Cannes: If THR Critics Picked the Prizes ...

7:00 AM 5/29/2017

by THR Staff

The official winners were unveiled May 28, but THR critics held their own vote. Drumroll, please...

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  • Palme D'THR: 'The Square'

    First Place

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    Ruben Ostlund's madly ambitious, savagely funny satire starring Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss tackles Swedish art, commerce, politics and national identity with queasy wit.


  • Grand Prize: 'Good Time'

    Second Place

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    Robert Pattinson stars as a Queens criminal on a nocturnal odyssey to break his brother out of police custody in Josh and Benny Safdie's richly textured thriller with a heart.

  • Jury Prize: '120 Beats Per Minute'

    Third Place

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    Writer-director Robin Campillo delves into his past as a member of AIDS activist group ACT UP in 1990s Paris in this flawed but deeply moving drama of politics and passion.

  • Best Director: Ruben Ostlund, 'The Square'

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    Ostlund enriches each scene of his dark comedy about a Swedish museum curator with a multitude of tones and nuances across the serio-comic spectrum.

  • Best Actor: Robert Pattinson, 'Good Time'

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    As a man whose ethics are sketchy even if his motives are pure, the actor delivers a performance of can't-look-away intensity and understated emotion.

  • Best Actress: Marine Vacth, 'L'amant double'

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    As a Parisian who falls in love with her shrink — and in lust with his twin — the leading lady conveys a captivating fragility with a dash of deviousness.

  • Best Screenplay: Robin Campillo, '120 Beats Per Minute'

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    Depicting the strategy sessions and romantic adventures of French AIDS activists, Campillo deftly interweaves political context and human drama.

  • Palme de Bore: 'Rodin'

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    This dull, belabored biopic about the sculptor by veteran French director Jacques Doillon feels as stiff and lifeless as an old slab of marble. What was it doing in competition?

    This story first appeared in the May 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.