The Cannes Film Festival granted its pined for Palme d'Or honor to Ruben Ostlund's Swedish parody The Square on Sunday, while Sofia Coppola turned out to be just the second lady to win the best chief honor.
"Oh my god! OK,” - the Swedish filmmaker shouted after he limited onto the phase to gather the prestigious Palme, in an uncommon and fairly astonishing win for a comedy.
In The Square, Claes Bang plays a museum director whose manicured life starts to disentangle after a progression of occasions that irritated his, and the museum's, quiet harmony. The motion picture's title originates from a craftsmanship establishment that Bang's character is preparing, which welcomes any individual who enters a little square to be benevolent and liberal.
The film's parody and investigation of good issues finished in one of the celebration's most attractive scenes. A ripped, snorting man putting on a show to be a gorilla miracles a dark tie supper for the exhibition hall, sniffing participants and dragging a lady by the hair.
The president of the Cannes jury, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, praised the film for exploring the “dictatorship” of political correctness and those confined by it.
“They live in a kind of hell because of that,” Almodovar said.
Coppola won best director for The Beguiled, her revamp of Don Siegel's 1971 Civil War show about a Union fighter hanging out in a Southern young ladies' school. Hailed as Coppola's most women's activist work yet, the revamped thriller told from a more female perspective stars Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst, with Colin Farrell playing the injured fighter.
Diane Kruger was regarded for her execution in Fatih Akin's In the Fade. She played a German lady whose child and Turkish spouse are murdered in a bomb assault. The film implies a progression of real killings that shook Germany six years back, when it became exposed that police had invested more energy researching the conceivable horde associations of transient casualties than the indications of the far-right plot in the end revealed.
“I cannot accept this award without thinking about anyone who has ever been affected by an act of terrorism and who is trying to pick up the pieces and go on living after having lost everything,” the actress said. “Please know that you are not forgotten.”
The French AIDS drama 120 Beats Per Minute won the Grand Prize from the jury. The award recognizes a powerful film that missed out on the Palme d’Or.
Directed by Robin Campillo, the co-screenwriter of the Palme d’Or-winning film The Class, the movie fixates on the lobbyist bunch ACT UP in Paris in the 1990s amid the AIDS emergency.
The film's docu-show retelling of that difficult period, consolidated with a prospering soul of solidarity for the gay group, earned it a portion of the best surveys of the festival.
Almodovar said: “I loved the movie.”
The jury also awards a special prize to Kidman to celebrate the festivals the 70th anniversary.
The complete list of winners from the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival:
2017 Main Competition winners:
“The Square”, director: Ruben Ostlund
Special 70th Anniversary Prize
“120 Beats Per Minute”, director: Robin Campillo
Sofia Coppola, “The Beguiled”
Joaquin Phoenix, “You Were Never Really Here”
Diane Kruger, “In The Fade”
“Loveless”, director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou, “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer”
Lynne Ramsay, “You Were Never Really Here”
Short Film Palme d’Or
“A Gentle Night”, director: Qui Yang
Special Mention: “The Ceiling”, director: Teppo Airaksinen
“Jeune Femme”, director: Leonor Serraille
2017 Un Certain Regard winners:
Un Certain Regard Prize: Mohammad Rasoulof – “A Man of Integrity”
Best Actress: Jasmine Trinca – “Fortunata”
Best Poetic Narrative: Mathieu Amalric – “Barbara”
Best Direction: Taylor Sheridan – “Wind River”
Jury Prize: Michel Franco – “April’s Daughter”
2017 International Critics Week winners:
Nespresso Grand Prize: Emmanuel Gras – “Makala”
France 4 Visionary Award: Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa – “Gabriel and the Mountain”
Leica Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film: Laura Ferrés – “Los Desheredados”
Gan Foundation Support for Distribution Award: Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa – “Gabriel and the Mountain”
SACD Award: Léa Mysius – “Ava”
Canal+ Award: Aleksandra Terpińska – “The Best Fireworks”
2017 Director’s Fortnight winners:
Art Cinema Award: Chloé Zhao – “The Rider”
SACD Award: Claire Denis – Let the Sunshine In, Philippe Garrel – “Lover for a Day”
Europa Cinemas Label Award: Jonas Carpignano – “A Ciambra”
Illy Prize for Short Film: Benoit Grimalt – “Back to Genoa City”