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French triumph at Cannes 2015 with Jacques Audiard, author of Dheepan, who won the Palme d’Or, and other two very important Palme assigned to as many French movies: the best actress prize given to Emmanuelle Bercot (and Rooney Mara) and the best actor prize to Vincent Lindon.

Dheepan, awarded as best film, is about a trio of Sri Lankans (a man, a young woman and a child) who pretend to be a family in order to flee their war-torn country and are settled in a violent housing project outside Paris.

Italy remained disappointed: despite three valid film-makers (Paolo Sorrentino with Youth, Nanni Moretti with Mia Madre and Mattero Garrone with Il racconto dei racconti), Italy did not manage to get any award this year. The defeat was commented with few words by Coen brothers, jury presidents: “we didn’t have awards for everyone”.

The 68th Cannes Film Festival Edition is an internationally renowned event strongly involving people on Internet: SocialMeter monitored the tweets trend in May and registered more than 440.000 posts and 50.900 pictures shared overall by about 165.000 users, related to the keywords @Festival_Cannes e #Cannes2015.

The most frequent hashtags? On the top there is #redcarpet (11.734 tweets including this word), #Cannes, #CannesFilmFestival, #insidecannes and #photocall, referring to the pictures taken of the stars during the Festival.

The hashtags referring to some of the films or actors in the competition are also quite recurring, for example #Youth, #marioncotilliard, o #chopard, official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. The most mentioned accounts are @Festival_Cannes, @lorealparis (L’Oreal is the official make up company of the Festival), @iansomerhalder (partecipating the Festival to watch Youth by Sorrentino), @KendallJenner (a model who came to the Festival), @JPGaultier (Jean Paul Gaultier is one of the jittery member).