Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival – The Square Wins Top Price, Sofia Coppola Grabs Best Director Award

The 70th Cannes Film Festival was equipped with some surprising moment and the top among those was when movie The Square, directed by Ruben Ostlund, was announced winner of the top prize even though it has not been a critical favorite.

One of the juries, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, said The Square was a rich and completely contemporary tale about such dictatorship that was politically correct.

Sofia Coppola became the best director for the remake movie The Beguiled of a Southern gothic that has been set during the Civil War. The main casts are Colin Farrel and Nicole Kidman.

The Cannes festival has been birth of several wonderful movies and some of those are really mesmerizing, said director of All About My Mother and Julieta.

The Winning List

Palme d’Or: The Square
Grand Prix: BPM (Beats per Minute)
Jury prize: Andrey Zvyagintsev, Loveless
70th anniversary award: Nicole Kidman
Best director: Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled
Best actress: Diane Kruger, In the Fade
Best actor: Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here
Best screenplay: Joint winners Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Lynne Ramsay for You Were Never Really Here
Camera d’Or (best debut film): Leonor Serraille, Jeune Femme
Short film prize: A Gentle Night, Qiu Yang

Other who chaired jury included South Korean director Park Chan-wook, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, French writer and actress Anges Jaoui, composer Gabriel Yared, Men in Black star Will Smith and Chinese star Fan Bingbing.

Ostlund said her first reaction after winning the top prize was oh my God, how fantastic.