One of the most prestigious and well-regarded film festivals in the world, the Cannes Film Festival has wrapped up on Sunday by announcing the winners of the highly sought-after awards.
For 2015, jury for the main competition consisted of some of the most respected personalities in the industry. Headed by Joel and Ethan Coen (“Fargo” and “The Big Lebowski”), other members were Guillermo del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal, Xavier Dolan, Sophie Marceau, Rokia Traoré, Rossy de Palma and Sienna Miller.
The following movies join the ranks of “Apocalypse Now,” “Oldboy” and “Tropical Malady” as some of the world’s most important films.
Palme d’Or: “Dheepan,” Director – Jacques Audiard
Grand Prix: “Son of Saul,” Director – Laszlo Nemes
Best Director: “The Assassin,” Director – Hou Hsiao-Hsien for
Best Screenplay: “Chronic,” Writer – Michel Franco
Camera d’Or for Best First Feature: “La Tierra y la Sombre,” Director – Cesar Acevedo
Jury Prize: “The Lobster,” Director – Yorgos Lanthimos
Best Actress: Rooney Mara for “Carol,” Emmanuelle Bercot for “Mon Roi” (Tie)
Best Actor: Vincent Lindon, “The Measure of a Man”
Palme d’Or for Short Film: “Waves ’98,” Director – Ely Dagher
Jacques Audiar takes home the Palme d’Or for his festival entry “Dheepan,” which tells the story of refugees from Sri Lanka who find themselves in Paris. After the win, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls celebrated Audiard’s win with a tweet.
Jacques Audiard, Emmanuelle Bercot, Vincent Lindon et Agnès Varda: le cinéma français rayonne ce soir à Cannes et dans le monde. #Cannes2015
— Manuel Valls (@manuelvalls) May 24, 2015