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Cannes (France) (AFP) - 18:53 GMT - Being on the jury - Xavier Dolan, a Canadian director prodigy still in his twenties but with a number of feature films already to his name, says being on the jury this year has changed the way he thinks about cinema.
A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building new lives, "Dheepan", captured the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. As countries around the world grapple with an influx of people fleeing global crises, a jury led by Hollywood filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen chose the gritty picture about Sri Lankan asylum-seekers by acclaimed French director Jacques Audiard among 19 international contenders. "To receive a prize from the Coen brothers is something pretty exceptional," Audiard said, clutching the trophy.