Blue Is The Warmest Color Takes Top Prize As Cannes Reveals Its 2013 Awards

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As this year’s Cannes Film Festival comes to a close, history is once again made on the Croisette.

This year’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, has been awarded to Abdellatif Kechiche, the second female recipient of the award, for her film La Vie D’Adee – Chapitre 1 & 2, aka Blue Is The Warmest Color. Honors, for the first time ever, are shared between the filmmaker and her two leads, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux.

Sundance Selects picked up the rights to the film last week, and while this year’s slate was admittedly (based on reception from those there), a down year, the buzz behind this picture is deafening. Runner up, the Grand Prix award, goes to Joel and Ethan Coen for Inside Llewyn Davis, and Amat Escalante takes Best Director honors for the film Heli, with actress Berenice Bejo marking one of the least shocking wins this year, taking home Best Actress for The Past.

Again, buzz surrounding this year’s slate has been oddly muted, but those that have been able to break out have really seemed to hit hard with those that were able to check them out. Blue is obviously the biggest picture to come out of the festival this year, and thankfully, with Sundance Selects behind it, we’ll be able to actually see the film. Here’s the full list of winners.

2013 FESTIVAL DE CANNES WINNERS:

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”

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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)

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