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Who'll win? Cannes gears up for Palme d'Or prize night

Lamar Ellis | 29 May, 2017, 04:45

Swedish art world satire "The Square" on Sunday won the Cannes film festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or.

"The Square" is set in Stockholm, and focuses on the chief curator of a contemporary museum, a well heeled Christian who seeks revenge after his wallet and phone are stolen.

Sofia Coppola took home the prize for best director and became the second woman to win the award in Cannes history.

This year, at the festival's 70th anniversary, Khoo is serving jury duty alongside Academy Award-winning Moonlight director and co-writer Barry Jenkins.

In a stunning upset, the nine-member jury led by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and including Hollywood stars Jessica Chastain and Will Smith awarded the trophy to the movie's director, Ruben Ostlund. "Merci beaucoup madames et monsieurs!"

"I also really, really liked the Safdie brothers film Good Time", said Frosch.

Phoenix was recognized for his role in Lynne Ramsay's thriller "You Were Never Really Here".

In accepting the prize, she acknowledged anyone who, like her character, "has survived an act of terrorism and who is trying to pick up the pieces and go on living after having lost everything".

He apologised for his appearance, saying the prize was "totally unexpected".

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In its first surprise of the evening, the jury awarded a tie for screenplay to The Killing of a Sacred Deer (co-written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou) and Lynne Ramsay for You Were Never Really Here.

Meanwhile, Robin Campillo's 120 Beats Per Minute was named the Grand Prize victor, and the Jury Prize went to Andrey Zvyagintsev for Loveless.

The prestigious Palme d'Or is to be handed out, having been chosen from a selection of 19 films in competition.

The ceremony was hosted by Italian actress Monica Bellucci.

"If we want to make cinema walk tall again we have to put more complex questions into cinema", he said.

Qui Yang's A Gentle Night won the best short film award, while Teppo Airaksinen's Katto got a special mention in the same category.

"After watching 20 films in 20 days, the one thing I take away from this is how the world views women, and it was quite disturbing to me". Kaige had come to Cannes that year with "Farewell My Concubine".Campion, who is at the Cannes festival, considers the absence of other women filmmakers from the Palme d'Or list of winners, as " Insane".

Among those spotted on the Cannes red carpet ahead of the award ceremony was filmmaker Robin Campillo.

"In reviewing the film, Vanity Fair called 120 Beats Per Minute "a vital new gay classic", while Telegraph UK deemed it, a vitally erotic, moving ode to activism".

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