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Closing Cannes film festival hands Palme d'Or prize to 'The Square'

The 70th Cannes film festival, presided by Pedro Almodovar, drew to a close on Sunday, with top prize going to Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's The Square, while the Grand Prix went to Robin Campillo's 120 Beats per Minute, and Sofia Coppola was awarded best director prize for her film The Beguiled.

Love wins, audacity fails at Cannes film festival

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Jean-Louis Trintignant. Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Michael Haneke’s film Amour (Love), starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva (right), took the top Palme d’Or prize at this year’s Cannes film festival awards ceremony held on Sunday. Emmanuel Burdeau, former editor  of the French cinema magazine Les Cahiers du Cinéma who has been following the 12-day festival for Mediapart, reviews this year’s award-winners and argues why jury president Nanni Moretti ended up eating his own words.