Magazine article Screen International

Fipresci Prizes Awarded in Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Fipresci Prizes Awarded in Cannes

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Winners include Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Manuscripts Don't Burn and Blue Ruin.

International critics association Fipresci has given its Cannes Competition honor for 2013 to Abdellatif Kechiche's teenage lesbian drama Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie D'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2). The film is now seen as the frontrunner heading into the Palme d'Or ceremony. Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux star. Wild Bunch handles sales and deals already signed include to Sundance Selects for the US.

In Un Certain Regard, the Fipresci prize went to Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof's Manuscripts Don't Burn. Elle Driver handles sales.

Jeremy Saulnier's US thriller Blue Ruin won the Fipresci prize for the parallel sections in Cannes. …

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