winners//70th CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

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With a jury headed by director Pedro Almodovar, the 70th Cannes Film Festival ended with a bang, as satire The Square was named this year's Palme d'Or recipient.

This year's lineup featured an incredible roundup of pictures from international filmmakers and Hollywood heavyweights, including starring turns by Nicole Kidman (who appeared in four projects), Adam Sandler, Joaquin Phoenix, Diane Kruger, and Elle Fanning.

The Square, directed by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, earned mostly positive reviews. The film takes a satirical look at the art world, through the eyes of the real world. With a runtime of 142 minutes, this follow-up by Ostlund of critical favorite Force Majeure was somewhat of a surprise winner. Eventual Grand Prix winner, BPM (Beats Per Minute), was the film that was expected amongst critics to end up with the top prize.

Perhaps the most exciting win of the fest was Sofia Coppola'a Best Director win for The Beguiled. Coppola is only the second woman to ever win the award in the fest's 70-year history.

As for acting, Kruger won Best Actress for her role in In the Fade, her first starring role in a German-language film (Kruger is from Germany). Phoenix won Best Actor for You Were Never Really Here.

Kidman walked away with a special award recognizing her contributions.

This year's jury included Maren Ade, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Jaoui, Park Chan-wook, Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino, and Gabriel Yared.

Complete list of winners:

PALME D'OR
THE SQUARE
Ruben Ostlund, director

70TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD
Nicole Kidman

GRAND PRIX
BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
Robin Campillo, director

BEST DIRECTOR
Sofia Coppola
THE BEGUILED

BEST ACTOR
Joaquin Phoenix
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

BEST ACTRESS
Diane Kruger
IN THE FADE

JURY PRIZE
LOVELESS
Andrey Zvyagintsev, director

BEST SCREEPLAY
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou, writers

AND

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
Lynne Ramsay, writer

OTHER PRIZES

CAMERA D'OR
JEUNE FEMME
Leonor Serraille

SHORT FILMS PALME D'OR
XIAO CHENG ER YUE
Qiu Yang, director

SHORT FILMS SPECIAL MENTION
KATTO
Teppo Airaksinen, director

GOLDEN EYE DOCUMENTARY PRIZE
FACES PLACES
Agnes Varda, director

ECUMENICAL JURY PRIZE
RADIANCE
Naomi Kawase, director

UN CERTAIN REGARD

UN CERTAIN REGARD AWARD
A MAN OF INTEGRITY
Mohammad Rasoulof, director

BEST DIRECTOR
Taylor Sheridan
WIND RIVER

JURY PRIZE
Michael Franco
APRIL'S DAUGHTER

BEST PERFORMANCE
Jasmine Trinca
FORTUNATA

AWARD FOR POETRY OF CINEMA
Mathieu Amalric
BARBARA

DIRECTOR'S FORTNIGHT

ART CINEMA AWARD
THE RIDER
Chloe Zhao, director

SOCIETY OF DRAMATIC AUTHORS AND COMPOSERS PRIZE
LOVER FOR A DAY
Philippe Garrel, director

AND

LET THE SUNSHINE IN
Claire Denis, director

EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL
A CIAMBRA
Jonas Carpignano, director

CRITICS' WEEK

GRAND PRIZE
MAKALA
Emmanuel Gras, director

VISIONARY PRIZE
GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN
Fellipe Barbosa, director

SOCIETY OF DRAMATIC AUTHORS AND COMPOSERS PRIZE
AVA
Lea Mysius, director

FIPRESCI

COMPETITION
BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

UN CERTAIN REGARD
CLOSENESS
Kantemir Balagoc, director

DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT
THE NOTHING FACTORY
Pedro Pinho, director

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