside Llewyn Davis with just a few days to go.

The film enraptured critics, and it has been awarded five scores of four stars (the highest rating in the Screen chart), which seems to be clear indicator that it has been well appreciated by the Cannes critical community.

As Screen reviewer Jonathan Romney commented in his review: "Kechiche hits emotional paydirt with a story spanning several years of the early adult life of a young woman, focusing on a passionate lesbian romance. …

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