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Comics Come Of Age At Cannes?

We've been here before, obviously - every time Chris Ware publishes an opus, say, or Joe Sacco. This time though it could be different.  'Blue Is The Warmest Colour', adapted from the graphic novel by Julie Maroh, has been awarded the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Now this may simply be a result of its much-discussed sexual content, but leaving that aside, will this be the point at which people forget the slightly schlocky style-over-substance Frank Miller adaptations, and the lowest-common-denominator superhero output (leaving aside the Batman films, which are inspired by rather than directly adapted from graphic novels), and begin to take comics (or graphic novels - does it really matter?) seriously as source material and by extension as artistic works in their own right? Who knows. In the meantime, though, check out a couple of scenes from 'Blue Is The Warmest Colour' below:

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