Filmmaker Jacques Audiard first gained prominence in the international film community for his screenwriting capabilities, most notably winning the Best Screenplay award at the 1996 Cannes film festival for Un héros très discret, also known as A Self-Made Hero. Over the past decade, however, Audiard has also received acclaim for his directorial work, most notably for the 2009 feature Un prophète, also known as A Prophet, which went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film of the year. With his last feature coming in 2012, many were excited to learn that the filmmaker would be coming to the 2015 incarnation of the Cannes film festival once again with his latest feature.
Titled Dheepan, the film features newcomer Jesuthasan Antonythasan in the titular role, and the synopsis is as follows.
Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
Ahead of the movie’s premiere at Cannes, the first clip has been released, and can be seen below.