The Winner of the Cannes Film festival: La Vie d’Adele (Blue is the Warmest Colour). Our Yacht Winner – Black and White!

La Vie d'AdeleThe winner of the 66th Cannes Film Festival is La Vie d’Adele (Blue is the Warmest Colour). The most coveted prize in film after the Oscars went to this three hour emotional tale of love and sexuality by Abdellatif Kechiche that centers on a 15 year old girl (Adele Exarchopoulos) and her lover (Lea Seydoux) and is the first time in the festivals history that the Palm d”Or has gone to a French film in two consecutive years. It is also notable that this steamy lesbian epic has won the highest award on the day when hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in Paris on Sunday to protest France's recent legalization of same-sex marriage. (See more on this film here)

The other notable winners in the 66em Festival de Cannes were: Inside Llewyn Davis

Grand Prix: Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel and Ethan Coen, U.S.
(See more here).
Prix du Jury: Like Father, Like Son, Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan.
(See more here).
Prix de la Mise en Scène (Best Director): Amat Escalante, Heli, Mexico
Prix du Scénario (Best Screenplay): Jia Zhangke, A Touch of Sin, China.
Prix d’interprétation masculine (Best Actor): Bruce Dern, Nebraska, U.S.
Prix d’interprétation feminine (Best Actress): Bérénice Bejo, The Past, France. (See more here).
However, it is obviously the yachts that are most important here.  Our team here at Boatbookings choose a yacht for every film, yet what were our winners? Which yacht got our Palm d'Or?
CALLISTO      BLACK AND WHITE Luxury Yacht      WILD THYME
After some intense debate, we narrowed the field down to just three yachts. WILD THYME, BLACK AND WHITE and CALLISTO. Chosen for their gorgeous lines, high performance and supreme luxury, they would provide any guests with a charter of a lifetime, yet which one would edge the other out to win Boatbookings Palm d'Or?
And the winner for Best Yacht in the Cannes Film Festival is…..
BLACK AND WHITE as it was ended up sweeping away the field and taking the prize as our favorite yacht from this series of Black and Whiteblogs marking each day of the Cannes Film festival. Her gorgeous lines, immaculate and luxurious interior, fantastic outdoor spaces for sunbathing or al fresco dining and superb crew propelled her to victory. (Click on here to find out why she was our favourite!)
At www.boatbookings.com, we are here to help you plan your perfect luxury yachting holiday. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you bring together the yacht, the crew and all the other aspects that make your charter special.

Cannes Film Festival, Day 9 – La Vie d'Adele (Blue is the Warmest Colour) – Our Yacht Nominee: BABY LOVE!

Blue_is_the_warmest_colourDay 9 of the Cannes Film Festival features La Vie d'Adele  or in English as it is known, Blue is the Warmest Colour. It is the longest film up for the coveted Palme d'Or, at 179 minutes but is typical of director, Abdellatif Kechiche and his intimate and fastidious style in which he allows long takes to develop the characters and tensions in a natural, realistic manner. It is a film loosely adapted by Kechiche from the prize-winning graphic Blue_is_the_warmest_colour. novel by Julie Maroh, “Le Bleu est une couleur chaude”, and portrays a deeply moving portrait of 15-year-old girl getting to grips with her sexual identity and the trials and tribulations of this young love. With a phenomenal performance from Lea Seydoux and a fantastic debut from newcomer, Adele Exarchopoulos it poses intriguing questions from that of  gender and sexual identity to issues of social belonging.

Carrying on from this theme of young love, our yacht nominee is BABY LOVE – a lovely Sarnico 65 accommodating up to 6 guests in 3 cabins and available to charter in Corsica and Sardinia. With three large, en suite cabins BABY LOVE has all of the amenities and technology that you could possibly need. With fantastic areas on deck, she is perfect for sunbathing, relaxing and socializing with friends. What's more she has an incredible top speed of 39 knots meaning it will take no time at all to cruise from destination to destination.

Why not check out our honeymoon charter guide if you are thinking about how best to celebrate the beginning of a new journey with a partner. At www.boatbookings.com, we are here to help you plan your perfect luxury yachting holiday. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you bring together the yacht, the crew and all the other aspects that make your charter special.

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