Sunday, May 26, 2013
Audrey Tautou hosted Uma Thurman on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to the best film among the 20 in Competition. The winner this year was La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2" (Blue is the Warmest Colour) by Abdellatif Kechiche. The film is a lesbian love story, and many consider it an appropriate choice especially in light of France's legalization of gay marriage this week.
Jérôme Salle’s Zulu starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, was screened at the end of the ceremony.
LA VIE D’ADÈLE - CHAPITRE 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) by Abdellatif KECHICHE
with Adèle EXARCHOPOULOS & Léa SEYDOUX
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS by Ethan COEN and Joel COEN
Award for Best Director
Amat ESCALANTE for HELI
SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU (Like Father, Like Son / Tel Père, Tel Fils) by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
Award for Best Screenplay
JIA Zhangke for TIAN ZHU DING (A Touch Of Sin)
Award for Best Actress
Bérénice BEJO in LE PASSÉ (The Past) by Asghar FARHADI
Award for Best Actor
Bruce DERN in NEBRASKA by Alexander PAYNE
SAFE by MOON Byoung-gon
Special Mention - Ex-aequo:
HVALFJORDUR (Whale Valley / Le Fjord des Baleines) by Gudmundur Arnar GUDMUNDSSON
37°4 S by Adriano VALERIO
ILO ILO by Anthony CHEN presented in the Directors' Fortnight
The Jury of the CST has awarded the "PRIX VULCAIN DE L’ARTISTE-TECHNICIEN" to:
Antoine HEBERLÉ, director of photography for the film GRIGRIS (directed by Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN), for a result showing remarkable finesse and humility, with the sole intention of serving the film, in conditions that we imagine were very difficult.
Un Certain Regard 2013 presented in his competition 17 films hailing from 15 different countries. 6 of the works were first films.The Bling Ring directed by Sofia Coppola opened the program out of competition. Under the presidency of Thomas VINTERBERG (director - Denmark), the Jury was comprised of ZHANG Ziyi (actress - China), Ludivine SAGNIER (actress - France), Ilda SANTIAGO (Head of Festival do Rio - Brazil) and Enrique GONZALEZ MACHO (producer, distributor, exhibitor - Spain).
“Dear Thierry, dear Gilles Jacob, dear Cannes Film Festival,
Thank you for giving us the responsibility of choosing and celebrating films from a very powerful Certain Regard selection 2013.
It is a great honor for us, and the selection has been outstanding in many ways.
One of the finest achievements in filmmaking is to create unforgettable moments - moments that stay with us - as a collective memory - as a collective mirror of our existence.
Clay figures, extreme beauty, violence, homosexual blow jobs, systematic humiliation of the human kind, Léa Seydoux’s legs, great Brando imitations are just some of the unique images that will follow us for a while.
This selection was insistingly unsentimental, and still poetic. It was political, highly original, sometimes disturbing, diverse and first of all, very often - unforgettable.
I once again thank you Thierry, for sharing such a fine extract of the best movies around, with all of us.”
- Thomas VINTERBERG
PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD
THE MISSING PICTURE by Rithy PANH
OMAR by Hany ABU-ASSAD
Alain GUIRAUDIE for STRANGER BY THE LAKE
A CERTAIN TALENT PRIZE
For the ensemble cast of LA JAULA DE ORO by Diego QUEMADA-DIEZ
FRUITVALE STATION by Ryan COOGLER
The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Jane Campion and including Maji-da Abdi, Nicoletta Braschi, Nandita Das and Semih Kaplanoğlu, has awarded the 2013 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.
The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of nearly 1 550 entries coming from 277 film schools around the world.
“The Jury were unanimous in their choice for the awarded films and want to congratulate the filmmakers for the excellence and maturity of their cinematic voices.”
NEEDLE directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
WAITING FOR THE THAW (En attendant le dégel) directed by Sarah Hirtt
Third Prize ex-aequo
ÎN ACVARIU (In the Fishbowl) directed by Tudor Cristian JURGIU
PANDY (Pandas) directed by Matúš VIZÁR
FAMU, Czech Republic
The awarded films will receive €15,000 for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.
The First Prize winner is also guaranteed that his first feature film will be presented at the Festival de Cannes.