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.