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Yesterday, it was the Closing Ceremony of this 66th Festival de Cannes, an awaited moment for all the cineasts and star fans. With Steven Spielberg in the center of the Ceremony as the president of the Jury, the award winners were revealed.

Uma Thurman was invited by the host Audrey Tautou to come on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to handle the award the Palme d'or to the best film among the 20 in Competition.

Jérôme Salle's Zulu starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, was screened at the end of the ceremony.

The big winner of the Palme d'Or was "Blue Is the Warmest Color", a film about the love between two women where not only the screenplay was appreciated but also the stars in the movie: director Abdellatif Kechiche and French actresses Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux. 

FEATURE FILMS

Palme d'Or

LA VIE D'ADÈLE - CHAPITRE 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Colourby Abdellatif KECHICHE 

with Adèle EXARCHOPOULOS & Léa SEYDOUX

Grand Prix

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS by Ethan COEN and Joel COEN

Award for Best Director

Amat ESCALANTE for HELI 

Jury Prize

SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU (Like Father, Like Son / Tel Père, Tel Fils) by KORE-EDA Hirokazu 

Award for Best Screenplay

JIA Zhangke for TIAN ZHU DING (A Touch Of Sin)

Award for Best Actress

Bérénice BEJO in LE PASSÉ (The Past) by Asghar FARHADI

Award for Best Actor

Bruce DERN in NEBRASKA by Alexander PAYNE

SHORT FILMS

Palme d'Or

SAFE by MOON Byoung-gon

Special Mention - Ex-aequo

HVALFJORDUR (Whale Valley / Le Fjord des Baleines) by Gudmundur Arnar GUDMUNDSSON
37°4 S by Adriano VALERIO

CAMERA D'OR 

ILO ILO by Anthony CHEN presented in the Directors' Fortnight