Blue Is The Warmest Colour wins the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2013
Blue Is The Warmest Colour has been awarded the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2013. Abdellatif Kechiche’s three-hour drama examines the relationship between two students, played by Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux. Based on a graphic novel, it was one of the most talked about films of the fest, not only for its heartfelt story and naturalistic performances, but also for its extremely graphic sex scenes. The Coen brothers’ celebrated Inside Llewyn Davis scored the Grand Prix, and Bruce Dern and Bérénice Bejo took home the Actor and Actor prizes. The full list of winners is as follows: FEATURE FILMS Palme d’Or La Vie D’Adèle – Chapitre 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) by Abdellatif Kechiche 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 Jia Zhangke for Tian Zhu Ding (A Touch Of Sin) Award for Best Actress Bérénice Bejo in Le Passé (The Past) by Asghar Farhadi Award for Best Actor Bruce Dern in Nebraska by Alexander Payne SHORT FILMS Palme d’Or Safe by Moon Byoung-gon Special Mention – Ex-aequo Hvalfjordur (Whale Valley) by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson 37°4 S by Adriano Valerio CAMERA D’OR Ilo Ilo by Anthony Chen presented in the Directors’ Fortnight Steven Spielberg presided over the jury at the 66th Festival de Cannes.
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