2013 Cannes Film Festival

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2013 Cannes Film Festival
2013 Cannes Film Festival poster.jpg
Official poster of the 66th Cannes Film Festival featuring a photo of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward during the shooting of the film A New Kind of Love
Opening film The Great Gatsby
Closing film Zulu
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Blue Is the Warmest Colour)
Hosted by Audrey Tautou
Number of films 20 (In Competition)
18 (Un Certain Regard)
9 (Short Film)
Festival date 15 May 2013 (2013-05-15) – 26 May 2013 (2013-05-26)
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The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival took place in Cannes, France, from 15 to 26 May 2013.[1] Steven Spielberg was the head of the jury for the main competition.[2] New Zealand film director Jane Campion was the head of the jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Film sections.[3] French actress Audrey Tautou hosted the opening and closing ceremonies.[4] Actress Kim Novak was named guest of honour and introduced a new restored version of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.[5]

The festival opened with The Great Gatsby,[6][7] directed by Baz Luhrmann and closed with Zulu, directed by Jérôme Salle.[8][9] The film poster for the festival featured Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward.[10] The Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola, opened the Un Certain Regard section.[11]

The French film Blue Is the Warmest Colour won the Palme d'Or. In an unprecedented move, the Jury decided to take "the exceptional step" of awarding the film's two main actresses, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, with the Palme d'Or along with the director.[12][13]

On the occasion of 100 Years of Indian Cinema, India was the Official Guest Country at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Seven indian feature films have been premiered among various sections on the occasion.[14][15][16] Actress Vidya Balan was one of the official Jury of the festival.[17] The first Incredible India Exhibition, a joint participation of the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Republic of India was inaugurated by Indian delegate Chiranjeevi.[18][19]

Official selection[edit]

Competition[edit]

The following films have been selected for the In Competition section:[20][21][22]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country/countries
Only God Forgives Only God Forgives Nicolas Winding Refn France, Denmark
Venus in Fur La Vénus à la fourrure Roman Polanski France
Inside Llewyn Davis Inside Llewyn Davis Joel and Ethan Coen United States
Borgman Borgman Alex van Warmerdam Netherlands
The Great Beauty La grande bellezza Paolo Sorrentino Italy, France
Behind the Candelabra Behind the Candelabra Steven Soderbergh United States
Nebraska Nebraska Alexander Payne United States
Young & Beautiful Jeune & Jolie François Ozon France
Blue Is the Warmest Colour La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitre 1 & 2 Abdellatif Kechiche France, Belgium, Spain
Shield of Straw Wara no Tate Takashi Miike Japan
Like Father, Like Son Soshite Chichi ni Naru Hirokazu Koreeda Japan
A Touch of Sin Tian zhu ding Jia Zhangke China
Grigris Grigris Mahamat Saleh Haroun Chad
The Immigrant The Immigrant James Gray United States
Heli Heli Amat Escalante Mexico
The Past Le Passé Asghar Farhadi France, Italy
Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian Arnaud Desplechin France
Michael Kohlhaas Michael Kohlhaas Arnaud des Pallières France, Germany
A Castle in Italy Un château en Italie Valeria Bruni Tedeschi France
Only Lovers Left Alive Only Lovers Left Alive Jim Jarmusch United Kingdom, Germany

Un Certain Regard[edit]

The following films have been selected in the Un Certain Regard section:[20]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country/countries
The Bling Ring The Bling Ring Sofia Coppola United States
Omar Omar Hany Abu-Assad Palestine
Death March Death March Adolfo Alix, Jr. Philippines
Fruitvale Station* Fruitvale Station Ryan Coogler United States
Bastards Les Salauds Claire Denis France
Norte, the End of History Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan Lav Diaz Philippines
As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying James Franco United States
Miele* Miele Valeria Golino Italy, France
Stranger by the Lake L'Inconnu du lac Alain Guiraudie France
Bends* Bends Flora Lau Hong Kong
The Missing Picture L'image manquante Rithy Panh Cambodia
The Golden Cage* La jaula de oro Diego Quemada-Diez Mexico
Manuscripts Don't Burn Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisoozand Mohammad Rasoulof Iran
Sarah Prefers to Run* Sarah préfère la course Chloé Robichaud Canada
Grand Central Grand Central Rebecca Zlotowski France
My Sweet Pepper Land My Sweet Pepper Land Huner Saleem France, Germany
Wakolda Wakolda Lucía Puenzo Argentina, Spain
Nothing Bad Can Happen* Tore tanzt Katrin Gebbe Germany

