Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

The Square has won the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Swedish 43 year old director secured the most significant award of his career to date.

Critics hailed the movie by writer-director Ruben Ostlund as "high-wire cinema" that veers between comedy and thriller with moments of pure surrealism.

This is the third Cannes award for Zvyaginstev.

Elsewhere The Beguiled - which also stars Farrell as an injured Union solider during the American civil war who appears, close to death, in the grounds of a boarding school for girls in Virginia - was well-received by critics on the croisette and director Sofia Coppola took home Best Director for her take on Thomas Cullinan 1966's novel A Painted Devil.

Saturday's events also included appearances from Joaquin Phoenix and Ekaterina Samsonov, who were in town promoting You Were Never Really Here.

Dominic West, Elisabeth Moss and Claes Bang star in "The Square".

After 12 days of screenings and starry celebrations of the festival's 70th anniversary - which were somewhat muted by the Manchester bombing - it is now up to the nine-member celebrity jury led by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar to decide which movie will triumph.

Diane Kruger earned best actress for her role in Fatih Akin's In the Fade, a tour-de-force performance in which the German-born actress tackled her first starring role in her native language.

The runner-up Grand Prix went to moving French drama "120 Beats Per Minute" about the radical activists who helped shame the world into action on AIDS.

"I want to thank the tribal council of the northern Arapahoe and eastern Shoshone nation's for not only allowing me to tell this story but embracing me and lending me their assistance in every way asked", Weinstein said for Sheridan (via The Hollywood Reporter).

The Paris-set film offers a lively, turbulent portrait of a young French woman disoriented by a recent breakup, which La Femis graduate Serraille directed while pregnant. "It is really unsentimental, beautifully done, and would be my choice for the Palme d'Or".

Cannes entries that went home empty-handed included Todd Haynes' time-hopping "Wonderstruck", the Safdie brothers' crime drama "Good Time", Michel Hazanvicius' Godard riff "Redoubtable" and two-time Palme d'Or victor Michael Haneke's viciously dark "Happy End".

Organizers have declared that next year, streaming-only films will not be accepted for the competition.

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