Dominic West starring comedy wins the Palme d’Or at Cannes

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Swedish satirical comedy The Square has won the Palme D’or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The Wire‘s Dominic West and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss both star in the film, directed by Ruben Ostlund.

The Square takes its name from an art project launching in a Swedish museum. The museum’s chief curator is Christian, played by Danish star Claes Bang. The drama unfolds from an incident in which Christian’s wallet and phone are stolen as he’s on his way to work.

Swedish director Ruben Ostlund helmed 2014’s Force Majeure, which starred Game of Thrones’ Kristofer Hivju and had similarities in tone to his latest work. He was of course thrilled to win the prestigious prize at Cannes for The Square:

Meanwhile, there were also awards for Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger, who were named best actor and actress. See the full list of winners below:

Caméra d’Or (best first feature)

Jeune Femme (Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) (dir: Léonor Serraille)

Best short film

A Gentle Night (dir: Qiu Yang)

Best screenplay

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir: Yorgos Lanthimos); You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)

Jury prize

Loveless (dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev)

Best actress

Diane Kruger, In the Fade (dir: Fatih Akin)

Best actor

Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)

Best director

Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled

Grand Prix

120 Beats per Minute (dir: Robin Campillo)

70th Anniversary prize

Nicole Kidman

Palme d’Or

The Square (dir: Ruben Östlund)

Read our review of the “extraordinary film” The Square below:

The Square – Review (Cannes 2017)

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