Cannes 2017: The Square Wins Palme d’Or Cannes 2017: The Square Wins Palme d’Or
In a shocking twist-of-fate, the Jury – under the presidency of director Pedro Almodóvar – have named Ruben Östlund’s scathing satire, The Square, as the 2017... Cannes 2017: The Square Wins Palme d’Or

In a shocking twist-of-fate, the Jury – under the presidency of director Pedro Almodóvar – have named Ruben Östlund’s scathing satire, The Square, as the 2017 Palme d’Or recipient.

Many had placed bets on 120 Beats Per Minute, and festival favourite, Loveless, for top-prize glory, but the brilliantly acidic comedy starring Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and Claes Bang went on to snatch the Best Film honour.

Read our The Square review here 

The full list of winners from the 70th Festival de Cannes can be found below.

2017 Main Competition winners: 

Palme d’Or: Ruben Östlund – The Square
Grand Prix: Robin Campillo – 120 Beats Per Minute
Jury Prize: Andrey Zvyagintsev – Loveless
Best Director: Sofia Coppola – The Beguiled
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here
Best Actress: Diane Kruger – In the Fade
Best Screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos – The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here
Camera d’Or:
 Léonor Sérraille – Jeune Femme
Short Film Palme d’Or: Qiu Yang – A Gentle Night
Special 70th Anniversary Award: Nicole Kidman

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

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