Sofia Coppola becomes second woman to win Cannes director prize

"The Square" is set in Stockholm, and focuses on the chief curator of a contemporary museum, a well heeled Christian who seeks revenge after his wallet and phone are stolen. "Thank you to my father, who taught me about writing and directing and for sharing his love of cinema, and to my mother for encouraging me to be an artist", Coppola, who was not present for the ceremony, said via written statement.

Australian actor Nicole Kidman won the Cannes film festival's 70th Anniversary Award. "Merci beaucoup madames et monsieurs!"

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". "This was totally unexpected, as you can see from my shoes".

The film, a savagely amusing takedown of political correctness and the things we choose to hang in art galleries, had premiered to strong reviews - but even director Ruben Ostlund was shocked as he picked up the award, shouting, "Oh my God, oh my God!"

The award for the Best Screenplay was shared by Scottish director Lynne Ramsay for "You Were Not Really Here" and Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos for "The Killing of a Sacred Deer".

One of the frontrunners in the Palme d'Or race, Andrei Zvyagintsev's Nelyubov (Loveless), an unflinchingly acidic portrait of urban Russian Federation hinging on an estranged couple and their missing son, had to settle for a Jury Prize.

Jury member Smith made the best of the situation, pretending to be Kidman.

LeBron James calls his pursuit of Michael Jordan a 'personal goal'
In the last meeting, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving came to life in the second half to pilot the Cavaliers to a 112-99 victory. Given their bevy of assets and promising young players, the Celtics are in good position to be a strong team for quite some team.

But he appeared emotional when discussing how much he had loved Grand Prix victor BPM, which tells the story of activist group Act Up and the lack of government support for Aids sufferers in the 1990s.

She won for her film The Beguiled, which earned praise from Cannes judges. It is her first role in her native German.

Hailed as a "powerhouse performance" by Variety magazine, Kruger said the role had taken a huge emotional toll.

The big news from Cannes is that they revealed the list of winners in their various categories, including the coveted Palme d'Or, which went to Ruben Östlund's The Square.

Fellow jury member Will Smith was bubbly as ever, saying: "I'm ecstatic. For the most part, I was surprised with the representation of female characters on screen in these films".

And while the underrepresentation of female directors continues to be an issue at the festival, the few who were here were well rewarded by the jury headed by Pedro Almodovar.

Related News:

  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Will Not Include A Han/Leia Style Romance

    Each of these news nuggets fills in some blanks about the upcoming blockbuster, and we're hungry for as many as we can get. The new movie will be released (finally) on December 15 this year, and will apparently reveal a 'shocking truth'.
    Indore: CBSE result out: City schools improve on average

    Indore: CBSE result out: City schools improve on average

    Thomas Central School in Thiruvananthapuram topped in the differently abled category with 490 marks out of a maximum of 500 marks. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations will also declare its class XII and class X results on Monday at 3pm.
    Jorge Sampaoli: Argentina reach agreement with Sevilla to appoint boss

    Jorge Sampaoli: Argentina reach agreement with Sevilla to appoint boss

    Sampaoli leaves Sevilla having guided them to the top four but, for much of the season, this was a campaign that promised more. Sampaoli has said that he wants to coach his country's national team after leading Sevilla to a fourth-place finish in Spain.
  • Hamilton unsure if his cordial relationship with title rival Vettel will last

    Hamilton unsure if his cordial relationship with title rival Vettel will last

    Max Verstappen, who won the race previous year , retired after a first-lap clash with Kimi Räikkönen. If Valtteri had not touched Kimi, we all would have had enough room to get through that corner".
    Netanyahu says Jerusalem 'always Israel's capital'

    Netanyahu says Jerusalem 'always Israel's capital'

    Bibi leads a far-Right coalition that is totally opposed to a Palestinian state and the territorial concession required. Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House.

    Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

    Iran's President Rouhani also won a second term by garnering 57 percent of the votes in Friday's election. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced that his new government plans to double non-oil exports by 2022.
  • Cleveland Police Fire Officer Who Shot Tamir Rice

    Williams said the department now makes sure to read through all applicants' personnel files and employment history. Investigators say surveillance shows Tamir reaching toward his waistband and lifting up an outer garment.
    Top seed Kerber suffers historic French Open defeat

    Top seed Kerber suffers historic French Open defeat

    I have to find myself again and try to forget the clay season as soon as possible, and reset for the grass season again. Entering the match, Kerber had never won against a top 20 player at the event, with seven losses in seven matches.
    No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

    No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

    Crude calculations indicate that attaining 3 percent economic growth might reduce budget deficits by $3 trillion over a decade. The presidential budget now out cuts some of America's most important programs for disadvantaged families.
  • Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

    Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

    His Maryland lawyers are appealing in both state and federal court on the same grounds, and a hearing is set for next month. The Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that mandatory life sentences without parole are unconstitutional for juveniles.
    Cosatu bans Zuma from its meetings

    Cosatu bans Zuma from its meetings

    Cosatu has publicly called for Zuma to resign as head of state, saying he is not the right leader to lead and unite the ANC or the country.

    Rouhani dismisses Trump warning over Iran 'threat'

    He announced a new partnership with Muslim countries to work to cut off funding for terrorist organizations. Drive them out of your communities.


Most liked

Trudeau invites pope to Canada for Church apology to indigenous peoples
In 2015 a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada condemned the schools as a form of "cultural genocide". A spokesperson said Trudeau had a private drink with former prime minister Matteo Renzi on Monday evening.

United Nations court rules in favor Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence case
Since Jadhav's arrest a year ago in March, India asked Pakistan as many as 16 times for consular access to the Indian national. Giving credit to the PM for taking a risk to save an Indian citizen's life, he said the victory at Hague was a team effort.

French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court
Kvitova moves into the second round to face the victor of the match between Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Evgeniya Rodina. And the expectations are also from me really big because I know what I can do, what I did previous year .

Donald Trump Comes Home, Fires Up Twitter, Bashes Media & New Normal Resumes
He also criticized the media for its coverage of Republican Greg Gianforte's congressional victory in Montana. Trump then went back to Montana to complain about how little Gianforte's victory was covered in the media .

Understanding the "WannaCry" Ransomware Attack
What they are working on is reducing the size of updates so they are faster and cheaper to download in markets like South Africa. The WannaCry ransomware demanded a payment of about $300 or £230 in bitcoins after encrypting files.

Pentagon inquiry blames ISIS for civilian deaths in Mosul strike
The explosion collapsed the building and killed 101 people inside the structure and another four in a neighboring building. The Iraqi forces were close enough to have the structure under visual surveillance, Isler said.

Illinois, other states settle with Johnson & Johnson for $33 million
The recalls followed reports that the medicines had a unusual odor and that particles had been found in liquid medicines. It also requires the subsidiary to follow standard operating procedures when manufacturing mishaps occur.

Philippines' Duterte heads to Russian Federation in blow to US
Since taking power past year , Duterte has sought to improve ties with China that deteriorated under predecessor Benigno Aquino . It is but natural that when you talk about peace and when you talk about conflict, the word "war" may come up", Cayetano said.

Census: Texas has 4 of top 5 fastest growing large US cities
Additionally, each year the level of loss has deepened-from 357 residents in 2014 to 4,934 in 2015, to 8,638 this past year. Prior to Georgetown's top ranking in 2016, San Marcos was the country's fastest-growing city for three years in a row.

China, ASEAN agree on framework for S.China Sea code of conduct
The Chinese official admitted that "it is very hard to agree in all elements (of the draft COC framework) and it takes time ". That document saw all eleven parties pledge their commitment to eventually conclude a binding code of conduct.

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill
Scott said that from his vantage point, the proposal does not adequately address public safety and health concerns yet. Scott said he would send the bill back to the Legislature with suggestions to strengthen the bill to his liking.

Father of suspected Manchester bomber says son is innocent
Ariana Grande is suspending her world tour through June 5 following the Manchester Arena attack at her concert that left 22 dead. Police on Tuesday raided Abedi's house in Manchester , using a controlled explosion to blast down the door.

With the votes counted, what comes next for BC's minority government?
The B.C.Green leader pointed out that some of his party's preferred policy measures will take time to implement. Weaver said Wednesday he hopes to announce an agreement of some sort with another party as early as next week.

Conte wins LMA Manager of the year
Nigeria global , Victor Moses , has declared that he is keen to win a domestic double with Chelsea this season. Asked if he would be ready if selected by manager Arsene Wenger , Mertesacker responded: "I can not tell you".

Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing
The Dangerous Woman Tour is the third concert tour by Grande and supports her third studio album, " Dangerous Woman ". Police, however, have spoken only of "an improvised device" used in the attack .