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The 2013 Cannes film festival announced the winners of its main awards on Sunday at the end of 12 days of movie premieres on the French Riviera.

Following is a list of winners at the 66th Cannes festival, the world's largest cinema showcase:

  • Palme d'Or (Best Film) - "La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2" (Blue is the Warmest Colour) by Abdellatif Kechiche (France)
  • Grand Prix (Runner-up) - "Inside Llewyn Davis" by Ethan and Joel Coen (U.S.)
  • Jury Prize (Third Prize) - "Soshite Chichi Ni Naru" (Like Father, Like Son) by Kore-Eda Hirokazu (Japan)
  • Camera d'Or (Debut Film) - "Ilo Ilo" by Anthony Chen (Singapore)
  • Best Director - "Heli" by Amat Escalante (Mexico)
  • Best Screenplay - "Tian Zhu Ding" (A Touch of Sin) by Jia Zhangke (China)
  • Best Actress - Berenice Bejo in "Le Passe" (The Past) (France)
  • Best Actor - Bruce Dern in "Nebraska" (U.S.)
  • Short Film "Safe" by Moon Byoung-Gon (South Korea)

Official Selection

  • The Great Gatsby

    Opening Film

    Directed by Baz Luhrmann
    United States
    Running time: 2:22

  • Un château en Italie

    In Competition

    Directed by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
    Running time: 1:44

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    In Competition

    Directed by Joel et Ethan Coen
    United States
    Running time: 1:45

  • Michael Kohlhaas

    In Competition

    Directed by Arnaud des Pallières
    France, Germany
    Running time: 2:01

  • Jimmy P. (Psychothérapie d'un Indien des plaines)

    In Competition

    Directed by Arnaud Desplechin
    Running time: 1:54

  • Heli

    In Competition

    Directed by Amat Escalante
    Running time: 1:45

  • Le Passé

    In Competition

    Directed by Asghar Farhadi
    Iran, France
    Running time: 2:10

  • The Immigrant

    In Competition

    Directed by James Grayk
    United States
    Running time: 1:59

  • Grigris

    In Competition

    Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
    Running time: 1:41

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    In Competition

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch
    United States
    Running time: 2:02

  • Tian Zhu Ding

    In Competition

    Directed by Jia Zhangke
    Running time: 2:13

  • La Vie d'Adèle

    In Competition

    Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
    Running time: 2:59

  • Soshite Chichi Ni Naru

    In Competition

    Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Running time: 2 hours

  • Wara no Tate

    In Competition

    Directed by Takashi Miike
    Running time: 2:05

  • Jeune et Jolie

    In Competition

    Directed by François Ozon
    Running time: 1:35

  • Nebraska

    In Competition

    Directed by Alexander Payne
    United States
    Running time: 1:50

  • La Vénus à la fourrure

    In Competition

    Directed by Roman Polanski
    Poland, France
    Running time: 1:36

  • Behind the Candelabra

    In Competition

    Directed by Steven Soderbergh
    United States
    Running time: 1.58

  • La grande bellezza

    In Competition

    Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
    Italy, France
    Running time: 2:22

  • Borgman

    In Competition

    Directed by Alex van Warmerdam
    Running time: 1:53

  • Only God Forgives

    In Competition

    Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
    Denmark, France
    Running time: 1:30

  • Zulu

    Closing film

    Directed by Jérôme Salle
    Running time: 1:30

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Did you know?

» Cannes indirectly has its roots anti-fascism

Filmmakers petitioned the French government to start a rival festival after the Venice Film Festival's top prize was jointly-awarded to a two-part German film called "Olympia", commissioned by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels to document Nazi successes at the 1938 Berlin Olympics; and "Luciano Serra, Pilota", made under the supervision of Vittorio Mussolini - the son of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The clear favourite to win had been Jean Renoir's "La Grande Illusion".

» It could have been the Biarritz Film Festival

Several locations were considered before the contenders were whittled down to to either Biarritz on the Atlantic coast or Cannes on the Mediterranean. Cannes agreed to stump up the money for a dedicated venue. Though officially the city was chosen because it is a "sunny and enchanting location".

» World War II, the Cannes festival on hold

Troops of Nazi Germany’s Third Reich invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 – the day the festival was due to start. The film event was suspended for the duration of the Second World War, starting up again on September 20, 1946.

» Financial trip-ups and triumphs

After what was regarded as a success in its first year in 1947, the 1948 and 1950 Cannes Film Festivals were cancelled due to a lack of funds. However, 1949 did see building work start on the dedicated venue. The Palais Croisette was completed in 1952 and was the festival's home for 30 years.

» Cannes jumps to Spring

From 1951 onwards the festival was to be held in Spring rather than in September. For the first year in its new slot, the festival dates were April 3-20.

» To tree or not to tree?

Parisian jeweller Suzanne Lazon came up with the idea in 1954 that awards should incorporate a palm leaf because the palm tree is an icon of the city of Cannes. The top prize, known as the Grand Prix, was renamed the Palme d'Or the following year.

» May ’68 and unrest reaches the Croisette

In 1968 France found itself embroiled in the worst social unrest since the war. While barricades were being set up in Paris, the turmoil also reached the Côte d’Azur: students stormed the screening rooms, film-makers took the side of the protesters and members of the jury staged a walk-out. As a result the organisers canned Cannes ’68.

» Only one woman winner

In 1993, New Zealand film-maker Jane Campion received the Palme d’Or for ‘The Piano’. It was the first – and remains the only – time that a woman has been awarded Cannes’ top prize.

» Double-winners

Seven film directors have been awarded the Palme d’Or twice::

  • Francis Ford Coppola: The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (joint winner) (1979)
  • Shōhei Imamura: The Ballad of Narayama (1983) and The Eel (joint winner) (1997)
  • Emir Kusturica: When Father was Away on Business (1985) and Underground (1995)
  • Bille August: Pelle the Conqueror (1988) and The Best Intentions (1992)
  • Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne: Rosetta (1999) and The Child (2005)
  • Michael Haneke: The White Ribbon (2009) et Amour (2012)

» A media-fest

In 1966, 700 journalists were given accreditation for the festival. In 2012 there were around 4,000. Cannes is also a window into the media zeitgeist: the first ‘web journalist’ was accredited in 1995. In 2012, there were 426 online-only media journalists covering the festival.

» La « Palme des Palmes »

To celebrate the festival’s 50th anniversary in 1997, a special prize was awarded to Ingmar Bergman. He was chosen for the “Palme des Palmes” (Palm of Palms) for his career’s work. A jury made up entirely of former Palme d’Or winners was assembled to pick the recipient. Ingmar Bergman was not present in person to take the award, which was collected by his daughter Linn.


66th Cannes Film Festival’s jury:

  • Steven Spielberg
    President of the jury
    United States
  • Christoph Waltz
  • Lynne Ramsay
    United Kingdom
  • Vidya Balan
  • Cristian Mungiu
  • Ang Lee
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Naomi Kawase
  • Daniel Auteuil