And the Palme d’Or goes to… Jacques Audiard’s refugee drama Dheepan, while Son of Saul gets the Grand Prix.

 

French director Jacques Audiard has won this year’s Palme d’Or for his drama Dheepan, a story of Tamil, a refugee trying to make a new life in France.

"The Lobster" - Press Conference - The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

This year’s Grand Prix was awarded to the Holocaust drama Son of Saul, the acclaimed debut film by Hungarian director László Nemes, while the festival’s Jury Prize went to The Lobster, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and backed by the BFI Film Fund.

The Camera d’Or is the festival’s prize for best first feature, which this year went to Colombian César Augusto Acevedo for his family drama La tierra y la sombra.

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Winners in full

Palme d’Or
Jacques Audiard for Dheepan

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Grand Prix
László Nemes for Son of Saul

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Jury Prize
Yorgos Lanthimos for The Lobster

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Camera d’Or
César Augusto Acevedo for La tierra y la sombra [Land and Shade]

Best director
Hou Hsiao-hsien for The Assassin

Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien and cast members pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Assassin" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

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Best screenplay
Michel Franco for Chronic

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Best actress
Rooney Mara for Carol and Emmanuelle Bercot for Mon roi

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Best actor
Vincent Lindon for La Loi du marche

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Short film
Ely Dagher for Waves ‘98

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Honorary Palme d’Or
Agnès Varda

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Post by:  Jennifer Niejadlik.

 

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