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‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ and Latest Coen Brothers Film Win Top Honors at 2013 Cannes Film Festival

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Three-hour lesbian drama Blue is the Warmest Color was announced the winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, a choice that many foresaw as likely but not a sure thing. The jury that awarded the honor was led by Steven Spielberg and also included Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee, Christoph Waltz and Lynne Ramsay. For the second place Grand Prix winner, they picked the latest from the Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, while for Jury Prize (considered the third biggest deal) they chose Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s Like Father, Like Son.

Like Father, Like Son was also recipient of an honorable mention from the Christian-based Ecumenical Jury, whose top prize went to The Past — the star of which, Bérénice Bejo, was named Best Actress by the main Cannes jury. Blue is the Warmest Color also earned multiple honors from the fest, taking the critic choice FIPRESCI Award for the In Competition category. The biggest surprise of today’s announcement seems to be Spielberg and Co.’s naming of Bruce Dern as Best Actor for the new film from Alexander Payne, Nebraska.

After the jump, you can find a full list of main jury winners (from the festival website) and other honorees announced over the weekend accompanied by links to our review of the film where available.

blue posterIN COMPETITION

PALME D’OR

Blue is the Warmest Color by Abdellatif Kechiche

Review Here

GRAND PRIX

Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel and Ethan Coen

Review Here

BEST DIRECTOR

Amat Escalante for Heli

Review Here

JURY PRIZE

Like Father, Like Son by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Review Here

BEST ACTOR

Bruce Dern for Nebraska

BEST ACTRESS

Bérénice Bejo for The Past

Review Here

BEST SCREENPLAY

Jia Zhangke for A Touch of Sin

Review Here

PALME D’OR (SHORT FILM)

Safe by Moon Byoung-gon

CAMERA D’OR (BEST DEBUT FEATURE)

Ilo Ilo by Anthony Chen

 

missing-picture_posterUN CERTAIN REGARD

PRIX UN CERTAIN REGARD

The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Omar by Hany Abu-Assad

BEST DIRECTOR

Alain Guiraudie, Stranger by the Lake

Review Here

TALENT AWARD

Ensemble cast of La Jaula de Oro

AVENIR FUTURE AWARD (PRIZE OF THE FUTURE)

Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler

Review Here

 

FIPRESCI AWARDS

COMPETITION

Blue is the Warmest Colour by Abdellatif Kechiche

Review Here

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Manuscripts Don’t Burn by Mohammad Rasoulof

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT OR CRITICS’ WEEK

Blue Ruin by Jeremie Saulnier

 

le-passe-past-posterECUMENICAL JURY AWARDS

ECUMENICAL JURY PRIZE

The Past by Asghar Farhadi

Review Here

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Like Father, Like Son by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Review Here

Miele by Valeria Golino

Review Here

 

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT (QUINZAINE REALISATEURS)

ART CINEMA AWARD

Me, Myelf and Mum by Guillaume Gallienne

SACD AWARD (BEST FRENCH FILM)

Me, Myelf and Mum by Guillaume Gallienne

SACD SPECIAL MENTION

Tip Top by Serge Bozon

EUROPEAN CINEMAS LABEL AWARD (BEST EUROPEAN FILM)

The Selfish Giant by Cio Barnard

PRIX ILLY DU COURT METRAGE (BEST SHORT FILM)

A Wild Goose Chase by João Nicolau

PRIX ILLY DU COURT METRAGE HONORABLE MENTION

About a Month by André Novais Oliveira

 

2926351966d7544588-salvoCRITICS’ WEEK

GRAND PRIZE

Salvo by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza

SPECIAL MENTION

Los Duenos Agustin Toscano and Ezequiel Radusky

VISIONARY AWARD

Salvo by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza

BEST SCREENPLAY

Le Demantlement by Sebastien Pilote

 

QUEER PALME

Stranger by the Lake by Alain Guiraudie

Review Here

 

 

We’re wrapping up our own Cannes work. Our incredibly prolific critic, Shaun, is continuing with the individual reviews of all the In Contention titles and then he will be giving us a Best Of list soon. Stay tuned.

Complete Cannes 2013 Coverage

Rather than a reject, Christopher Campbell is a film school dropout. But he has since gotten a master’s degree in cinema studies and has been blogging about movies since 2005. Earlier, he reviewed films for a zine (a what?) that you could buy at Tower Records (a what?). He is married with two children.

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