With twenty films in the competition, the Cannes Film Festival jury had a difficult time choosing the best and brightest of the bunch.
Taking the top prize, the Palme d”Or for best film, was “Blue is the Warmest Colour”, a love story about two young French women. Though praised for its intimacy, the film is also controversial for its graphic lesbian sex scenes.
Perhaps more familiar to American audiences, Joel and Ethan Coen”s “Inside Llewyn Davis” earned the Grand Prize, as best Actress and Actor were Bérénice Bejo in “The Past” and Bruce Dern in “Nebraska,” respectively.
Chaired by Steven Spielberg, the Jury gave its own prize this year to “Like Father, Like Son,” as Mexico”s Amat Escalante grabbed the Best Director award for “Heli.”
Rounding out the winners were Zhangeke Jia for Best Screenplay; Anthony Chen for Camera d”Or; and Byoung-Gon Moon, Adriano Valerio, and Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson for their short films.