Blue is the Warmest Color (Adele: Chapters 1 & 2) is the 2013 Grand Prix winner for film of the year from the International Federation of Film Critics. “The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI, short for Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) is an association of national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for ‘the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of professional interests.’…At present it has members in more than 50 countries worldwide. The FIPRESCI often gives out awards during film festivals…to reward what they see as enterprising film making.”
[Abdellatif Kechiche] will pick up the prize in person at the opening gala of the 61st San Sebastian Festival on Sept. 20, accompanied by Wild Bunch’s Brahim Chioua, one of “Adele’s” producers.
“Adele’s” Fipresci Grand Prix win marks the fifth time in seven years that Fipresci’s Grand Prix has gone to a Cannes Festival Palme d’Or winner, underscoring the French festival’s enduring access to the world premiere of many of the greatest films of any year.