Home Cannes Film Festival 2013 Day 12 – Congratulations to the Award Winners!

Day 12 – Congratulations to the Award Winners!


Oh sob. I hate it when the Film Festival ends. You know this becomes your life, your world. And it’s fascinating. You’re interviewing creative people at the peak of their careers who are living their lives to the full, who are not too scared to follow their dreams. And you’re watching movies about life. Life. What could be better?

A. Kechiche, A. Exarchopoulos, L.Seydoux © FDC / LOB
A. Kechiche, A. Exarchopoulos, L.Seydoux © FDC / LOB

And so today it all ended. And now we have to wait another year for this enchanting wonderful world of the Cannes Film Festival.

Congratulations to all those who won awards, and all those who participated.

Bruce Dern won  best actor award for Nebraska.

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ won the Grand Prix. Oscar Isaac (the amazing actor in the movie) said afterwards:

“The film revolves around my character but it was the Coen brothers who created its narrative dimension. There are two of them but it’s like they had a single brain which was in many places at the same time. As a result, I just did whatever either of them had said to me last.”

Amat Escamante won Best Director for Heli and Berenice Benjo won  Best Female Actress for Le Passe (The Past).

She said: “I’m really surprised and I want in particular to thank Asghar Farhadi because this prize is linked to him. He’s a director who knows so well how to watch actors, and how to tell stories. I look to him. It’s inconceivable that this prize is just for me because without him and the film team, I’d be nothing.”

The Palm D’or was awarded to La Vie l’Adele – chapitre 1 & 2.

Farewell beautiful Cannes. We’ll be back!

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Jenni is the co-founder and chief editor of SAPeople.com, co-author of The Expat Confessions and co-parent of three gorgeous daughters. After graduating, she worked as a TV producer, political researcher and journalist in South Africa, before moving to London to interview movie stars for international magazines and to tackle British teen angst for London Weekend Television. She has also lived in Australia, and currently lives in France. Jenni is happiest paddle boarding on the Med or sipping rooibos in the bush in Africa. Contact jen@sapeople.com