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Cannes 2015, A French Edition

May 26, 2015 | By francecanadaculture Canada

The 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival gave prominence to French cinema. During the closing ceremony on Sunday, May 24th, Jacques Audiard, Vincent Lindon and Emmannuelle Bercot consecrated a French harvest of the rewards.

Award winner of the 2009 Prix du Jury for his picture "A Prophet", Jacques Audiard sets his ascension in Cannes with the Palme d'Or awarded for his film "Dheepan",  on Sri Lankan refugees' route from French turbulent suburbs to England's more warm welcome.

The last awarded Palme d'Or to a french picture was for Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue is the Warmest colour" in 2013. The 2015 edition awakens and crowns again French cineasts.

Among other awards, the actor Vincent Lindon has been awarded the Palm of Male Interpretation for his role in Stephane Brizé's "La loi du marché", in which he interprets a long-time unemployed man who fights to get a job back.

Overwhelmed by emotion, under a thunder of ovations, the actor has given warm thanks to the director and dedicated his prize to "the left behind citizens", and noted that this award was a "political act". "It is the first time I receive an award" he precised.

The actress Emmanuelle Bercot on the other hand received the award of best Female Interpretation for her role in Maẅenn's "Mon roi", ex-aequo with the American actress Rooney Mara and her interpretation in Todd Haynes' "Carol", narrating the romance between two women during the 50's, with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

Finally, the cineast Agnès Varda, moreover received the Palme d'honneur, an award only received so far by Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood and Bernardo Bertolucci.

To review the Closing Ceremony of the 68th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival:

For the whole 2015 Edition winners