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Rachel Weisz

'Dheepan' wins, France dominates Cannes Film Festival awards

CANNES, France -- The French had a very good night at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The Palme d’Or went to director Jacques Audiard’s hard-charging drama “Dheepan,” about a trio of Sri Lankan refugees posing as a family and making precarious new lives for themselves in the Paris projects. Joel and Ethan Coen, who created “No Country For Old Men” and the 1991 Palme winner “Barton Fink,” presided over the main competition jury. While the “Dheepan” win surprised many here in Cannes -- the film devolves into revenge killings capped by a happy ending -- clearly Audiard’s brand of straightforward, well-tooled craftsmanship...

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