The big winners of the 70th Cannes Film Festival were announced and Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Palme d’Or for his film, The Square. The film by the Force Majeure director is a satire of the art world and stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West. Pedro Almodovar’s jury, which included the likes of Jessica Chastain, Will Smith, and Paolo Sorrentino, also named Sophia Coppola best director for The Beguiled, a remake of the 1971 Civil War drama-thriller. Coppola made history as the second female filmmaker to take the Best Director prize since 1961 when Yuliya Solntseva won for The Story of the Flaming Years. Other winners included Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer as well as Joaquin Phoenix for his role in You Were Never Really Here and Diane Kruger for In The Fade. Nicole Kidman, who is certainly the MVP of the festival with four projects at the fest, earned a special 70th anniversary prize while Un Certain Regard winners included Mohammad Rasoulof’s A Man of Integrity and Tyler Sheridan’s Wind River. See the complete list of winners below.
Palme d’Or: THE SQUARE
Grand Prix: BEATS PER MINUTE (BPM)
Jury Prize: LOVELESS
70th Anniversary Prize: Nicole Kidman
2017 Un Certain Regard winners:
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer