CANNES. And so the curtain has finally fallen on this 70th anniversary edition – rich in screenings and events – which brought together the cream of the film world in Cannes over these last 12 days. The event came to an end this evening on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, where Mistress of Ceremonies Monica Bellucci welcomed the Feature Film Jury presided by Pedro Almodóvar to announce the 2017 prize-winners. This year’s Palme d’or was screened at the end of the prize-giving ceremony to close the Festival, announced festival-cannes.com.
FEATURE FILMS – COMPETITION
The Square directed by Ruben Östlund
The Palme d’or was awarded by Juliette Binoche and Pedro Almodóvar.
70th ANNIVERSARY AWARD
The 70th Anniversary Award was awarded by Will Smith.
„I feel blessed to be able to work in this profession. The 70th celebration was incredible; it was the celebration of cinema and stories.” – Nicole Kidman, Video from Nashville, Tennessee.
120 Beats per Minute
(BPM – Beats Per Minute) directed by Robin Campillo
The Grand Prix was awarded by Costa-Gavras and Agnès Jaoui.
„This film can be thought of as a tribute to those who died and especially those who are living, who fought, were subjected to harsh treatment and who put their life on hold during this time. People are never as fine or as strong as when they come together.” – Robin Campillo.
BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE
Sofia Coppola for The Beguiled
The Best Director Prize was awarded by Fan BingBing and Gabriel Yared.
„I like to thank my father, who taught me to write and how to be a film director, and my mother, for teaching me how to be an artist. Thanks as well to Jane Campion, for being a role model and inspiring women to be directors.” - Sofia Coppola.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Joaquin Phoenix in You Were Never Really Here
The Best Performance by an Actor Prize was awarded by Jessica Chastain.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Diane Kruger in Aus dem Nichts (In The Fade) directed by Fatih Akin
The Best Performance by an Actress Prize was awarded by Irène Jacob and Paolo Sorrentino.
„Fatih, my brother, thank you for having believed in me; you gave me a strength that I never believed I could possess. I can’t receive this award without thinking of those who have been victims of terrorism. Please know that you are not forgotten.” – Diane Kruger.
Nelybov (Loveless) directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev
The Jury Prize was awarded by Maren Ade and Guillaume Gallienne.
„I’d like to thank all the members of the Jury, and one in particular: Will Smith. He really exists!” – Andrei Zvyagintsev.
BEST SCREENPLAY EX-ÆQUO
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou
for The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Lynne Ramsay for You Were Never Realily Here
The Best Screenplay Prize was awarded by Marisa Paredes and Park Chan-wook.
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SHORT FILMS – COMPETITION
Xiao Cheng Er Yue (A Gentle Night) directed by Qiu Yang
SPECIAL DISTINCTION BY THE JURY
Katto (The Ceiling) directed by Teppo Airaksinen
The Palme d’or and the Jury Special Mention for Shorts Films were awarded by Uma Thurman and Cristian Mungiu.
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UN CERTAIN REGARD
UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE
Lerd (A Man of Integrity) directed by Mohammad Rasoulof
PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS
Jasmine Trinca for Fortunata directed by Sergio Castellito
PRIZE FOR THE BEST POETIC NARRATIVE
Barbara directed by Mathieu Amalric
PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Sheridan for Wind River
Las Hijas de Abril (April’s Daughter) directed by Michel Franco
Jeune Femme (Montparnasse Bienvenüe) directed by Léonor Serraille presented as part of Un Certain Regard
The Caméra d’or Prize was awarded by Sandrine Kiberlain, President of the Caméra d’or Jury.