Cannes ’15: ‘Dheepan’, from Jacques Audiard, wins Palme D’Or


The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival wrapped up Sunday out in France, and the jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen selected Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan as the winner of the Palme D’Or. Dheepan tells the story of a Tamil warrior who relocates to Paris after being forced to flee his country during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Audiard has previously been a near runner-up with each of his last two films submitted for the Palme, A Prophet and Rust and Bone. Watch the first clip for Dheepan here.

From Laszlo Nemes, the Holocaust drama Son of Saul won the Grand Jury Prize. Hou Hsiao-hsien, thought to be a Palme contender, ended up picking up the Best Director prize for his period, action drama The Assassin. He previously won the Jury Prize for The Puppetmaster. Rooney Mara and Emmanuelle Bercot split the Best Actress prize for their films Carol and Mon Roi. Take a look at all of our reviews from the festival here, and also check out the winners of the Un Certain Regard category here. The full list of winners is below via Deadline:

Palme d’Or
Dheepan, dir: Jacques Audiard

Grand Prize
Son Of Saul, dir: Laszlo Nemes

Best Director
Hou Hsiao-hsien, The Assassin

Best Actor
Vincent Lindon, The Measure Of A Man

Jury Prize
The Lobster, dir: Yorgos Lanthimos

Best Actress
Rooney Mara, Carol
Emmanuelle Bercot, Mon Roi

Best Screenplay
Michel Franco, Chronic

Palme d’Honneur
Agnès Varda

Caméra d’Or
La Tierra Y La Sombra, dir: César Augusto Acevdeo

Short Film Palme d’Or
Waves 98, dir: Ely Dagher

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