Cannes 2015: Icelandic movie Rams wins top A Certain Regard prize
Iceland's Rams by Grimur Hakonarson won the top prize in A Certain Regard, one of the sidebars at the Cannes Film Festival, which ends on Monday. The Pam d'Or will be announced at the closing ceremony.
Rams talks about two brothers, estranged for 40 years, who come together in a remote Icelandic valley when their rams are in danger of dying.
The High Sun by the Croatian helmer, Dalibor Matanic, won the Jury Prize, and the movie takes us through three different love stories in three different decades in two neighbouring Balkan villages.
The award for direction went to Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Journey to the Shore (Japan), a film that follows a young widow who is 'reunited' with her husband three years after his death.
The A Certain Talent Prize went to Corneliu Porumboiu's The Treasure -- about a man whose neighbour asks him to help find the treasure buried in his grandparents' garden.
The trophies for two debut works went to Nahid by Iran's Ida Panahandeh and India's Masaan by Neeraj Ghaywan.
(Gautaman Bhaskaran is covering the Cannes Film Festival for the 26th year.)