Abdellatif Kechiche’s sexually explicit young French lesbians in love drama “Blue is the Warmest Color” took the top prize of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival a few hours ago.
The Coen brothers “Inside Llewyn Davis” slid in just behind with the runner-up honor of the Grand Prize, Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s “Like Father, Like Son” took the Jury Prize, and Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh’s claymation documentary “The Missing Picture” scored the Un Certain Regard prize.
Bruce Dern’s performance in Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” won Best Actor, while Berenice Bejo took Best Actress for Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past”.
Mexican filmmaker Amat Escalante won Best Director for the ultra violent “Heli,” Zhangke Jia’s script for “A Touch Of Sin” won Best Screenplay, and Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo” took the Camera d’Or (best first feature).
Byoung-Gon Moon’s “Safe” took the Best Short Film honor, with Adriano Valerio’s “37’4 S” and Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson’s “Whale Valley” scoring special mentions.