This year’s ten day celluloid celebration of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival came to its habitual cliffhanger ending with the award winners announced by the special jury made up of Daniel Auteuil, Vidya Balan, Naomi Kawase, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee, Cristian Mungiu, Lynne Ramsay, Christoph Waltz, headed up by Steven Spielberg. Lesbian drama La vie d’Adèle (Blue is the Warmest Color) won the coveted Palme d’Or whilst the film’s director, Abdellatif Kechiche, and the two leading ladies, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, all received Palme d’Or recognition, the first time achieved by a single film in Cannes history. They also now accompany Jane Campion, 1993 Palme d’Or winner for The Piano, who, to date, was the only female to have won said award.
The Coen Brothers‘ latest offering, Inside Llewyn Davis, earned the runner-up Grand Prix, whilst Hirokazu Koreeda’s Like Father, Like Son won the third-place Prix du Jury. Alexander Payne‘s Nebraska earned Bruce Dern the Best Actor award whilst Bérénice Bejo took home the Best Actress award for The Past.
Below is a list of the Palme d’Or winners including awards for the Un Certain Regard category, FIPRESCI honours and Ecumenical Jury special mentions:
PALME D’OR: LA VIE D’ADÈLE – CHAPITRE 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Color) by Abdellatif KECHICHE
GRAND PRIX: 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’Adèle — 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 PASSÉ/The Past de Asghar Farhadi (Compétition Officielle)
ECUMENICAL JURY PRIZE – SPECIAL MENTION: SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU (TEL PÈRE, TEL FILS)/Like Father Like Son de Hirokazu Kore-eda (Compétition officielle) MIELE de Valeria Golino (Un Certain Regard)
Keeping the Cannes spirit alive you can watch Steven Sodebergh’s Behind the Candelabra which premieres tonight on HBO starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. The film will go on to receive a UK release in cinemas on the 7th of June and we’ll leave you with the trailer.