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Blue Is The Warmest Colour wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2013

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:


Palme d'Or

La Vie D’Adèle - Chapitre 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) by Abdellatif Kechiche

Grand Prix

Inside Llewyn Davis by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

Award for Best Director

Amat Escalante for Heli

Jury Prize

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


Palme d'Or

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.

Matt Maytum
Matt Maytum

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar.