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Adele Exarchopoulos Awarded Palme d’Or at Cannes

Adele Exarchopoulos

Greek-French actress Adele Exarchopoulos was awarded the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes film festival for her role in the film Blue is the Warmest Colour (original title: La Vie d’ Adele).

This year the jury  was headed by acclaimed American director Steven Spielberg. The jurors decided to award the festivals highest honor, the Palme d’ Or, not just to the director of the film, Abdellatif Kechiche, but also to the film’s two stars: Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux.

Exarchopoulos stars in the film as a 15-year-old girl whose life is changed when she falls in love with an older woman, played by Seydoux.

Exarchopoulos stars in Abdellatif Kechiche’s film La Vie d’ Adele, which describes the passionate love relationship between two women. In the three-hour film, Adele’s performance is sensational, making many characterize her as the new “Poulain” of the French cinema.

“On the movie set I can do everything. I give everything… Things that I would never imagine that I can do in real life, come out completely naturally in front of the camera,” the 19-year-old stated on the occasion of Kechiche’s film.

With Greek roots from her grandfather, the actress already counts eight years on film and television sets with co-operations with renowned artists, despite the fact that she is so young.

Adele was discovered when she was only twelve and got a part in “Boxes” (2007).

The film festival also honored Berenic Bejo for her role in Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past” and Bruce Dern for his part in Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska.”

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