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Stars react to winning the big prizes at Cannes

5:39am IST - 01:20

Jacques Audiard reacts to his Palme d'Or victory and other stars speak on their big wins at the Cannes Film Festival. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) STORY: French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday (May 24), crowning a good night for French cinema which took two other awards. The film tells the story of Tamil refugees from the Sri Lankan civil war trying to make a new life on a violent and drug-infested French housing estate. "It's a surprise, it's astonishing. I didn't expect that at all. Really not," said Audiard, who has won two smaller Cannes awards in the past. Best Actor went to Vincent Lindon, who remarked, "It's a convergence, it's a coincidence. Maybe Jacques Audiard made his best movie this year at the same time as Stephane Brize with me, he made his best film and Emmanuelle Bercot in the Maiwenn film and the jury decided "why not? Why not French? Why not?" It's not because in Cannes that we can't receive prizes as other people and this year maybe they wanted to celebrate French cinema. I promise you I didn't think about that before. I'm still with mine and I'm very happy."

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Stars react to winning the big prizes at Cannes

5:39am IST - 01:20