Thursday, May 30, 2024

Cannes Prizes Go to Lesbian Love Story, Coens, Bruce Dern, Berenice Bejo


The 2013 Cannes jurors have spoken. “Blue is the Warmest Colour,” a lesbian love story nearly three hours long with scenes of graphic sex, won the Palme D’Or. “Inside Llewyn Davis,” from the Coen brothers, won the Grand Prix. Bruce Dern and Berenice Bejo won Best Actor and Actress respectively. “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Nebraska” are set up as major Oscar contenders now. This may knock out the chances for Robert Redford’s “All Is Lost” because just so many of these films are going to make it to the finish line. Cannes 2013 is hereby declared over.


Palme d’Or: La Vie d’Adele

Grand Prix: Coens — “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Director: Amat Escalante “Heli”

Jury prize: Like Father Like Son

Actor:  Bruce Dern

Actress: Berenice Bejo

Screenplay: A Touch of Sin

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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