Cannes: French director Jacques Audiard wins Palme d'Or for 'Dheepan'
May 25 , 2015
Jacques Audiard has won the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes festival, for his film ‘Dheepan.’
The jury’s decision to award the French director has surprised many critics, who had rated other films such as ‘Carol’ and ‘Son of Saul’ more highly.
‘Dheepan’ is the story of people fleeing Sri Lanka with the hope of a better future in France.
‘Son of Saul’, which depicts the horrors of the Holocaust, won the Grand Prix, which is thought of as the runner-up award.