‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ Wins Palme d’Or (with Complete List of Winners, including ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ and ‘Nebraska’)
The Cannes Film Festival is arguably the biggest film festival in the world. If it’s not number 1, it’s certainly in the top 3. That makes the Palme d’Or, which goes to the best film in competition, the most highly regarded. The past two years, the divisive The Tree of Life (by Terrence Malick) and the painfully sad Amour (by Michael Haneke) have taken home the prize.
This year it goes to a lesbian coming-of-age film out of France. The movie, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, is titled Blue is the Warmest Color. The film currently doesn’t have a release date in the U.S. but that is sure to change soon.
Other winners included the upcoming American releases Inside Llewyn Davis (Grand Prix), Nebraska (Best Actor – Bruce Dern), and Fruitvale Station (Avenir Prize – a.k.a. Best First Film).
Below is a complete list of the winners:
Palme d’Or: Abdellatif Kechiche, Blue Is The Warmest Color
Grand Prix: Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis
Best Director: Amat Escalante, Heli
Best Screenplay: Jia Zhangke, A Touch of Sin
Best Actress: Berenice Bejo, The Past
Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Jury Prize: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Like Father, Like Son
Camera d’Or: Anthony Chen, Ilo Ilo
In the Un Certain Regard sidebar, the winners included:
Prize of Un Certain Regard: Rithy Panh, The Missing Picture
Jury Prize: Hany Abu-Assad, Omar
Directing Prize: Alain Guiraudie, Stranger by the Lake
A Certain Talent Prize: The ensemble cast of La Jaula de Oro
Avenir Prize: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
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