The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival has finally concluded, with this year’s winners announced.
Top honours went to Dheepan, director Jacques Audiard’s film about a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl, all unrelated, who pretend to be a family to escape the civil war in Sri Lanka. According to The Hollywod Reporter, Audiard received a standing ovation when he went onstage to accept the award.
The runner-up (the Grand Prize) went to Holocaust drama Son of Saul, while this year’s Jury Prize went to The Lobster, a surreal drama directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, with Colin Farrell starring as a man living in a world in which people have 45 days to find a mate or be transformed into an animal.
Hou Hsiao-Hsien won the best director prize for his martial arts flim he Assassin, while the Best Actor honours went to Vincent Lindon in The Measure of a Man.
The award for Best Actress was a tie, with both Rooney Mara and Emmanuelle Bercot honoured for Carol and Mon Roi, respectively.
Here’s the complete list of winners from Cannes 2015:
Palme d’Or: Dheepan, Directed by Jacques Audiard
Grand Prix: Son of Saul, Directed by Laszlo Nemes
Best Director: The Assassin, Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien for
Best Screenplay: Chronic, Written by Michel Franco
Camera d’Or (Best First Feature): La Tierra y la Sombre, Directed by Cesar Acevedo
Jury Prize: The Lobster, Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Best Actress: Rooney Mara for Carol and Emmanuelle Bercot for Mon Roi (Shared Prize)
Best Actor: Vincent Lindon for The Measure of a Man
Palme d’Or (Short Film): Waves ’98, Directed by Ely Dagher