Palme d’or Top Film Award ~ Cannes 2017

Festival De Cannes will present the Palme d’or film award, the top award at Cannes. This year marks the 70th year this film festival continues to influence film worldwide. There are 17 film official selected for Palme d’or film award selected by a jury.

The Jury of the 70th Cannes Film Festival unveiled! - Festival of Cannes 2017 4Chion Lifestyle
The Jury of the 70th Cannes Film Festival 2017 Courtesy Cannes Film Festival ©RR

Palme d’or film award jury is presided by Pedro Almodóvar, scriptwriter, director, and states,  “‘I am very happy to be able to celebrate the Festival de Cannes 70th anniversary from such a privileged position. I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job.” He is joined by 4 men and 4 women:

Each jury member brings a strong influence on their career backgrounds and talent that will be an asset to this selection of the best film.

This year’s official selection for the Palme d’or are highly anticipated and exceptional films. These films from all over the world representing top directing and actors/actresses.

AUS DEM NICHTS (In the Fade) Cannes Film Festival 4Chion lifestyle
AUS DEM NICHTS (In the Fade) Cannes Film Festival Courtesy Cannes Film Festival
OKJA Cannes Film Festival 4Chion Lifestyle
OKJA Courtesy Cannes Film Festival
  • OKJA
    • Director BONG Joon-Ho
    • Actors Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-Hyun Ahn
    • Country South Korea
    • Plot Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.
    • Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFHFvfT-sQY
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120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE Courtesy Cannes Film Festival
    • Director CAMPILLO Robin
    • Actors Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel
    • Country France
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The Day After Courtesy Cannes Film Festival
  • GEU-HU (The Day After)
    • Director HONG Sangsoo
    • Actors  Min-hee Kim, Hae-hyo Kwon
    • Country South Korea
  • HIKARI (Radiance) (Vers la lumière)
    • Director KAWASE Naomi
    • Actors Masatoshi Nagase, Noémie Nakai, Tatsuya Fuji
    • Country  Japan | France
    • Plot Story follows the social intercourse between Masaya, a cameraman with a lazy eye, and Misako, who disconnects from the world.
    • Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3MRZLYu86w
  • THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (Mise à mort du Cerf Sacré)
КРОТКАЯ (A Gentle Creature )(Une femme douce) Cannes Film Festival 4Chion Lifestyle
КРОТКАЯ (A Gentle Creature )(Une femme douce) Courtesy Cannes Film Festival
  • КРОТКАЯ (A Gentle Creature)(Une femme douce)
    • Director LOZNITSA Sergei
    • Country France
    • Plot A woman lives in a small village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her husband, serving a sentence in prison. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.
  • JUPITER’S MOON (La Lune de Jupiter)
    • Director MUNDRUCZÓ Kornél
    • Actors Merab Ninidze, Zoltán Mucsi, György Cserhalmi
    • Country Hungary
    • Plot A young immigrant is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, wounded Aryan can now mysteriously levitate at will. Thrown into a refugee camp, he is smuggled out by Dr Stern, intent on exploiting his extraordinary secret. Pursued by enraged camp director Laszlo, the fugitives remain on the move in search of safety and money. Inspired by Aryan’s amazing powers, Stern takes a leap of faith in a world where miracles are trafficked for small change.
  • L’AMANT DOUBLE (Amant Double)
    • Director OZON François
    • Actors Jacqueline Bisset, Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier
    • Country France
    • Plot Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.
  • YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
    • Director RAMSAY Lynne
    • Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola
    • Country USA | France
    • Plot A war veteran’s attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring goes horribly wrong.
  • NELYUBOV (Loveless)
    • Director ZVYAGINTSEV Andrey
    • Actors Maryana Spivak, Alexei Rozin
    • Country France
    • Plot A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

You can see the screening guide here. This award is announced May 28 at the film festival closing ceremony.

This 70th year will continue to evolve film worldwide. Stay tune here for coverage of events from fashion, red carpet, actresses/actors, and films.

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