The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 13 to 24 May 2015. Joel and Ethan Coen were the Presidents of the Jury for the main competition. It was the first time that two people chaired the jury. Since the Coen brothers each received a separate vote, they were joined by seven other jurors to form the customary nine-juror panel. French actor Lambert Wilson was the host for the opening and closing ceremonies.
The Palme d'Or was awarded to the French film Dheepan directed by Jacques Audiard. On winning the award Audiard said "To receive a prize from the Coen brothers is something pretty exceptional. I'm very touched".
The festival poster featured Hollywood star and Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, photographed by David Seymour. The poster was chosen to pay tribute to Bergman for her contributions to films and who also served as the Jury President at 1973 Cannes Film Festival. As part of the tribute to Bergman, the Swedish documentary Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words was screened in the Cannes Classics section.
Standing Tall, directed by Emmanuelle Bercot, was the festival's opening film. This was the second opening film in the festival's history to have been directed by a woman, after A Man in Love by Diane Kurys which opened the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Ice and the Sky, directed by Luc Jacquet, was the festival's closing film. Both the opening and closing films were selected for the strength and importance of their messages—Standing Tall for the way its themes respond to the Charlie Hebdo shootings and Ice and the Sky for its concern for the future of the planet.
French film director Agnès Varda was presented with the honorary Palme d'Or at the festival's closing ceremony. She is also the first female filmmaker to ever receive the award.
The Official Selection of films for the 2015 festival, including the line-up for the Main Competition, was announced on 16 April 2015.
||Directorial debut feature; eligible for the Caméra d'Or
||Winner of the main award for best film in its section
|The opening and closing films are screened during the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.
The films competing for the Palme d'Or were announced at a press conference on 16 April 2015. Two films were added to the main competition line-up on 23 April 2015, Valley of Love, directed by Guillaume Nicloux, and Chronic, directed by Michel Franco.
|The Measure of a Man
||La Loi du marché
|Marguerite & Julien
||Marguerite et Julien
||Mexico, United States
|Tale of Tales
||Il racconto dei racconti
||Italy, France, United Kingdom
||United Kingdom, United States
||聶隱娘 Nie Yin Niang
||Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, France
|Mountains May Depart
||山河故人 Shan He Gu Ren
||China, Japan, France
|Our Little Sister
||海街diary Umimachi Diary
||United Kingdom, France, United States
||Greece, France, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom
|Son of Saul *
|Valley of Love
||La Vallée de l'amour
||Italy, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom
|Louder Than Bombs
||Louder Than Bombs
||Norway, France, Denmark, United States
|The Sea of Trees
||The Sea of Trees
||Gus Van Sant
Un Certain Regard
The following films competed in the Un Certain Regard section. Lamb, the first feature film directed by Yared Zeleke, is also the first Ethiopian film to be included in the Official Selection. Sweet Red Bean Paste, directed by Naomi Kawase, was announced as the opening film for the Un Certain Regard section.
Out of competition
The following films were selected to screen out of competition:
- Midnight screenings
- Special screenings
Out of 4,550 entries, the following films were selected to compete for the Short Film Palme d'Or.
|Waves '98 †
||موج ٩٨ Moug 98
||Le Repas dominical
|Love Is Blind
||Love Is Blind
||السلام عليك يا مريم Assalammu 'aleiki ya Maryam
||Palestine, France, Germany
||Jan Roosens and Raf Roosens
The Cinéfondation section focuses on films made by students at film schools. The following 18 entries (14 fiction films and 4 animation films) were selected out of 1,600 submissions. More than one-third of the films selected represent schools participating in Cinéfondation for the first time. It is also the first time that a film representing a Spanish film school had been selected.
||Art University of Tehran, Iran
|The Magnetic Nature
||El ser mágnetico
||Universidad del Cine, Argentina
||AFI Directing Workshop for Women, USA
||National Film and Television School, UK
||Ian Garrido López
|The Return of Erkin
||возвращение Эркин Vozvrashenie Erkina
||High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, Russia
||Félix Hazeaux, Thomas Nitsche, Edward Noonan, Franck Pina, and Raphaëlle Plantier
||MOPA (formerly Supinfocom-Arles), France
||Ignacio Juricic Merillán
||Carrera de Cine y TV Universidad de Chile, Chile
||The Animation Workshop, Denmark
||Tomáš Klein and Tomáš Merta
||FAMU Prague, Czech Republic
|The Wheel of Emotions
||La Fémis, France
|Ten Buildings Away
||עשרה רחובות, מאה עצים
||Minshar for Art, Israel
||Moscow School of New Cinema, Russia
||Héctor Silva Núñez
|To Return Until
||Ainahan ne palaa
||Aalto University-ELO Film School Helsinki Finland
||RITS School of Arts Brussels, Belgium
|Under the Sun
||日光之下 Ri guang zhi xia
||The VCA, Film & TV School, Melbourne University, Australia
International Critics' Week
The full selection for the International Critics' Week section was announced on 20 April 2015, at the section's website. The Anarchists, directed by Elie Wajeman, and Learn by Heart, directed by Mathieu Vadepied, were selected as the opening and closing films for the International Critics' Week section.
