And so the curtain has finally fallen on this 70th anniversary edition – rich in screenings and events – which brought together the cream of the film world in Cannes over these last 12 days. The event came to an end this evening on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, where Mistress of Ceremonies Monica Bellucci welcomed the Feature Film Jury presided by Pedro Almodóvar to announce the 2017 prize-winners. This year's Palme d’or was screened at the end of the prize-giving ceremony to close the Festival.
FEATURE FILMS - COMPETITION
THE SQUARE directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND The Palme d'or was awarded by Juliette Binoche and Pedro Almodóvar.
70th ANNIVERSARY AWARD
The 70th Anniversary Award was awarded by Will Smith.
120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE (BPM – Beats Per Minute) directed by Robin CAMPILLO
The Grand Prix was awarded by Costa-Gavras and Agnès Jaoui.
BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE
Sofia COPPOLA for THE BEGUILED The Best Director Prize was awarded by Fan BingBing and Gabriel Yared.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Joaquin PHOENIX in YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE directed by Lynne RAMSAY The Best Performance by an Actor Prize was awarded by Jessica Chastain.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Diane KRUGER in AUS DEM NICHTS (In The Fade) directed by Fatih AKIN
The Best Performance by an Actress Prize was awarded by Irène Jacob and Paolo Sorrentino
NELYUBOV (Loveless) directed by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV
The Jury Prize was awarded by Maren Ade and Guillaume Gallienne.
BEST SCREENPLAY EX-ÆQUO
Yorgos LANTHIMOS and Efthimis FILIPPOU for THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
Lynne RAMSAY for YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
The Best Screenplay Prize was awarded by Marisa Paredes and Park Chan-wook.
SHORT FILMS - COMPETITION
XIAO CHENG ER YUE (A Gentle Night) directed by QIU Yang
SPECIAL DISTINCTION BY THE JURY
KATTO (The Ceiling) directed by Teppo AIRAKSINEN
The Palme d'or and the Jury Special Mention for Shorts Films were awarded by Uma Thurman and Cristian Mungiu.
UN CERTAIN REGARD
UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE
LERD (A Man of Integrity) directed by Mohammad RASOULOF
PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS
JASMINE TRINCA for FORTUNATA directed by Sergio CASTELLITTO
PRIZE FOR THE BEST POETIC NARRATIVE
BARBARA directed by Mathieu AMALRIC
PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTION
Taylor SHERIDAN for WIND RIVER
LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL (April's Daughter) directed by Michel FRANCO
JEUNE FEMME (Montparnasse Bienvenüe) directed by Léonor SERRAILLE presented as part of UN CERTAIN REGARD
The Caméra d'or Prize was awarded by Sandrine Kiberlain, President of the Caméra d'or Jury.
PAUL EST LÀ (Paul Is Here) directed by Valentina MAUREL
HEYVAN (AniMal) directed by Bahram & Bahman ARK
DEUX ÉGARÉS SONT MORTS (Two Youths Died) directed by Tommaso USBERTI
The CST Jury decided to award the VULCAIN PRIZE FOR ARTIST-TECHNICIAN to: Josefin ASBERG for her remarkable artistic contribution to match the inventiveness of the film THE SQUARE.
The Jury and the 2017 winners © Alberto Pizzoli / AFP