The winners of of the 68th Cannes Film Festival have been unveiled. In a rather surprise announcement, the Palme d’Or top prize went to Jacques Audiard‘s émigré drama “Dheepan,” which features all Sri Lankaian non-actors in the lead roles. Audiard has been here before, and won the jury prize for “A Prophete” in 2009. The runner up Grand Prize went to Hungarian filmmaker “László Nemes’ much-loved Holocaust drama “Son Of Saul,” a film many predicted for the top award. The Best Director award went to Hou Hsiao-Hsien for his long-gestating martial arts drama ”The Assassin,” and the Best Actress prize was shared between Rooney Mara for “Carol” and Emmanuel Bercot for “Mon Roi.” Another festival favorite, Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Lobster,” took the Jury prize.
The full winners list below with links to the respective reviews.
Palme d’Or: Jacques Audiard for “Dheepan” (read our review)
Grand Prix: László Nemes for “Son Of Saul” (read our review)
Best Actor: Vincent Lindon for “Measure Of A Man”
Best Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien for “The Assassin” (read our review)
Jury Prize: Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster” (read our review)
Caméra d’Or Award: “La Tierra y la Sombra” (“Land And Shade”) by Cesar Augusto Acevedo, cinematographer Mateo Guzmán.
Palme d’Or for Best Short Film: “Waves 98” by Ely Dagher