The 68th Cannes International Film Festival

Dheepan

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The 68th Cannes International Film Festival was held from 13 to 24 May 2015. The Presidents of the Jury for the main competition were Joel and Ethan Coen and the host or the opening and closing ceremonies was French actor Lambert Wilson.

The Palme d’Or was awarded to the French film Dheepan directed by Jacques Audiard. The film was partly inspired by Montesquieu’s Persian Letters.

The festival’s opening film was ‘Standing Tall’, directed by Emmanuelle Bercot and ‘Ice and the Sky’, directed by Luc Jacquet, was the festival’s closing film.

French film director Agnès Varda was presented with the honorary Palme d’Or at the festival’s closing ceremony.

Mad Max: Fury Road was selected to screen out of competition.

Official poster of the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

Official poster of the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

SPECIAL SCREENING – List

Panama (Directed by Pavle Vuckovic)

Une Histoire De Fou (Directed by Robert Guediguian)

Amnesia (Directed by Barbet Schroeder)

Oka (Directed by Souleymane Cisse)

Asphalte (Directed by Samuel Benchetrit)

A Tale Of Love And Darkness (Directed by Natalie Portman)

Hayored Lema’ala (Directed by Elad Keidan)

COMPETITION – List

Il Racconto Dei Racconti (Directed by Matteo Garrone)

Carol (Directed by Todd Haynes)

La Loi Du Marché (Directed by Stéphane Brizé)

The Lobster (Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos)

The Sea Of Trees (Directed by Gus Van Sant)

Chronic (Directed by Michel Franco)

Dheepan (Directed by Jacques Audiard)

Macbeth (Directed by Justin Kurzel)

Youth (Directed by Paolo Sorrentino)

Marguerite & Julien (Directed by Valérie Donzelli)

Nie Yinniang (Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien)

Saul Fia (Directed by László Nemes)

Shan He Gu Ren (Directed by Jia Zhang-Ke)

Mia Madre (Directed by Nanni Moretti)

Umimachi Diary (Directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu)

Mon Roi (Directed by Maïwenn)

Valley Of Love (Directed by Guillaume Nicloux)

Louder Than Bombs (Directed by Joachim Trier)

Sicario (Directed by Denis Villeneuve)

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