The sexually explicit French drama Blue is the Warmest Colour has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or.

Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, Blue is the Warmest Colour tells the story of main character Adèle (Exarchopoulos) and her lover Emma (Seydoux) and was one of the most talked about films at the festival.

Directors Joel and Ethan Coen won the Grand Prix for their film Inside Llewyn Davis.

The Jury Prize went to Hirokazu Koreeda's Like Father, Like Son.

Anthony Chen's Ilo Ilo was the winner of the Camera d'Or award for Best First Film.

Amat Escalante was named Best Director for his film Heli.

Bruce Dern won the Best Actor award for his performance in Alexander Payne's Nebraska, while Bérénice Bejo was named Best Actress for her performance in Asghar Farhadi's The Past.

The Best Screenplay award was won by director Zhangke Jia for his script for his film A Touch of Sin.

Moon Byoung-Gon was honoured with the Best Short Film award for Safe.