PICTURES – Six years after its grand prize for A Prophet , the French director won the top award at Cannes with this film Black worn by actors Sri Lankan non-professionals. Decryption of strong scenes of trailer.
Six years after his Grand Prix for A Prophet , the French director Jacques Audiard won the Palme d’Or with Dheepan, a film noir worn by actors Sri Lankan non-professionals.
A recognition for a filmmaker accustomed to the Cannes competition, already present in 1996 for A Self Heroes in 2009 with A Prophet and in 2012 with Rust and Bone.
The trailer has been unveiled. A former soldier (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) fled the civil war in Sri Lanka with a woman and a girl that passed for his family. Arriving in France, who is now called Dheepan trying to build a home. Man becomes caretaker in a city run by dealers. All the themes of the work are Audiard in this short video: the mismatched couple, the dark and violent world, the survival instinct
The history of Dheepan. is intertwined with that of the main actor, Antonythasan Jesuthasan. Enlisted at the age of 16 years by the Tamil separatist organization the Liberation Tigers, he fled the fighting in 19 years. He joined Thailand and France and gets, at age 25, asylum as a political refugee.
“I really wanted to show people radically different and far, who have experienced a disaster, a large drama. And unrelated to the Francophonie, the opposite of what I said Jacques Audiard Figaro at the last Cannes Film Festival. I also just wanted to tell a love story, that of a man fighting for something before fighting for someone with the same means. “
A former ● Soldier (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) fled the civil war in Sri Lanka with a woman and a girl that passed for his family.
● Dheepan becomes caretaker in a city run by dealers.
● Several themes of the work of Jacques Audiard, as the mismatched couple, are present in the trailer.
● A dark and violent universe
● Released August 26, 2015.