Japanese Movie Won Palme d’Or in Cannes

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71st Cannes Film Festival has come to an end. The winner is a Japanese movie entitled Shoplifters.Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and the 2018 Cannes jury announced the awards of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Japanese director’s – Hirokazu Kore-eda – movie won the Palme d’Or this year. The movie is entitled Shoplifters.

This is the second time this century that an Asian film has claimed the festival’s top prize (the other being Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” in 2010).

Hirokazu’s film is about a self-made family whose secret ultimately jeopardizes their ability to stay together.


Palme d’Or: “Shoplifters,” Hirokazu Kore-eda

Grand Prix: “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”

Actor: Marcello Fonte, ”Dogman”

Actress: Samal Yeslyamova, “Ayka”

Jury Prize: Nadine Labaki, “Capernaum”

Screenplay — TIE: Alice Rohrwacher, “Happy as Lazzaro” AND Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeivar, “3 Faces”

Special Palme d’Or: Jean-Luc Godard

Source: www.variety.com

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