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Cannes Film Festival Winners Include Xavier Dolan, Olivier Assayas, and Asghar Farhadi

The Cannes Film Festival handed out their awards this weekend.  We’ll be having a follow-up piece to assess the Oscar chances.  Look for that later today.

Palme d’Or
I, Daniel Blake, dir: Ken Loach

Grand Prize
Xavier Dolan, It’s Only The End Of The World

Best Director
Cristian Mungiu, Graduation
Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper

Jury Prize
American Honey, dir: Andrea Arnold

Best Actress
Jaclyn Jose, Ma’Rosa

Best Actor
Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman

Best Screenplay
Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman

Palme d’Honneur
Jean-Pierre Léaud

Caméra d’Or
Divines, dir: Uda Benyamina

Short Film Palme d’Or
Timecode, dir: Juanjo Gimenez

Special Mention
The Girl Who Danced With The Devil, dir: Joao Paulo Miranda Maria


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