French chief Julia Ducournau has become just the second woman in history to win the top honor at the Cannes Film Festival.
Ducournau, 37, was awarded the Palme d’Or prize for the film Titane, an wildly imaginative film about a serial killer.
Notwithstanding, in a snapshot of disarray, when asked in French to uncover who had won the honor for best actress, U.S. movie chief Spike Lee incidentally declared the best film champ.
“No excuses, I messed up. I’m a big sports fan, it’s like the guy at the end of the game at the foul line, he misses a free throw, or the guy misses a kick,” Lee said after the event.
Ducournau’s violent film follows the excursion of a young woman played by Agethe Rousselle, who is nearly killed in an car crash as a child. She endure her wounds however is compelled to have a titanium plate in her mind.
The heroine has sex with cars and kills men with hair pins.
While on the run from the killings she submitted, she meets a firefighter played by Vincent Lindon and the two of them accept they can help each other with their issues.
The film has split critics, for certain lauding its creativity however others put off by its frantic and messy approach.
French filmmaker Leos Carax was granted best chief for Annette, a melodic around two craftsmen trapped in a contorted relationship, while Japanese team Hamaguchi Ryusuke and Takamusa Oe won best screenplay for their roles in the drama Drive My Car.
Renate Reinsve brought home the prize of best actress for her job in the romantic comedy film The Worst Person In The World. Caleb Landry Jones, who featured in Australian film Nitram, won best actor.
The Jury Prize, another second place grant for best movie, went to two movies: Ahed’s Knee by Israel’s Nadav Lapid and Memoria by Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul.