Comeback stars, the darlings of the festival, standing ovations and incessant booing: the Festival de Cannes has delivered entertainment on and off screen for an astounding 67 years. The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, and this year Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan surprised everyone by taking home the Palme d’Or, Cannes' top prize.
The jury was headed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and also included directors Guillermo del Toro and Xavier Dolan, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, actresses Sienna Miller, Sophie Marceau and Rossy de Palma and composer Rokia Traore.
List of Winners
Palme d'Or: Dheepan, Jacques Audiard
Grand Prix: Son of Saul, Laszlo Nemes
Best director: Hou Hsiao-hsien, The Assassin
Jury prize: The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos
Best screenplay: Michael Franco, Chronic
Best actress: Rooney Mara, Carol; and Emmanuelle Bercot, Mon Roi
Best actor: Vincent Lindon, La Loi du Marche
Palme d'Or, short film: Waves '98, Ely Dagher
Camera d'Or: La Tierra y La Sombra, Cesar Augusto Acevedo
Honorary Palme d'Or: Agnes Varda
Camera d’Or: Land and Shade, Cesar Augusto Acevedo
Ecumenical Jury Prize: My Mother, Nanni Moretti