70th edition of one of the world’s greatest film festival is over. Ironically, Cannes has become more about the fashion than the movies for the world. But the number of awesome films showcased there keeps the integrity of the Festival intact. Pedro Almodovar headed this year’s Jury that included Hollywood stars Will Smith & Jessica Chastain.
Sofia Coppola became only the second woman in history to win best director for her battle-of-the-sexes drama ‘The Beguiled’ with Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell.
Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix got best actor for ‘You Were Never Really Here’. Reminding that it is not the win of the mainstream over such a prestigious film fest but the win of content over mainstream cinema, the Cannes 2017 concluded with pride.
Here are the winners from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival:
Palme: The Square by Ruben Östlund
70th Anniversary Tribute Prize: Nicole Kidman
Grand Prix: 120 Beats Per Minute by Robin Campillo
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix for You Were Never Really Here
Best Actress: Diane Kruger for In the Fade
Best Director: Sofia Coppola for The Beguiled
Best Script: The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Yorgos Lanthimos AND You Were Never Really Here by Lynne Ramsay
Jury Award: Loveless by Andrei Zvyagintsev
Best Short Film: A Gentle Night by Qui Yang
Camera d’Or (First Film): Jeune Femme by Léonor Sérraille