May 20, 2015 me_charity

Jacques Audiard's “Dheepan” wins Cannes’ top prize Palme d'Or

The Palme d’Or which is the top prize at Cannes goes to French director Jacques Audiard’s drama film “Dheepan”, which is a gritty drama about refugees fleeing post-civil war from Sri Lanka for a life in France. This French film seems to be sending a political message.

Audiard said, “To receive a prize from the Coen brothers is something pretty exceptional. I’m very touched. I’m thinking of my father.”

However, the choice came as a surprise to festivalgoers especially the critics. The jury was led by American filmmakers Ethan and Joel Coen. Joel said, “This isn’t a jury of film critics. This is a jury of artists who are looking at the work.”

 

68th Cannes International Film Festival Top Awards:

 

  • Palme D’Or (Golden Palm): “Dheepan”, Audiard’s gritty drama film
  • Grand Prix (Grand Prize of the Festival): “Son of Saul”, a drama film directed by László Nemes
  • Prix du Jury (Jury Prize): “The Lobster”, a dystopian comedy featuring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz
  • Prix d’interprétation masculine (Best Actor): Vincent Lindon, for his role in “The Measure of a Man”
  • Prix d’interprétation feminine (Best Actress): shared award between Rooney Mara for her role in “Carol” and Emmanuelle Bercot for her role in “My King”
  • Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director): Hou Hsiao-hsien, for his first movie in eight years, the martial arts film “The Assassin”
  • Prix du scenario (Best Screenplay): Michel Franco (Chronic)
  • Camera d’Or (Best first feature): “La Tierra Y la Sombra”

 

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