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Farrell's black comedy Lobster snaps up Jury Prize at Cannes

By Staff Reporter

An Irish co-production - The Lobster - has netted the prestigious Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

The black comedy, which stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, was filmed in Co Kerry last year.

It received rave reviews from the critics at Cannes and yesterday scooped the Jury Prize - the biggest coup for the Irish at the festival since Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes The Barley won the top prize Palme D'Or in 2006.

Meanwhile, a tale of Tamil refugees struggling to begin a new life on a violent and drug-infested French housing estate was the surprise winner of the top prize. French film Dheepan won the Palme d'Or for director Jacques Audiard.

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