Sundance Selects is thrilled to announce that Jacques Audiard's DHEEPAN has been awarded the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. EYES IN™ Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk covered this year's festival and has been pleased to share industry news and film reviews.
This is Sundance Selects' fourth Palme d'Or win in 10 years, following Ken Loach's THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, Cristian Mungiu's 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS and Abdellatif Kechiche's BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR.
To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. They barely know one another, but try to build a life together - as the threat of escalating gang violence looms over their lives.
Director: Jacques Audiard
Producer: Pascal Caucheteux
Screenplay: Noé Debré, Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain
Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Marc Zinga, Vincent Rottiers
Distributor: Sundance Selects
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Source: Cannes Film Festival