Russia’s Zvyagintsev wins Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival with Loveless

 Russia’s Zvyagintsev wins Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival with Loveless

Russian film director Andrey Zvyaginstev has won the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize for his bleak family drama Loveless. 

The Award Ceremony of the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival was held on Sunday.

Zvyaginstev’s Loveless is a story of divorcing couple who must team up to find their son who goes missing during one of their quarrels. The film opened the Cannes film competition program and received the highest score from Screen’s critics.

This is the third Cannes award for Zvyaginstev. His Elena won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section in 2011, and Leviathan won the Best Screenplay Award in 2014.

This year’s Palme d’Or goes to: Ruben Östlund for directing 'The Square'. Robin Campillo’s film 120 Beats per Minute gets the Grand Prix. The jury handed out two Best Screenplay gongs - one for The Killing of a Sacred Deer and another for You Were Never Really Here.

Diane Kruger (In the Fade) was named best actress and Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here) best actor at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival.

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