The Cannes Film Festival is considered the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The annual festival, held in the south of France, screens the year's greatest art-house pictures. The films screened at this exclusive festival celebrate the art of filmmaking and persistently challenge the standards of the craft.
This year's competition saw a surplus of outstanding new films. Sofia Coppola represented female directors everywhere when she became the second women to win the best director prize at the festival. The coveted grand prize, The Palme d'Or, went to Ruben Östlund's The Square, a cutting satirical film aimed at the world of modern art. Two British backed films, The Killing of a Sacred Deer (from the director of last year's outstanding film The Lobster) and You Were Never Really Here, tied for best screenplay, and You Were Never Really Here's star Joaquin Phoenix won best actor.
2017 Cannes Competition Winners
The Square - Ruben Östlund
Robin Campillo's 120 Beats Per Minute
Loveless - Andrey Zvyagintsev
Montparnasse Bienvenue - Léonor Sérraille
The Beguiled - Sofia Coppola
You Were Never Really Here - Lynne Ramsay
The Killing of Sacred Deer - Yorgos Lanthimos
In the Fade - Diane Kruger
You Were Never Really Here - Joaquin Phoenix
A Gentle Night - Qiu Yang
70th Anniversary Jury Prize
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