French director Audiard on his Cannes winner, 'Dheepan'
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French director Jacques Audiard won the top prize at Cannes in May for his movie "Dheepan". Known internationally for "A Prophet" and "Rust and Bone", this is his seventh feature. It tells the story of three Sri Lankans who flee their country for the Parisian suburbs, where they pose as a family.
Jacques Audiard tells Eve Jackson what it was like to receive the Palme d'Or from the Cohen brothers, an award he was not expecting.
The director also explains his motivation for "Dheepan", the story of three Sri Lankan refugees who struggle to integrate into life in France. "We see immigrants on TV news. When I’m out and about I see these people. Some of them try to sell me flowers when I’m at a restaurant. But what interested me was looking at things from their point of view. What does this man see? Who is he? And without making a big assumption, I can guess. This person has lived events I will never experience, because I’m privileged. So this change in point of view is what interested me, and also the fact that the film is made in a different language from mine. This is, after all, a French film mainly spoken in Tamil".
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