Cannes France 2015: Rooney Mara, Emmanuelle Bercot & Vincent Lindon Among Big Festival Winners
The winners for Cannes 2015 were announced on Sunday, with stars Rooney Mara, Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Lindon winning big.
The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival is now over with the competition jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen doling out their top prizes.
Mara and Bercot tied for Best Actress. Mara won for her performance in the film Carol, a drama directed by Todd Haynes about two women in the 1950s who fall in love. The film has received substantial Oscar buzz. Bercot won for her performance in the French film Mon Roi.
Lindon won for his performance in The Measure of a Man, a French film about an unemployed factory worker.
The Palme d'Or, which is the Cannes equivalent of Best Picture, was awarded to Deepen, a French film directed by Jacques Audiard. The film tells the story of a former Tamil Tiger soldier in Sri Lanka who flees the country with a woman and a girl to receive political asylum.
The Grand Prix, which is essentially a runner-up prize, was given to Son of Saul, a Hungarian Holocaust film directed by Laszlo Nemes.
The Jury Prize, which is essentially third place, was give to the UK film The Lobster, directed by Yorgo Lanthimos. The film takes place in a dystopian future where single people must find a mate within 45 days or risk being turned into animals.
The Best Director award was given to Hou Hsiao-Hsien for The Assassin, a Chinese film taking place in the Tang Dynasty of China's history.
Best Screenplay was awarded to Michel Franco for the film Chronic, an American film about a nurse working with terminally ill patients.