Sunday, May 26, 2013

‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ won the Palm d’or in the 66th Caanes Film Festival

 The Jury of the 66th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Steven Spielberg, announced the prizes winners during the Closing Ceremony on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière. The Palme d’or for the best film among the twenty in competition went to Abdellatif Kechiche for his film la VIE D’ADÈLE - CHAPITRE 1 & 2(Blue is the Warmest Colour) . Other prizes: Grand Prix went to ‘ Inside Llewyn Davis by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Amat Escalante won award for Best Director for  the film  ‘ Heli ’ .  Kore-Eda Hirokazu received the Jury Prize for the film ‘Like Father like Son’.Award for Best Screenplay was given to Jia Zhangke for ‘A Touch Of Sin’ .Award for Best Actress--Bérénice Bejo in The Past by Asghar Farhadi. Award for Best Actor--Bruce Dern in ‘Nbraska’ by Alexander Payne.
Short Films
Palme d'Or :Safe by Moon Byoung-gon
 Special Mention in the category- ‘White Valley by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson and ‘37°4 S by Adriano Valerio.
Camera d'or :Ilo Ilo by Anthony Chen has been presented in the Directors' Fortnight.
The Jury of the CST has awarded the Vulcan Award of the technical artist to: Antoine Heberlé, director of photography for the film Grigris (directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun), for a result showing remarkable finesse and humility, with the sole intention of serving the film, in conditions that we imagine were very difficult. 
Jérôme Salle’s Zulu starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, was screened at the end of the ceremony.

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