All eyes were on the Cannes Film Festival overnight, as they announced the big winners of this year’s festival.
The overarching prize for Best Film – the Palme d’Or – was awarded to the breath-taking French drama Blue is the Wamest Colour, which tells the tale of the torrid affair between two young women from beginning to end.
In a Festival first the prize was awarded to not only the director Abdellatif Kechiche, but also to the two lead actresses Ad√®le Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, making them the only other women to have won the Palme d’Or since Jane Campion in 1993 (for The Piano).
The Grand Prix runner-up prize went to the Coen brothers for their 1960s folk-music film Inside Llewyn Davis, while Best Actor went to Bruce Dern for Alexander Payne’s Nebraska and Best Actress to Berenice Bejo for Asghar Farhadi’s The Past.
The films were judged by a jury headed by Steven Spielberg, and including Nicole Kidman and director Lynne Ramsay. Check out the full winners list below.
2013 FESTIVAL DE CANNES WINNERS:
LA VIE D’AD√àLE – CHAPITRE 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Color) by Abdellatif KECHICHE
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS by Ethan COEN, Joel COEN
PRIX DE LA MISE EN SCEN (BEST DIRECTOR):
Amat ESCALANTE for “HELI”
PRIX DU SCENARIO (BEST SCREENPLAY):
JIA Zhangke for “TIAN ZHU DING” (“A Touch Of Sin”)
CAMERA D’OR (BEST FIRST FEATURE):
“ILO ILO,” Director: Anthony CHEN
PRIX DU JURY (JURY PRIZE):
“LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON” by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
PRIX D’INTERPRETATION FEMININE (BEST ACTRESS):
Berenice Bejo, “THE PAST”
PRIX D’INTERPRETATION MASCULINE (BEST ACTOR):
Bruce Dern, “NEBRASKA”
PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD
THE MISSING PICTURE by Rithy PANH
JURY PRIZE – UN CERTAIN REGARD
OMAR by Hany ABU-ASSAD
DIRECTING PRIZE – UN CERTAIN REGARD
Alain GUIRAUDIE for STRANGER BY THE LAKE
A CERTAIN TALENT PRIZE – UN CERTAIN REGARD
For the ensemble cast of LA JAULA DE ORO by Diego QUEMADA-DIEZ
AVENIR PRIZE – UN CERTAIN REGARD
FRUITVALE STATION by Ryan COOGLER
FIPRESCI PRIZE – COMPETITION PRIZE
Blue Is The Warmest Color (La vie d’Ad√®le ‚Äî Chapitre 1 & 2) by Abdellatif Kechiche (France, 2013)
FIPRESCI PRIZE – UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE
Manuscripts Don’t Burn (Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisvosand) by Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran, 2013)
FIPRESCI PRIZE – PARALLEL SECTION
Blue Ruin by Jeremy Saulnier (USA, 2013), shown in the Directors’ Fortnight.
ECUMENICAL JURY PRIZE
LE PASS√â/The Past de Asghar Farhadi (Compétition Officielle)
ECUMENICAL JURY PRIZE – SPECIAL MENTION
SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU (TEL P√àRE, TEL FILS)/Like Father Like Son de Hirokazu Kore-eda (Compétition officielle)
MIELE de Valeria Golino (Un Certain Regard)