The stars were out on the red carpet ahead of the awards show to close out the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Guests crowded the red carpet at Cannes film festival on Sunday (May 24) ahead of the climactic award ceremony for the world's biggest cinema showcase. French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, 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. American directors Joel and Ethan Coen presided at this year's festival. France's Vincent Lindon won best actor for French director Stéphane Brizé's film "La Loi du Marché" (The Measure of a Man), in which he plays a man who loses his job and is forced to take one as a floorwalker in a supermarket that has a secret plan to get rid of employees to boost the bottom line. The best actress prize was shared between America's Rooney Mara for her role in Todd Hayne's "Carol" and French actress Emmanuelle Bercot in French director Maïwenn Besco's "Mon Roi" (My King). The second prize went to Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes for "Saul Fia" (Son of Saul), whilst Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' film "The Lobster" came in third. Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien won the best director award for "Nie Yinniang" (The Assassin).