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Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or

Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or

Director Jacques Audiard's film "Dheepan," a drama about three Tamil exiles trying to reconstruct their lives in France, has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.  "These people are running away from a tragedy," Audiard told L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan earlier this week, "and I didn't want it to have anything to do with post-colonial France. Sri Lanka seemed like the end of the earth for me; before embarking on this project I couldn't have located it on a map." FULL COVERAGE: Cannes 2015 "Son of Saul," about an Auschwitz Sonderkommando work unit, won the Grand Prix award, while best director went to...

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