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List of Movies Competed For Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2015

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 13 to 24 May 2015. The films competing for the Palme d'Or were announced at a press conference on 16 April 2015. After all The French Movie Dheepan won the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2015 but these are the movies competed for that.


Dheepan (France)

Directed by Jacques Audiard
With Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.

The Measure of a Man (France)

Directed by Stéphane Brizé
With Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Yves Ory

An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends in working-class France.

Marguerite & Julien (2015)

Directed by Valérie Donzelli
With Anaïs Demoustier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Frédéric Pierrot, Aurélia Petit

An aristocratic brother and sister embrace passion and hope as they flee from society. A story of desire, love and death beyond all morality.

Chronic (2015)

Directed by Michel Franco
With Tim Roth, Maribeth Monroe, Bitsie Tulloch, David Dastmalchian

A home care nurse works with terminally ill patients.

Tale of Tales (2015)

Directed by Matteo Garrone
With Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly

The film serves as Garrone's English-language debut and will interweave three separate story strands bookended by brief bits in which Italians Alba Rohrwacher and Massimo Ceccherini will play a street circus family. In one tale Salma Hayek will play a jealous queen who forfeits her husband's life. In another, Vincent Cassel plays a king whose passion is stoked by two mysterious sisters.

Carol (2015)

Directed by Todd Haynes
With Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

The Assassin (2015)

Directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou
With Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh

The film is set during the mighty Tang Dynasty-period in Chinese history. Nie Yinniang returns to family after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyrany of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the 'order of the Assassins'.

Mountains May Depart (2015)

Directed by Zhangke Jia
With Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang, Zijian Dong

China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar... From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed.

Our Little Sister (2015)

Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
With Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their 13-year-old half sister.

Macbeth (2015)

Directed by Justin Kurzel
With Michael Fassbender, Elizabeth Debicki, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris

Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

The Lobster (2015)

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
With Léa Seydoux, Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Mon roi (2015)

Directed by Maïwenn
With Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.

Mia Madre (2015)

Directed by Nanni Moretti
With Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti

Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

Valley of Love (2015)

Directed by Guillaume Nicloux
With Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Dan Warner, Aurélia Thiérrée

Isabelle and Gérard go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a photographer, which they received after his suicide, six months ago.

Youth (2015)

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
With Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his...

Louder Than Bombs (2015)

Directed by Joachim Trier
With Jesse Eisenberg, Rachel Brosnahan, Amy Ryan, Gabriel Byrne

The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

The Sea of Trees (2015)

Directed by Gus Van Sant
With Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Katie Aselton, Ken Watanabe

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

Sicario (2015)

Directed by Denis Villeneuve
With Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.