Out of Competition[edit]

The following films were selected to play out of competition:[20]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country/countries
Blood Ties Blood Ties Guillaume Canet France, United States
All Is Lost All Is Lost J. C. Chandor United States
The Last of the Unjust (fr/de) Le dernier des injustes Claude Lanzmann France
The Great Gatsby – opening film The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann United States
Zulu – closing film Zulu Jérôme Salle France
Gala Screening
English title Original title Director(s) Production country/countries
Bombay Talkies Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, and Dibakar Banerjee India
Midnight Screenings
English title Original title Director(s) Production country/countries
Monsoon Shootout* Amit Kumar India
Blind Detective 盲探 Johnnie To Hong Kong
Jerry Lewis Tribute
English title Original title Director(s) Production country/countries
Max Rose Max Rose Daniel Noah
Special Screenings
English title Original title Director(s) Production country/countries
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Stephen Frears
Stop the Pounding Heart Stop the Pounding Heart Roberto Minervini
Weekend of a Champion Week End of a Champion Frank Simon and Roman Polanski
Seduced and Abandoned Seduced and Abandoned James Toback
Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol.1 Return to the Class of Nuke 'Em High Lloyd Kaufman United States
Bite the Dust Otdat konci Taisia Igumentseva

Parallel sections[edit]

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

The line-up for the Directors' Fortnight was announced at a press conference on 23 April with the following films being selected.[23]

Feature films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
A Strange Course of Events A Strange Course of Events Raphaël Nadjari Israel, France
Les Apaches (fr) Les apaches Thierry de Peretti France
Até Ver a Luz (fr) Até ver a luz Basil da Cunha Switzerland
Blue Ruin Blue Ruin Jeremy Saulnier United States
The Congress The Congress Ari Folman Israel, Germany, Poland
The Dance of Reality La danza de la realidad Alejandro Jodorowsky France
L'Escale* L'escale Kaveh Bakhtiari Switzerland, France
La Fille du 14 Juillet (fr)* La fille du 14 Juillet Antonin Peretjako France
Henri Henri Yolande Moreau France
Ilo Ilo* Ilo Ilo Anthony Chen Singapore
Jodorowsky's Dune Jodorowsky's Dune Franck Pavich France
The Last Days on Mars* The Last Days on Mars Ruairí Robinson United Kingdom
Me, Myself and Mum* Les garçons et Guillaume, à table! Guillaume Gallienne France
Magic Magic Magic Magic Sebastian Silva United States
On the Job On the Job Erik Matti Philippines
The Selfish Giant The Selfish Giant Clio Barnard United Kingdom
Tip Top Tip Top Serge Bozon France
Ugly Ugly Anurag Kashyap India
Un Voyageur Un voyageur Marcel Ophüls France
The Summer of Flying Fish El verano de los peces voladores Marcela Said France, Chile
We Are What We Are We Are What We Are Jim Mickle United States

International Critics' Week[edit]

The line-up for the International Critics’ Week was announced on 22 April at the section's website. The following films were selected:[24]

Feature films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Suzanne Suzanne Katell Quillévéré France
For Those in Peril* For Those in Peril Paul Wright United Kingdom
The Dismantling Le Démantèlement Sébastien Pilote Canada
The Owners* Los Dueños Agustín Toscano, Ezequiel Radusky Argentina
Nos héros sont morts ce soir (fr)* Nos héros sont morts ce soir David Perrault France
The Lunchbox* Dabba Ritesh Batra India, France, Germany
The Major Майор' Yuri Bykov Russia
Salvo* Salvo Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza Italy, France
Special Screenings
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Encounters After Midnight* Les rencontres d'après minuit Yann Gonzalez France
Ain't Them Bodies Saints Ain’t Them Bodies Saints David Lowery United States
Marché du Film
English title Original title Director(s) Production country/countries
The Fly Eega S. S. Rajamouli India[25]

