Steven Spielberg and his Jury of the Festival de Cannes 2013, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the Closing Ceremony. On the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, French Acytress Audrey Tautou and Uma Thurman presented Abdellatif Kechiche with the Palme d’Or for his film Blue Is The Warmest Color
As is tradition, a French film concluded the Festival de Cannes 2013 ten days of festivities. Zulu, a thriller made by young French director Jérôme Salle, starring Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom has been screened for the closing of Festival de Cannes 2013 after the Awards were given.
Zulu by Jérôme Salle
The film is based on Caryl Férey’s novel: an inquery on drug trafficking and the savage crime of a teenager brings a police inspector and his assistant into the townships of Cape Town where they are confronted to violence in a country where apartheid is still at work.
Ali, played by Forest Whitaker, is still haunted by a traumatic incident that happened in his childhood and Brian is a something of a daredevil, pretty much off the wall, addicted to drugs. Ali and Brian, rarely seen together in the film. are a reflection of their country: even if they are feeling friendship and mutual respect they are living with the weight of the past. Black or white, they keep bearing some form of responsibility for their parents and ancestors’ deeds. Apart from a breathtaking inquiry, the film deals with the difficulty and the necessity of forgiving to move forward.
Forest Whitaker won in 1988 the Festival de Cannes the Best Actor Award for his role in Clint Eastwood’s Bird, when interpreting jazzman Charlie Parker. En 2007, he was awarded an Oscar for his role of Ouganda’s dictator in The Last King of Scotland by Kevin MacDonald.
Jérome Salle, known as director of the Largo Winch saga, is presenting a film for the first time in Cannes.
Closing Ceremony Red Carpet for Zulu