Their work was rewarded on stage at the Grand Théâtre Lumière, after which they faced journalists' questions for one final time. As the event comes to a close, we get the first reactions of the winners.
"The film has a happy ending because he agrees to what she wants. I liked this idea of a man accepting a woman's wishes. What interests me is the other person's perspective, and how we view the people that sell roses in restaurants. These people come from somewhere".
"I think that Europe is still haunted by the extermination of the Jews in Europe. In Hungary there were lots of deportations and I don't think that it is simply a page in history. I wanted to approach this issue from a new angle, and felt it was important to speak to the generation of survivors; there are fewer and fewer of them left".
"Once you reach a certain depth, it becomes about human beings, their way of life and what is becoming culture. And once it becomes about human beings, you are left with something universal."
"I wrote this script from a personal story, I wondered about the lives of the people who deal with such serious issues every day. So I mustn't forget to dedicate this award to my grandmother."
"You always try to do something different in a film, which makes it hard to achieve unanimous approval. So to win an award is extraordinary."
"When it comes to your true secrets, you need someone to draw them out. Stéphane Brizé brought out things in me that I wasn't even aware of myself. I feel like all the parts I have played prior to this one were all leading up to what I give in this role".
"She is remarkable, it's an honour to be here to pay tribute to her. Both actresses are extraordinary, it's thanks to them that the film works."
"Sharing the award means there's less weight on my shoulders. It's the third time I've won a prize at Cannes, and every time I share it, which is fine by me. I hope one day to play a role as wonderful as this one, but I won't hold my breath!"
"It's a film about the history, identity and memory of a people, there is a sense of progress."
"Fiction was an obvious choice"