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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL



One of the grandest film events of the year has now wrapped as the Cannes Film Festival lauded its attendants with lavish ceremony presided over by Audrey Tautou. The jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, and consisting of Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee, Christoph Waltz, and others, handed out the awards for the festival's 20 films. The Great Gatsby screened out of competition to open the festival. The Bling Ring opened the Un Certain Regard portion of the festival. Films such as Only God Forgives, Nebraska, Inside Llewyn Davis, and The Immigrant played in competition. After the closing ceremony, the invitation-only crowd was shown the closing film Zulu, followed by a private beachside dinner.

Here's a look at which films walked away with prizes. Recently, the festival's Palme d'Or winner has gone on to compete for Best Picture at the Academy Awards (with The Artist winning both).

Palme d'Or: Blue Is the Warmest Color, Abdellatif Kechiche

Blue Is the Warmest Color director Abdellatif Kechiche
and the film's stars Adele Exarchopoulos and
Lea Seydoux with the Palme d'Or.
Grand Prix: Inside Llewyn Davis, Coen Brothers

Best Director: Amat Escalante, Heli

Best Screenplay: Jia Zhangke, A Touch of Sin

Best Actress: Berenice Bejo, The Past

Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Jury Prize: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Like Father, Like Son

Camera d'Or: Anthony Chen, Ilo Ilo


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