French film Dheepan honoured with Palme d’Or Award at 68th Cannes Film Festival

French film Dheepan has been awarded Palme d’Or Award at 68th Cannes Film Festival. The film is directed by Jacques Audiard.

Dheepan story revolves around the trio of Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka’s who pretend to be a family in order to flee their war-torn country to France.

Other awards at 68th Cannes Film Festival

  • The Grand Prix: Son of Saul, directed by László Nemes.
  • Best director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien for The Assassin.
  • Screenplay: Michel Franco for Chronic.
  • Best actress:  Emmanuelle Bercot in Mon Roi and Rooney Mara in Carol.
  • Best Actor: Vincent Lindon in The Measure of a Man.
  • Camera d’Or: La Tierra Y La Sombra, directed by César Augusto Acevedo.
  • Short Films Palme d Or: Waves ’98, directed by Ely Dagher.
  • The Jury Prize: The Lobster, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

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