Written by Staff Writer
25 May, 2015 | 10:26 am
French director Jacques Audiard was awarded the Palme d’Or at the 68th Cannes film festival on Sunday (May 24th) for his film “Dheepan”.
Played by Jesuthasan Antonythasan, a former child soldier, who fled his country of origin and settled in France, the protagonist of the film “Dheepan” tells the tale of an ex-combatant who arrives in Paris with a woman and a young girl he doesn’t know, in the hope it will make it easier to claim asylum in France.
First time director Laszlo Nemes won the Grand Prix award after causing a stir in Cannes with his unflinching film about the process of extermination of Jews during the Holocaust in ” Son of Saul “.
Director Michel Franco won the Best Screenplay award for his film “Chronic”, starring Tim Roth as a male nurse looking after terminally ill patients.
Best Director honours went to Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien for his film “The Assassin “.
The veteran director’s film features the Taiwan-born actress Shu Qi as a black-garbed ninth-century assassin who never loses a fight, even against huge odds.
Emmanuelle Bercot was awarded a joint Best Actress award for her performance in French director Maiwenn Besco’s , My King.
French actor Vincent Lindon picked up the Best Actor award for the film for French director Stephane Brize’s film The Measure of a Man, where he plays a man struggling to support his family after losing his factory job.
A total of 19 films were competing in the main competition at the Cannes film festival, with the eventual winners decided by a jury co-headed by filmmaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
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