Lesbian drama Blue Is the Warmest Colour wins Cannes Film Festival 2013
Last night the suspense ended – the 66th Cannes Film Festival is over. But before saying goodbye to the Promenade de la Croisette, the jury awarded prestigious prizes to their favourite artists in the competition.
Palm d’Or: La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1 & 2 (Blue is the Warmest Colour) by Abdellatif Kechiche with Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux
Grand Prix: Inside Llewyn Davis by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Award for Best Director: Amat Escalante for Heli
Jury Prize: Soshite Chichi Ni Naru (Like Father, Like Son) by Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Award for Best Screenplay: Tian zhu Ding (A Touch Of Sin) by Zhangke Jia
Award for Best Actress: Bérénice Béjo in Le Passé (The Past) by Asghar Farhadi
Award for Best Actor: Bruce Dern in Nebraska by Alexander Payne
Camera d’Or: Ilo Ilo by Anthony Chen
Best Short Film: Safe by Moon Byoung-gon
Special Mention – Ex-aequo:
Hvalfjordur (Whale Valley / Le Fjord des Baleines) by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
37°4 S by Adriano Valerio
UN CERTAIN REGARD
Un Certain Regard Prize: The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh
Jury Prize: Omar by Hany Abu-Assad
Directing Prize: Alain Guiraudie for Stranger by the Lake
A Certain Talent Prize: For the ensemble cast of La Juala de Oro by Diego Quemada-Diez
Avenir Prize: Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler
First Prize: Needle directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA)
Second Prize: Waiting for the Thaw (En attendant le dégel) directed by Sarah Hirtt (INSAS, Belgium)
Third Prize ex-aequo: În Acvariu (In the Fishbowl) directed by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu (UNATC, Romania)
Joint Third Prize: Pandy (Pandas) directed by Matúš Vizár (FAMU, Czech Republic)
So this year’s winner of the most coveted Palm d’Or is French, and it was with great emotion and to thunderous applause that the director thanked the jury and the Cannes Film Festival.
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Watch two clips from Blue Is the Warmest Colour here: