2015 Cannes Film Festival Jury Award Winners

The 68th Festival de Cannes has come to an exhausting conclusion with the world's movie glitterati heading home from a spectacular 12 days on the French Riviera. 19 films competed for the seven illustrious feature film awards, with the prestigious Palme d'Or topping them all. This is one of the most prized trophies in the world of cinema.

This year's feature film Jury Presidents were brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. Other members included Rossy de Palma, Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller, Rokia Traoré, Guillermo del Toro, Xavier Dolan, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Hopefully some of these films will make their North American debuts at this fall's Toronto International Film Festival, which I'll be attending for the 10th time.

Here are the winners of this year's Cannes Film Festival Jury Awards.

Palme d’Or
Dheepan (dir Jacques Audiard)

Grand Prix
Son of Saul (dir László Nemes)

Jury Prize
The Lobster (dir Yorgos Lanthimos)

Best Director
Hou Hsiao-hsien for The Assassin

Best Screenplay
Michel Franco for Chronic

Best Actress (TIE)
Rooney Mara for Carol and Emmanuelle Bercot for Mon roi

Best Actor
Vincent Lindon for La Loi du marché (The Measure of a Man)

Also presented today:

Camera d’Or
Cesar Acevedo for La tierra y el sombra (Land and Shade)

Short Film
Ely Dagher for Waves ‘98

Honorary Palme d’Or
Agnès Varda



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Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at Larry411.com

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