Included 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 dOr 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 dOr 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
The Square (dir: Ruben Östlund)
Diane Kruger, In the Fade (dir: Fatih Akin)
Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)
Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled
120 Beats per Minute (dir: Robin Campillo)
70th Anniversary prize
Caméra d’Or (best first feature)
Jeune Femme (Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) (dir: Léonor Serraille)
Best short film
A Gentle Night (dir: Qiu Yang)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir: Yorgos Lanthimos); You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)
Loveless (dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev)
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