THE Cannes Film Festival 2018 will see 18 films battle it out for the prestigious Palme d'Or award in May 2018. But, who won the Palme d'Or and Grand Prix in 2017? Let's get the lowdown... Who who won the Palme d'Or and Grand Prix in 2017? The 70th Cannes Film Festival took place from 17 to 28 May 2017. The opening and closing ceremonies were hosted by Italian actress Monica Bellucci. The Palme d'Or was awarded to The Square, a Swedish film directed by Ruben Östlund. The film also served as the closing night film of the festival. The Grand Prix was award to BPM (Beats per Minute), a French film directed by Robin Campillo. The Palme d'Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and was introduced in 1955 by the festival's organising committee. The Grand Prix, an award bestowed by the jury of the festival, is the second-most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d'Or. What other films have won the Palme d'Or? Going back to 2000, the following films have … [Read more...] about Cannes Film Festival winners – who won the Palme d’Or and Grand Prix in 2017 and which movies have won the top prizes?
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In the newly released comedy “Godard Mon Amour,” Michel Hazanavicius’ playful flashback to France in the fateful year of 1968, a young Jean-Luc Godard (played by Louis Garrel) marches with an enormous crowd in Paris. Alongside him is the critic and filmmaker Michel Cournot, whose “Les Gauloises Bleues” is set to screen that May at the Cannes Film Festival.“Who cares about Cannes?” a Godard acquaintance yells, bursting into derisive laughter. “Only a fool would go this year, with all that’s going on now!”A lot was going on indeed. Millions of workers were on strike, and students were pouring into the streets, all in opposition to President Charles de Gaulle’s government. On the film side, directors like Godard were furious that the culture minister Andre Malraux had fired Henri Langlois, the revered founder of the Cinematheque Française — a decision that was ultimately reversed after filmmakers from Paris to … [Read more...] about In May 1968, the Cannes Film Festival ground to a halt. Fifty years later, it’s still sparking controversy
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The 65th Cannes film festival has handed out its top prize Palme d'Or to "Amour"(Love), as it wrapped up with a star-studded closing ceremony here on the rainy Sunday night in the French Riviera resort. 65th Cannes film festival near end with "Mud" Cannes film competition heating up The ceremony came after all stars walking on the soaked red carpet, as "The Artist" star and hostess Berenice Bejo said, "Nothing will stop the cinema, especially not the rain." Journalists were packed like sardines in a moderate-size wifi cafe on the third floor of the palace, highly concentrating on the awards announcement live broadcast on TV while bursting into applause and hails from time to time. Starring two French legendary stars both in their 80s, namely Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuel Riva, "Amour" tells a story of an old man looking after his frail wife hit by a stroke, with actress Isabelle Huppert as the daughter. It has been the second time for Haneke to win the Palme d'Or since his "The … [Read more...] about 65th Cannes film festival admires “Amour”
The 66th Cannes Film Festival drew its curtain down on Sunday evening after 12 days' competition with French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche's "La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1&2" ("Blue is the Warmest Colour") taking the prestigious Palme d'Or. The film, starring Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux, is a three-hour love story based on a graphic novel by Julie Maroh about a teenage girl who falls in love with a slightly older woman. It's about sexual awakening, heartbreak, and self-discovery. The runner-up award, the Grand Prix, was awarded to "Inside Llewyn Davis" directed by the Coen brothers, the winner of the 1991 Palme d'Or, who were absent from the closing ceremony. The Jury Prize went to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda for "Like Father, Like Son." Mexico's Amat Escalante won the best director prize for his film "Heli." Hollywood veteran Bruce Dern took the best actor prize for his performance in "Nebraska" and Argentine-born French Berenice Bejo was awarded the best … [Read more...] about 66th Cannes film festival closes, “La Vie d’Adele” wins Palme d’Or