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Ostlund's "The Square" wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Ostlund's

"The Square" won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday (28.05.17).

Mocking modern male identities and political correctness, director Ruben Östlund shouted "Oh my god, oh my god!" when he took to the stage to accept one of the most coveted prizes in filmmaking. Coppola is only the second female director to be celebrated in Cannes' 70-year history, following in the footsteps of Yuliya Solntseva, who won the award for Chronicle of Flaming Years back in 1961.

"I'm overcome", Kruger said.

The annual Cannes Film Festival kicked off last night and celebs were out in full style force.

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Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix nabbed best actor for his turn as a hammer-wielding hitman in You Were Never Really Here. Kruger then closed her short, emotional speech by invoking real victims of terrorism: "Please know that you're not forgotten". She sent a video message from Nashville saying she was "devastated" for not being present at the event.

Jane Campion is now the only woman to have ever won the festival's highest and most prestigious honour, the Palme d'Or, for her film The Piano in 1993-an award she shared with a co-winner that night, Chen Kaige, for Farewell, My Concubine.

Britain's Daily Telegraph described it as the "feel-worst" film at Cannes in a year where feel-good movies were thin on the ground.

Jury members also included Men in Black star Will Smith, South Korean director Park Chan-wook, Chinese star Fan Bingbing, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, French actress and writer Agnes Jaoui and composer Gabriel Yared.

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Directed by Robin Campillo, the co-screenwriter of the Palme d'Or-winning film "The Class", the movie centers on the activist group ACT UP in Paris in the 1990s during the AIDS crisis.

"She loves me", Emily captioned the sensual footage.

Fake crying, he said in French, "merci beaucoup madames et monsieurs".

French daily Liberation called the picks "disappointing", having plumped for 120 Beats Per Minute, although Britain's Guardian hailed the selection as "a launching pad for a clutch of excellent films". The film opened the Cannes film competition program and received the highest score from Screen's critics. It's lack of success should have come as no surprise, given that Almodovar said at the start of the festival that the Palme d'Or should not go a movie that would not be given a theatrical release.

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