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25 May 2015 02:58 AM EST

Jacques Audiard has cemented his place as the premier contemporary French director by winning the Palme d’Or in Cannes for his seventh feature, Dheepan. The new film from Rust and Bone director Jacques Audiard has a former fighter in the Sri Lankan civil war trying to make a new life in France with a fake family. Audiard, 63, took the Grand Prix (or runner-up award) five years ago for A Prophet, and competed at the festival three years ago with Rust & Bone. His new film is a less-starry affair than those two; the tale of a former fighter in the Sri Lankan civil war trying to make a new life in France with a fake family. It was a night of surprises at the 68th Cannes film festival, with many critics’ favourites thwarted and the jury – who are only allowed to award one prize per film – exhibiting eclectic taste and a pronounced accent on the celebration of French acting talent. This year’s Grand Prix went to 38-year-old debut director László Nemes for Son of Saul, the Auschwitz-set story of a prisoner working as a Sonderkommando, guiding Jews into the gas chambers and then disposing of their bodies.

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25 May, 2015
French Film Dheepan Wins at Cannes

French director Jacques Audiard's film Dheepan has won the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d'Or.The choice made by the jury led by American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen was a surprise.Vincent Lindon won Best Actor while Rooney Mara and Emmanuelle Bercot shared Best Actress.Audiard, who previously made A Prophet and Rust and Bone, said: "To receive... Read more

25 May, 2015
Actress Anne Meara, Mom of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85.Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.The Stiller family released a statement to the Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara's "husband and partner in life.""The two were married for 61 years and worked together... Read more

25 May, 2015
Dheepan Takes Home Palme as Cannest Film Festival Comes to a Close

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, and this year's winners were announced on Sunday. Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan surprised everyone by taking home the Palme d’Or, Cannes' top prize. Dheepan portrays the lives of a pseudo-family of Sri Lankan refugees living in Paris. Its win was unexpected, as reactions to the film were... Read more

25 May, 2015
Actress Anne Meara, Mom of Ben Stiller, Dies

Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara's "husband... Read more

25 May, 2015
Reese Witherspoon Is Going to Play Tinker Bell in New Live-Action Disney Movie

It looks like the A-list star is going to be spreading some fairy dust after reports state Witherspoon is slated to star in and produce Tink, a live-action take on the classic Peter Pan character Tinker Bell.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Witherspoon will produce with Bruna Papandrea, her partner at the duo's production banner, Pacific Standard,... Read more

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