Cannes Classics[edit]

The Festival uses Cannes Classics to place the spotlight on rediscovered or restored masterworks from the past, or ones that have been re-released in theatres or on DVD.[26]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Wagoner (1963) Borom Sarret Ousmane Sembène Senegal
Charulata (1964) Charulata Satyajit Ray India
Cleopatra (1963) Joseph L. Mankiewicz United States, United Kingdom
Fedora (1978) Billy Wilder United States
Goha (1958) Jacques Baratier France, Tunisia
Hiroshima mon amour (1959) Alain Resnais France, Japan
The Desert of the Tartars (1976) Il deserto dei Tartari Valerio Zurlini Italy, France, Germany
The Grande Bouffe (1973) La grande abbuffata Marco Ferreri Italy, France
Queen Margot (1994) La Reine Margot Patrice Chéreau France
Le Joli Mai (1963) Le joli mai Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme France
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Les Parapluies de Cherbourg Jacques Demy France
Lucky Luciano (1973) Francesco Rosi Italy
The Nail of Brightness (1975) Maynila: Sa Kuko ng mga Liwanag Lino Brocka Philippines
Purple Noon (1960) Plein Soleil René Clément France
An Autumn Afternoon (1962) 秋刀魚の味 Sanma no aji Yasujirō Ozu Japan
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) Ted Kotcheff Canada
The Last Detail (1973) Hal Ashby United States
The Last Emperor 3D (1987) Bernardo Bertolucci China, United Kingdom, Italy
Visions of Eight (1973) Miloš Forman, Claude Lelouch, Yuri Ozerov, Mai Zetterling, Kon Ichikawa, John Schlesinger, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar United States

Key[edit]

* Directorial debut feature; eligible for the Caméra d'Or
Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The opening and closing films are screened during the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.

Juries[edit]

The main competition jury.
Steven Spielberg, president of the jury
Competition[27]
Un Certain Regard[28]
Registration and accreditation tent for the 2013 Festival
Caméra d'Or[28]
Cinéfondation and short films

Awards[edit]

Official selection[edit]

The Palme d'Or was won by the French film Blue Is the Warmest Colour directed by Abdellatif Kechiche.[29] In a first for the competition, the jury decided to award the Palme d'Or to Kechiche and the actresses who star in the film; Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux.[30] Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a coming-of-age film that tells the story of a lesbian relationship between a 15-year-old girl and an older woman.[31] It has shocked some critics with its graphic and controversial sex scenes.[31][32] A reporter for the Radio France Internationale stated that Kechiche paid tribute to the "Tunisian revolution" and "the right to love freely" during his acceptance speech.[33] The president of the jury, Steven Spielberg, said "The film is a great love story … We were absolutely spellbound by the two brilliant young actresses, and the way the director observed his young players."[32] The Grand Prix was won by the Coen brothers's Inside Llewyn Davis, while Bruce Dern and Bérénice Bejo were awarded Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.[30]

In Competition[12]
Un Certain Regard[34]
Short Films[12]
  • Short Film Palme d'OrSafe by Moon Byoung-gon
  • Special Distinction Ex-aequo:
    • Hvalfjordur (Whale Valley) by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
    • 37°4 S by Adriano Valerio
Golden Camera[12]

Parallel sections[edit]

Directors' Fortnight[35]
International Critics' Week[36]
  • Nespresso Grand Prize – Salvo by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza
  • France 4 Visionary AwardSalvo by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza
  • Special Mention – Los Dueños by Agustín Toscano and Ezequiel Radusky
  • Discovery Award for short film - Come and Play by Daria Belova
  • Canal+ Short Film Award - Pleasure by Ninja Thyberg

Independent awards[edit]

FIPRESCI Prize[34]
Ecumenical Jury[37]
Prix François Chalais
Queer Palm Jury[38]
Palm Dog Jury[39]
Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist

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