CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 28: (From 4th L) Robin Campillo winner of the Grand Prix for the movie “120 Beats Per Minute” (120 Battements Par Minute), Joaquin Phoenix winner of the award for Best Actor for his part in the movie “You Were Never Really Here”, Lynne Ramsey winner of the award for Best Screenplay for the movie “You Were Never Really Here”, Yorgos Lanthimos winner of the award for Best Screenplay for the movie ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Ruben Oustland winner of the Palme d’Or for the movie “The Square, Diane Kruger winner of the award for best actress for her part in the movie “In The Fade” (Aus Dem Nichts) and President of the Camera d’Or jury Sandrine Kiberlain, Leonor Serraille winner of the Camera d’Or for the movie “Jeune Femme”, actress Laetitia Dosch and Juliette Binoche pose on stage at the Closing Ceremony during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 28, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Cannes 2017 Ends on a High Note

The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival came to a close on the same wave length as it started – as a celebration of innovation, diversity and inclusion.

With women featuring prominently in this year’s line-up, it was only natural that they left a mark on the final choices, with Sofia Coppola (best director), Lynne Ramsay (best screenplay), Léonor Serraille (Caméra d’Or) and Chloe Zhao (Directors Fortnight) winning behind the camera, Jasmine Trinca taking the Un Certain Regard solitary acting award, and Nicole Kidman winning pretty much the whole festival, with four powerhouse performances that earned her the special 70th Anniversary Award.

RECAP our coverage of this historic festival, and READ our exclusive interview with Nicole Kidman, Queen of Cannes.

Critics’ Week

Makala (dir. Emmanuel Gras) and Gabriel and the Mountain (dir. Felipe Barbosa)


Directors Fortnight

The Rider (dir. Chloe Zhao) and A Ciambra (dir. Jonas Carpignano)


Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard Award: A Man of Integrity, Mohammad Rasoulof

Best Director: Taylor Sheridan, Wind River

Jury Prize: Michel Franco, April’s Daughter

Best Performance: Jasmine Trinca, Fortunata

Award for Poetry of Cinema: Mathieu Amalric, Barbara


Main competition

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 (Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou) and You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay from Jonathan Ames’  novel)

Jury prize

Loveless (dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev)

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

Palme d’Or

The Square (dir: Ruben Östlund)