70th Cannes Film Festival ends - meet winners

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La Palme d’Or goes to Ruben Östlund for directing „The Square“
13:09, 29 May 2017



The 70th Cannes Film Festival has come to an end. This year’s Palme d’Or goes to: Ruben Östlund for directing „The Square“.

Palme d’Or: „The Square“

Swedish film is a dark satire of the contemporary art world. It was the surprise winner of the top Palme d´Or prize at the world´s biggest film festival, leaving even director Ruben Ostlund shocked as he picked up the award, shouting, "Oh my God, oh my God!"

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Grand Prix: ´120 Beats Per Minute´

"120 Beats Per Minute" wins second prize for its wrenching portrayal of a romance between two activists in the advocacy group ACT UP. The moving drama directed by Robin Campillo is set in Paris at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s. The film wins critical acclaim and another three awards.


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Jury Prize: ´Loveless´

"Loveless" comes in third. Directed by the Russian Andrei Zvyagintsev, "Loveless" is a bleak tale of a middle-class couple in Moscow looking to offload their child as they go through a bitter divorce. Zvyagintsev, being a Kremlin critic, offers a stinging critique of modern Russian society, depicting a country obsessed with consumerism and its smartphones.

Other award winners included Diane Kruger as best actress in „In the Fade“, Joaquin Phoenix as best actor in „You were never really here“, Nicole Kidman for the 70th Anniversary prize or Sofia Coppola as best director of „The Beguiled“.

Related: Russia’s laureate of Cannes Film Festival comments on situation in Ukraine

The 10-day by invitation-only festival attracted not only celebrities, the film industry and press, but also the world’s most fascinating luxury brands and their guests. 

As it was reported earlier, French-Ukrainian-Polish-Lithuanian film Frost about the events in Donbas got ovations on the first show of the film. a French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis performed a military journalist in the $1.4 million film.

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