Blue Is The Warmest Colour has been awarded the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2013.
Abdellatif Kechiche's three-hour drama examines the relationship between two students, played by Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux. Based on a graphic novel, it was one of the most talked about films of the fest, not only for its heartfelt story and naturalistic performances, but also for its extremely graphic sex scenes.
The Coen brothers' celebrated Inside Llewyn Davis scored the Grand Prix, and Bruce Dern and Bérénice Bejo took home the Actor and Actor prizes.
The full list of winners is as follows:
La Vie D’Adèle - Chapitre 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) by Abdellatif Kechiche
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) 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) by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
37°4 S by Adriano Valerio
Ilo Ilo by Anthony Chen presented in the Directors' Fortnight
Steven Spielberg presided over the jury at the 66th Festival de Cannes.