66th Festival de Cannes

15.05.2013 to 26.05.2013

The 2013 Jury (from left): Gianluca Arnone, Samuel Petit, Gianna Urizio, Marek Lis, Denyse Muller, Tiziana Conti

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Awards of the Ecumenical Jury

Official Competition
The Past
Le Passé - Das Vergangene
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How do we take responsibility for our past mistakes? In a thriller style, the director shows the daily life of a stepfamily, where everyone’s secrets and the complex relationships gradually disentangle. A dense, deep and engaging film that illustrates this verse : "The truth will make you free" (John, 8:32).

Like Father, Like Son
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At what point does a father actually become a father? Two couples from different social backgrounds discover that their sons have been exchanged at the maternity ward. The film deals in a simple and subtle way with a human dilemma: are blood ties more important than the love which bonded them for seven years?

Un Certain Regard
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The film offers a complex and unprejudiced view on the issue of euthanasia. The filmmaker shares with discretion and mastery the doubts and the torments of a Young woman who helps terminally ill people to die, leaving to the audience the freedom and the responsibility to take a stand.

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Le Passé is another triumph for writer/director Asghar Farhadi.