Monday, May 27, 2013


"La Vie A'Dele" (Blue Is The Warmest Color), the controversial film by Abdellatif Kechiche received the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Léa Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos (who were each also honored with the prize along with the film) star as teenage girls who fall in love and the complications that come with that. The three-hour long film created some serious buzz due to it's lengthy explicit lesbian sex scene but the jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, looked past that to honor this film. "Inside Llewyn Davis", the latest by the Coen Brothers took home the Grand Prix, a runner-up prize for best film.

Here is the list of winners from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival:

Palme d'Or: "La Vie A'Dele" (Blue is the Warmest Color)

Grand Prix: "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Prix du Jury (Jury Prize): "Like Father, Like Son,"

Prix de la Mise en Scene (Best Director): Amat Escalante, "Heli"

Prix du Scenario (Best Screenplay): Jia Zhangke, "Tian Zhu Ding"(A Touch of Sin)

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature): "Ilo Ilo,"

Prix d'interpretation masculine (Best Actor): Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"

Prix d'interpretation feminine (Best Actress): Berenice Bejo, "La Passe" (The Past)