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'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof's "A Man of Integrity" won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival, beating a diverse worldwide selection of 17 other titles to the honor.

The movie features Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Dominic West (The Wire) in small roles viciously lampooning the self-important art world.

And it was Coppola's star-studded remake of "The Beguiled" that earned her the best director prize. Sofia is the second female director to have ever won the prestigious award, the first being Yuliya Solntseva for her film The Chronicle of Flaming Years back in 1961.

Two Russian films that do not show their country in a very flattering light have impressed critics: "Loveless", the story of a couple on the point of divorce when their 12-year-old son goes missing, and "A Gentle Creature", about a woman's nightmarish journey to her husband's Siberian prison.

Phoenix won best actor for his performance in the thriller You Were Never Really Here, while Kruger won best actress for her role in Fatih Akin's In The Fade. The award recognizes a strong film that missed out on the Palme d'Or.

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Cannes competition jury President, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, announced the victor of the festival's top prize at a glittering closing ceremony held at the Lumiere Grand Theatre last night.

Kidman wasn't at the French Riviera ceremony on Sunday night but sent a video message from her home in Nashville, Tennessee. "Merci beaucoup madames et monsieurs!"

While her film didn't nab the coveted Palme d'Or Award, this is still a great sign for 'The Beguiled' when it heads into Oscar season.

Phoenix also won the best actor prize for You Were Never Really Here and looked genuinely surprised when it was announced that he had won.

"This film is an homage to those who died but also those who survived and are still alive, who had so much courage", said the movie's director, former ACT UP member Robin Campillo. He added, looking down at his sneakers (footwear usually a no-no on the red carpet), "As you can see from my shoes, I don't wear leather".

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He apologised for his appearance, saying the prize was "totally unexpected".

Screening of the film "120 battements par minute" (120 Beats Per Minute) in competition - Cannes, France.

Almodovar said: "We did our work".

There were no prizes for the first Netflix releases selected to be in competition for the Palme d'Or: Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" and Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories".

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