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Swedish comedy 'The Square' wins top prize at Cannes

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Galeno Paniagua | 30 May, 2017, 03:58

Director Qiu Yang became the first Chinese filmmaker to win the prestigious Palme d'Or for best short film at the 70th Cannes Film Festival awards on Sunday. Shouting to the crowd, the Swedish director - who won the Palme d'Or for "The Square" - blew kisses to the jury, thanked all of his team, as well as his wife, and asked photographers and cameramen to turn around and take a picture of the audience.

"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.

"I'm overcome", Kruger said. I couldn't love it more.

"I do hope that when we include more female storytellers we will have more of the women that I recognise in my day to day life, ones that are proactive that have their own agencies, don't just react to the men around them, they have their own point of view".

On the festival's jury was actor, Jessica Chastain, who told reporters after the announcement that more women storytellers needed to be represented at film festivals.

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Three Hollywood actors Nicole Kidman, Diane Kruger and Joaquin Phoenix won accolades on the closing night of the world's biggest film festival.

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. "The Square", directed by Ruben Ostlund, won the Palme d'Or of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

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

Meanwhile, Sofia Coppola - who has previously helmed hits such as "The Virgin Suicides" and "Lost in Translation" - won the Best Director prize for "The Beguiled".

The movie features Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") and Dominic West ("The Wire") in small roles viciously lampooning the self-important art world.

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After winning, Ostlund said: "I think my first reaction was "oh my God, how fantastic".

Warmly received when it screened at Cannes, "120 battements par minute" follows the early years of the AIDS association "Act Up" in Paris, focusing on the group's activists and their work. "We aim to do a amusing movie and at the same time deal with important questions and I am super happy that they picked this film, of course", Östlund told Euronews.

The movie centres on Claes' character Christian, who runs a gallery that is preparing to stage a new exhibition.

The Swedish director was previously best known for Force Majeure, about a family ski trip rocked by a father's selfish reaction to an avalanche.

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