- Feature films
||Arab and Tarzan
||Trey Edward Shults
||Italy, France, United States, Germany
||Argentina, Brazil, France
|Sleeping Giant *
|Land and Shade *
||La tierra y la sombra
||César Augusto Acevedo
||Colombia, France, Netherlands, Chile, Brazil
|The Wakhan Front *
||Ni le ciel ni la terre
- Special screenings
- Short films
|Everything Will Be Okay
||Alles wird gut
||João Paulo Miranda Maria
|The Dragon's Demise
||La Fin de dragon
|The Fox Exploits the Tiger’s Might
||The Fox Exploits the Tiger’s Might
|Love Comes Later
||Love Comes Later
|Monsters Turn Into Lovers
||Jeunesse des Loups-Garous
|Too Cool for School
||Too Cool for School
The full selection for the Directors' Fortnight section was announced on 21 April 2015, at the section's website. In the Shadow of Women, directed by Philippe Garrel, and Dope, directed by Rick Famuyiwa were selected as the opening and closing films for the Directors' Fortnight section. Actua 1, a previously unseen 1968 short film directed by Garrel, preceded the screening of In the Shadow of Women.
- Feature films
|In the Shadow of Women
||L'Ombre des femmes
|My Golden Days
||Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse
||As 1001 Noites
|A Perfect Day
||A Perfect Day
||Fernando León de Aranoa
|Beyond My Grandfather Allende *
||Allende, mi abuelo Allende
||Marcia Tambutti Allende
|Embrace of the Serpent †
||El abrazo de la serpiente
||Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
||Deniz Gamze Ergüven
|Peace to Us in Our Dreams
||Peace to Us in Our Dreams
||Lithuania, France, Russia
|Songs My Brothers Taught Me *
||Songs My Brothers Taught Me
|The Here After *
||Magnus von Horn
||France, Poland, Sweden
|The Brand New Testament
||Le Tout Nouveau Testament
||Jaco Van Dormael
||Luxembourg, France, Belgium
- Short films
||Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagné
|Calme ta joie
||Calme ta joie
|The Broken Past
||El pasado roto
||Martín Morgenfeld and Sebastián Schjaer
||Elena López Riera
|A Few Seconds
||Nora El Hourch
||André Novais Oliveira
|Rate Me †
|The Exquisite Corpus
||The Exquisite Corpus
- Special screenings
ACID, an association of French and foreign film directors, demonstrates its support for nine films each year, seeking to provide support from filmmakers to other filmmakers. The full ACID selection was announced on 21 April 2015, at the section's website.
The full line-up for the Cannes Classics section was announced on 30 April 2015. Greek-French film director Costa-Gavras was announced as the guest of honor. In tribute to the recently deceased Portuguese film director, Cannes Classics screened Manoel de Oliveira's posthumous 1982 film Memories and Confessions. The film was previously unseen outside of Portugal.
- Tribute to Manoel de Oliveira
The main competition jury.
The full jury for the Main Competition was announced on 21 April 2015:
Un Certain Regard
Cinéfondation and short films
International Critics' Week
- Desiree Akhavan, American-Iranian film director and actress (President)
- Ava Cahen, French journalist
- Elli Mastorou, Belgian film journalist
- Nadia Turincev, French film producer
- Laëtitia Eïdo, French actress
Director and stars of Palme d'Or winner Dheepan
- In Competition
- Un Certain Regard
- First Prize – Share by Pippa Bianco
- Second Prize – Lost Queens by Ignacio Juricic Merillán
- Third Prize – The Return of Erkin by Maria Guskova and Victor XX by Ian Garrido López
- Golden Camera
- Short Films
- International Critics' Week
- Directors' Fortnight
- FIPRESCI Prize
- Ecumenical Jury
- L'Œil d'or Jury
- Queer Palm Jury
- Palm Dog Jury
- Prix François Chalais
- Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist
- Cannes Soundtrack Award
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