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Swedish film, The Square wins Golden Palm at Cannes

Swedish film, The Square wins Golden Palm at Cannes

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On the final day of the 70th film festival of Cannes, the jury, under the presidency of Pedro Almodóvar the Golden Palm awarded to the Swedish satire The Square of Ruben Östlund.

The Square is about the curator of a museum filled with grotesque and pretentious conceptual art. His life takes an unprecedented turn when he used his mobile phone to lose.

Östlund sets issues about morality, masculinity and hypocrisy. It yielded a successful combination of comedy, thriller and surrealism. It is the first Golden Palm for Sweden.

This year dongen nineteen entries to the coveted award. Including two movies that are not on the big screen in the cinema to see, but only on Netflix. Almodóvar showed himself to be a fervent opponent.

Other awards

Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for his starring role in the thriller You Were Never Really Here.

The prize for best actress went to Diana Kruger for her performance in the German neo-nazi drama In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts), directed by Fatih Akin.

The American Sofia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, was honored as best director, thanks to her work on the historical film The Beguiled.

The aids drama 120 battements par minute of the Frenchman, Robin Campillo got the Big Prize.

The Jury award was for the Russian, Andrei Zviagintsjev for his family drama Neljoebov (Loveless).

The award for the best script went to two films: The Killing of a Sacred Deer with Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, and You Were Never Really Here of the Scottish Lynne Ramsay.

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