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CANNES 2015/PALME D’OR DHEEPAN by Jacques Audiard. It is fair to say that the three pillars of political history in France "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity" are quite shaken nowadays with the constant growth of extreme-right groups advocating in favor of ideas such as xenophobia, reduction of social benefits and antisemitism and the frightening increase in the number of followers that they find, not only in the political scenario, but also amongst the people. Yes, French society is sick again. On the social diseases that plagued the country during the period that predicted the French Revolution, Montesquieu - the French political-philosopher - wrote the novel "Persian Letters", in which two foreigners travel through France pointing out with a critical eye the inequality and lack of liberty and fraternity that corroded society at the time. Jump cut to Cannes 2015, where French philosopher and filmmaker Jacques Audiard will premiere "Dheepan", his latest movie loosely inspired by the work of Montesquieu, that tells the story of an immigrant that escapes the civil war in Sri Lanka, just to find in modern-day France the same hate that he ran from in his country. The political appeal of the director's movies has always found home in the festival. "Dheepan" is the fourth movie from the director to run for the Palme D'Or, following "A self-made hero" (1996), "Rust and bone" and "A prophet" (2009) which guaranteed the award to Audiard. A good bet for this year's winner. - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes Film Festival 2015