Sunday, 24 May 2015

JACQUES AUDIARD'S DHEEPAN IS SHOCK WINNER OF CANNES PALME D'OR 2015


On a slate of winners packed full of expected parties, though not all in their expected positions, and peppered with shock upsets, the greatest upset of all occurred in the greatest category of all: the Palme d'Or. Contrary to reviews declaring it to be a 'minor' work (or thereabouts) from director Jacques Audiard, his immigrant drama Dheepan took home the Cannes Film Festival's top award today, Sunday the 24th of May 2015. Audiard beat a host of acclaimed titles to the prize, many of whom were honoured in other categories. One such film was Todd Haynes' Carol, which had been predicted to at least bring home the gold for star Cate Blanchett if it failed to win any of the top awards - it did win the Best Actress prize, but not for Blanchett, as her co-star Rooney Mara shared the award with Emmanuelle Bercot, fending off the negative reports she and her film, Maiwenn's Mon Roi, received, and with a heavy oul trophy to give her extra clout. Full details of the Coen brothers' jury's decisions below, alongside Camera d'Or, Palme d'Or (Short Film) and Palme d'Or d'Honeur results below:

Palme d'Or
Dheepan (Jacques Audiard)

Grand Prix
Son of Saul (Nemes Laszlo)

Prix du Jury
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)

Prix de la Mise-en-Scene
Hou Hsiao Hsien (The Assassin)

Prix d'Interpretation Feminine
Emmanuelle Bercot (Mon Roi)
Rooney Mara (Carol)

Prix d'Interpretation Masculine
Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man)

Prix du Scenario
Michel Franco (Chronic)

Camera d'Or
Land and Shade (Cesar Augusto Acevedo)

Palme d'Or (Short Film)
Waves '98 (Ely Dagher)

Palme d'Or d'Honeur
Agnes Varda