Blue is the Warmest Color Takes Top Honors at Cannes 2013
French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche’s coming-of-age tale, Blue is the Warmest Color, took home the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen brothers’ latest film, captured audiences and won the Grand Prix.
The historic film festival, which was founded in 1946, is held every year in Cannes, France and took place this month from May 15 to May 26. This year’s President of the Jury was director Steven Spielberg who was joined by some of the biggest movie stars in the world. Notable attendees who debuted their film at Cannes include Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Christoph Waltz, Marion Cotillard and pretty much all of the Victoria Secret Angels.
The Palme d’Or, which means Golden Palm in French, has been awarded to films such as Apocalypse Now (1979), Pulp Fiction (1994) and The Tree of Life, (2011). This year’s winner, Blue is the Warmest Color, won by unanimous decision.
Here’s the list of all the winners at this years festival.
Palme d’Or: Blue is the Warmest Color, Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Grand Prix: Inside Llewyn Davis, Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Prix de la Mise en Scene (best director): Amat Escalante, Heli
Prix du Scenario (best screenplay): A Touch of Sin, Writer: Jia Zhangke
Camera d’Or (best first feature): Ilo Ilo, Director: Anthony Chen
Prix du Jury (jury prize): Like Father, Like Son, Director: Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Prix d’interpretation feminine (best actress): Berenice Bejo, The Past
Prix d’interpretation masculine (best actor): Bruce Dern, Nebraska
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