The 68th Cannes Film Festival has put the French in the spotlight. The competition jury, chaired by the Coen brothers, announced this Sunday, May 24th the big winners of this edition. Dheepan , a film of love and violence by Jacques Audiard, France on the course of Sri Lankan refugees, received the Golden Palm Sunday. “Receiving an award from the Coen brothers is something quite exceptional,” said Jacques Audiard, 63, very moved. “I think of my father,” the screenwriter and dialogue writer Michel Audiard, he added.
The latest French Palme d’Or was awarded in 2013 in The Life of Adele Abdellatif Kechiche. Jacques Audiard has already been awarded several times in Cannes, the Best Screenplay for A Self-Made Hero in 1996 and the Grand Prix in 2009 for A Prophet .
Vincent Lindon and Emmanuelle Bercot winning
Another reward for French cinema, the actor Vincent Lindon, 55, received the prize for interpretation of The Market Act Stéphane Brizé, scathing film about the brutality of the world of work, in which he plays a long-term unemployed who fights to regain employment. The voice breaking with emotion, the actor, who was cheered by the room, warmly thanked the director and dedicated his award “to the citizens left behind,” saying that this price was “a political act.” “This is the first time I receive an acting award,” he said. “This is one of the three happiest days of my life.”
The actress Emmanuelle Bercot, 47, received his side the Best Actress award for My King Maïwenn, tied with American actress Rooney Mara Carol the American Todd Haynes, romance between two women in the 50′s with Cate Blanchett. “Maïwenn, you believed in me like no one before, you looked at me like no one before,” said Emmanuelle Bercot in long black dress. This award “boldness, sense of freedom” Maïwenn has further said the actress, who plays in this film a lawyer who remembers the destructive passion she lived for ten years with Georgio ( Vincent Cassel), a deceiver and a good talker. Rooney Mara, who was not present at the ceremony, camped in Carol , the character of a young saleswoman who will be seduced by a bourgeois woman’s fatal beauty (Cate Blanchett).
Nemes, Lanthimos and Hou Hsiao-hsien
The Grand Prix was awarded by the jury chaired by the Coen brothers to Son of Saul ( The Son of Saul ) Hungarian Laszlo Nemes, shock film about the Holocaust. This work, which tells the story of a Jewish deportee forced to work in the gas chambers at Auschwitz, impressed by its dramatic setting stage. It captures the horror of the Holocaust hardly ever show the victims, the overs and noise. “This continent is still haunted by the subject,” said the director in receiving the award.
The Jury Prize was awarded to the Greek Yorgos Lanthimos for The Lobster , fable creaky and disturbing about loneliness, the couple and love. The Price of staging returned to Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien for The Assassin story of a vigilante in China the ninth century, the carved design. The Mexican director Michel Franco has won his side the Screenplay for Chronic , portrait while holding a nurse, played by Tim Roth, totally devoted to the accompaniment of end of life patients . The filmmaker Agnès Varda, moved to tears at the mention of her former partner Jacques Demy, received a Palme for its honor, reward only awarded to date to Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood and Bernardo Bertolucci.