Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's DHEEPAN Wins Palme d'Or (will be released by Sundance Selects)

Sundance Selects is thrilled to announce that Jacques Audiard's DHEEPAN has been awarded the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival!

This is Sundance Selects' fourth Palme d'Or win in 10 years, following Ken Loach's THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, Cristian Mungiu's 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS and Abdellatif Kechiche's BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR.

Director: Jacques Audiard;
Producer: Pascal Caucheteux;
Screenplay: Noé Debré, Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain;
Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Marc Zinga, Vincent Rottiers; Distributor: Sundance Selects.

SYNOPSIS: To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. They barely know one another, but try to build a life together - as the threat of escalating gang violence looms over their lives.

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