Winners // 70th CANNES FILM FESTIVAL



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

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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