Meet the Cannes 2013 Winners
Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele has
landed the top prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Kechiche and his
leads, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux, collected the Palme
d'Or in France during the event's closing ceremony on Sunday (26 May).
The movie tells
the story of a 15-year-old who falls in love with an older woman, and
Steven Spielberg, who headed the jury, said, "The
film is a great love story that made us all feel privileged to be invited to
see this story of deep love and deep heartbreak. The director didn't put any
constraints on the narrative."
Davis, by Joel and Ethan Coen, was also a big winner after landing the
prestigious Grand Prix, while The Artist star Berenice Bejo nabbed Best Actress
for her role in The Past. Bruce Dern earned Best Actor for his turn in
filmmaker Amat Escalante was named Best Director for his drama Heli, while
Kore-eda Hirokazu's Like Father, Like Son received the Jury Prize. Anthony Chen
won the Camera d'Or for Best First Feature thanks to his Ilo Ilo.