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Sofia Coppola second woman to win Best Director at Cannes

Sofia Coppola second woman to win Best Director at Cannes

Meanwhile, Park Chan Wook is known for films such as "Oldboy", which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004, "Joint Security Area", and "Thirst", which won the Cannes Jury Prize in 2009.

This year, there are three women directors in the competition category of the Cannes festival out of a total of 19 films.

The jury also presented a special prize to Kidman to celebrate the festival's 70th anniversary.

Today, the German star took home the Best Actress prize for her part in Fatih Akin's In the Fade, a politically charged thriller that charts the aftermath of a hate crime in Berlin.

The Square is a satirical drama about the world of modern art and centers around a successful curator as he prepares for a large exhibition.

Swedish film "The Square", a dark satire of the contemporary art world, was the surprise victor of the top Palme d'Or prize at the world's biggest film festival.

The Pianist director's forthcoming film is about a writer and her obsessive admirer, with whom she gets involved after publishing a new book. If this clip from The Square is any indication, his latest film also delivers.

It's lack of success should have come as no surprise, given that Almodovar said at the start of the festival that the Palme d'Or should not go a movie that would not be given a theatrical release. He apologized for his appearance, saying the prize was "totally unexpected".




Best screenplay was a joint victory between Yorgos Lanthimos' A Killing Of A Sacred Deer, starring Nicole, and Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here, while Andrey Zvyagintsev won the jury prize for Loveless.

"Any work that I did was linked to the work of Lynne Ramsay", the film's British director, Phoenix said, before apologising for his tuxedo-and-trainers look at the gala ceremony.

"And I really liked Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories, which I thought was his most mellow film in a long time".

Here are the winners from the 2017 Cannes film festival, as chosen Sunday by a star-studded jury led by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. "I'm not sure if it's the film to win Haneke his third Palme d'Or".

His AIDS drama "120 Beats Per Minute" earned some of the best reviews of the festival.

The Palme d'Or results will be announced this evening.

Netflix had two movies in competition for the first time but faced blowback from critics who argue that online streaming is destroying cinema distribution and with it the magic of the big-screen experience.