- Title: Swedish director Ruben Ostlund describes winning Palme d'Or as 'surreal'
- Date: 28th May 2017
- Summary: CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) WINNER OF THE PALME D'OR, DIRECTOR, RUBEN OSTLUND, WALKING ALONG BRIDGE WINNER OF BEST ACTOR JOAQUIN PHOENIX WALKING ALONG BRIDGE PEOPLE ON BRIDGE WINNER OF BEST SCREENPLAY FOR 'YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE', LYNNE RAMSAY, LEAVING BRIDGE (NOTE THIS AWARD SHE SHARES WITH YORGOS LANTHIMOS FOR 'THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER') RUBEN OSTLUND WALKING UP STEPS WITH PALME D'OR RUBEN OSTLUND WITH PALME D'OR (SOUNDBITE) (English) WINNER OF THE PALME D'OR, DIRECTOR, RUBEN OSTLUND, SAYING: ''It's surreal of course, it's fantastic and I am super happy that they chose the film that is dealing with this content and yeah we aim to do a funny movie at the same time dealing with important questions and I am super happy that they picked this film of course.'' RUBEN OSTLUND WITH PALME D'OR (SOUNDBITE) (Swedish) WINNER OF THE PALME D'OR FOR 'THE SQUARE', DIRECTOR, RUBEN OSTLUND, SAYING: ''I feel incredibly happy of course. I'm happy on behalf of Swedish film, that Swedish film may get a boost now, that others can by inspired by this. And tonight I'm just going to hang out with my friends in the film team, I will call my daughters of course, but to celebrate this evening with them and my girlfriend Syna." VARIOUS RUBEN OSTLUND TALKING TO PRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) WINNER OF THE PALME D'OR, DIRECTOR, RUBEN OSTLUND, SAYING: ''I'm quite used to that there's a mixed reaction I think, I think that some people think the films that I make are provocating and controversial in many ways so I am quite used to that.'' DIANE KRUGER HOLDING HER AWARD (SOUNDBITE) (English) WINNER OF BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS, DIANE KRUGER, SAYING: ''I feel slightly overwhelmed and really really happy and proud.'' DIANE KRUGER HOLDING HER AWARD AWARD (SOUNDBITE) (English) WINNER OF BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS, DIANE KRUGER, SAYING: ''Everything in my career started out in Cannes, my very first movie was here and I won the Chopard young actors award I was in competition here with Inglourious Basterds and sort of every film that has been important in my career premiered here so it is a great honour to get this tonight it really means the world.'' DIANE KRUGER HOLDING HER AWARD (SOUNDBITE) (German) WINNER OF BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS, DIANE KRUGER, SAYING: ''I am really proud to get that for a German film, my first German film and to work with Fatih Akin and yeah I am really proud." (SOUNDBITE) (English) WINNER OF BEST SCREENPLAY FOR 'THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER', YORGOS LANTHIMOS, SAYING: ''It feels great I never expect anything, I am glad to just be part of this festival and be amongst great filmmakers and so getting an award on top of that is just great.'' AWARD (SOUNDBITE) (Greek) WINNER OF BEST SCREENPLAY FOR 'THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER', YORGOS LANTHIMOS, SAYING: "It is very significant to be given this kind of an award from this festival. Firstly, it will help a lot with the path the movie will take in the future, and we are very happy." VARIOUS DIRECTOR ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV TALKING TO PRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) WINNER OF JURY PRIZE FOR 'LOVELESS', DIRECTOR ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV, SAYING: ''You know what I feel very good as a matter of fact I was feeling very good since the moment that I knew my film has been selected so it was really nice to be in Cannes and to be at the closing ceremony and to get a prize of course - for the movie it is a big plus to have this prize, as matter of fact I was of course expecting something else - but it is human to expect always more so of course you can be disappointed because you get something which you are not expecting but it's always a surprise, so letâ€™s be a surprise.'' VARIOUS DIRECTOR ROBIN CAMPILLO TALKING TO PRESS (SOUNDBITE) (French) WINNER OF GRAND PRIX PRIZE FOR '120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE' DIRECTOR ROBIN CAMPILLO, SAYING: "For me it's, it's not really important for my career, it's important for the film. I worked so that this film would be an object outside of myself now, it's a film that lives without me, and I'd like it to live in my absence, that is what the most important thing is to me, that's why this prize is important because I think it will without a doubt mean more people are more interested in this film and without a doubt go and see it." RUBEN OSTLUND WITH CHAMPAGNE ACTOR JOAQUIN PHOENIX WHO WON BEST PERFORMANCE BY AND ACTOR AND DIRECTOR LYNNE RAMSAY WHO WON BEST SCREENPLAY FOR 'YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE' AT NEWS CONFERENCE (NOTE: RAMSAY IS SHARING PRIZE WITH YORGOS LANTHIMOS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, JOAQUIN PHOENIX, SAYING: "Actually before I came here I told my girlfriend that it was going to be a really good experience because I was going to get crushed and it'd be really humbling and it'd be really important to go through an experience in which you're unanimously disliked, and that was my expectation in coming here so this isâ€¦ I couldn't have imagined it." WIDE OF NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR, LYNNE RAMSAY, SAYING: "I wrote this script while I was pregnant, it was really a labour of love, so to be recognised for the writing is great yeah." RAMSAY AND PHOENIX AT NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 11th June 2017 22:33
- Keywords: red carpet winners Palme d'Or Cannes film festival
- Location: CANNES, FRANCE
- City: CANNES, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IR58B1
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- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: SHOT 23 TRANSCRIBED BY TRANSLATOR AT THE EVENT
"The Square", a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art was awarded the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.
'I'm happy on behalf of Swedish film, that Swedish film may get a boost now', director Ruben Ostlund told Reuters shortly after the ceremony, saying that he found winner 'surreal'.
Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for "You Were Never Really Here" and Diane Kruger best actress for German language movie "In the Fade".
After saying she felt slightly overwhelmed she went on to explain how important Cannes has been in her career:
''Everything in my career started out in Cannes, my very first movie was here and I won the Chopard young actors award I was in competition here with 'Inglorious Basterds' and sort of every film that has been important in my career premiered here so it is a great honour to get this tonight it really means the world,'' she told Reuters.
Sofia Coppola won best director for "The Beguiled", she is only the second woman in the history of the Cannes film festival to receive that prize.
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