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ICannes Film Festivalncluded are the usual cheesy publicity stunts, French Riviera glamour -- and ultimately a serious promotion of film known the world over as Cannes.

This year, the official lineup was announced in April as the landmark 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The two-week festival culminates in top prizes awarded during the finale, held this year on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Notable films in the 2017 Cannes lineup include Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell (a remake of the 1971 film that starred Clint Eastwood.)

Also in competition is “You Were Never Really Here,” starring Joaquin Phoenix as a war veteran who attempts to save a girl from a sex trafficking ring; Another top film vying for Palme d'Ore glory is “Good Time,” a comedy by the brothers Benny and Josh Safdie, starring Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Meanwhile, check out the full list of this year's Cannes ultimate winners.

Palme d'Or winner: The Square

Sofia Coppola wins Best Director for The Beguiled.

Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor for You Were Never Really There.

All about Cannes

Since the first festival was organized in 1946, the major Cannes Film Festival award has been the Palme d’Or or Golden Palm (known as the Grand Prix until 1955) for best film.

Other awards include best direction, best screenplay, best actor, best actress, the Grand Jury Prize, the Special Jury Prize, the Critics Award, and the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film.

Notable American entries that went on to receive top honors at Cannes have included Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), the Coen brothers' Barton Fink, (1991) and Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994).

More recently, the 2005 festival created a worldwide stir when incendiary director Michael Moore won the Palme d'Or for his documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11.


2017 Cannes Film Festival Winners

Palme d’Or
The Square (dir: Ruben Östlund)

Best actress
Diane Kruger, In the Fade (dir: Fatih Akin)

Best actor
Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)

Best director
Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled

Grand Prix
120 Beats per Minute (dir: Robin Campillo)

70th Anniversary prize
Nicole Kidman

Caméra d’Or (best first feature)
Jeune Femme (Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) (dir: Léonor Serraille)

Best short film
A Gentle Night (dir: Qiu Yang)

Best screenplay
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir: Yorgos Lanthimos); You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)

Jury prize
Loveless (dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev)


More about the Cannes Film Festival around the Web

Around the Web, check out this year's movie fest with the Cannes film lineup, related pictures, video clips, and industry gossip about the planet's most covered and controversial homage to film ...

Cannes Film Festival - The English language version of the official site featuring news, press releases, entry information, photos and video reports, interviews and year-by-year retrospectives, related resources.

Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide - The inside track on what to do and see for the beginner, including info on celeb-spotting, photo gallery, the latest news, FAQ.

Palme d'Or - Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia with the full rundown of Cannes' top prize winners from its earliest days to the present - listed by year, film, director and country.

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