Monday, May 27, 2013

The Cannes Film Fest Honors One of Their own – ‘La vie d'Adèle’

The 2013 Cannes Film Fest in Paris is now history, but some of the films have left their mark. Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee (jury president) and Christopher Waltz were among the Cannes Film Fest Jury.

The local filmmakers and film lovers were cheering a hometown director and his cast for a movie with a French title that took the top award at the Finale (Sunday, May 26th) at the Cannes Film Fest.

Courtesy The Cannes Film Festival
"Blue Is the Warmest Color," or in French "La vie d'Adèle," earned the Palme d'Or on Sunday at one of the most talked about and prestigious film festivals as it wrapped up this weekend.  Film Director Abdellatif Kechiche and actors Léa Seydoux ("Midnight in Paris"; "Inglourious Basterds") and Adèle Exarchopoulos earned the Palme.

Abdellatif Kechiche
Kechiche's three-hour French flick is about a powerful romance between two young lesbians, one that many are saying has a lot of drama and a tear jerker at times.
The Grand Prix went to the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."  Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, the movie is about a rising folk singer who goes by Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) as struggles through the folk music challenge in Greenwich Village during the 1960s. It stars John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund.
About the Cannes Film Festival:
The International Film Festival was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival.
The first edition of the Festival was originally set to be held in Cannes in 1939 under the presidency of Louis Lumière. However, it was not until over a year after the war ended that it finally took place, on 20 September 1946. It was subsequently held every September – except in 1948 and 1950 – and then every May from 1952 onwards.

The Festival de Cannes, which is managed by a Board of Directors, was registered as an “Association loi de 1901” (or non-profit association in France) in 1972.

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