Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cannes Awards the Palm d'ore La Vie D’Adele – Chapitire 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Colour)

Today the Cannes jury led by Steven Spielberg completed the awards process by naming the French language film La Vie D’Adele – Chapitire 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Colour).   The film was directed and written by Abdellatif Kechiche.  

There was a lot of stiff competition at the festival this year, and most of the reviews from the films were pretty glowing.  Based on the review, and pedigree I am most excited about three films which took home other honors.  At the top of my viewing list is Inside Lleywn Davis, from the Coen Brothers, I have not met a film of theirs I did not love, and with this taking them down a different path I am excited.  Le Passe (The Past) from Asghar Farhadi who directed the brilliant Iranian film A Separation. Le Passe took home the Best Actress award for Berenice Bejo a Supporting Actress nominee for the the Oscar winning film The Artist.  The last film on my list is the Alexander Payne film Nebraska.  I was not in love with the The Descendants, but this film looks to go down a slightly different path, so I have hope.  Bruce Dern won the actor prize for Nebraska.  The rest of the winners are listed below.

  • Palme d’or: La Vie D’Adele – Chapitire 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) by Abdellatif Kechiche
  • Grand Prix (Second Place): Inside Lleywn Davis by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Prix du Jury/Jury Prize: Soshite  Chichi Ni Naru (Like Father, Like Son / Tel Père, Tel Fils) by Kore-Eda Hirokazu
  • Prix de la Mise en Scène/Best Director Award: Amat Escalante for Heli
  • Best performance by an actor: Bruce Dern – Nebraska by Alexander Payne
  • Best performance by an actress: Bérénice Bejo – Le Passe (The Past) by Asghar Farhadi 
  • Prix du scénario/ Best screenplay: Jia Zhangke for Tian Zhu Ding (A Touch Of Sin)
  • Palme d’or du Court Métrage/Palme d’or for Best Short Film: Safe by Moon Byoung-gon
  • Court Métrage Special Mention: 37°4 S by Adriano Valerio
  • Court Métrage Special Mention: Hvalfjordour  (Whale Valley / Le Fjord des Baleines) by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson 

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