Pictures from the Cannes closing ceremony: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Palme d'Or

Published: 20th May 2018 08:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2018 10:11 PM  

Jury president Cate Blanchett speaks to the audience during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2018. | AP
A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters,' a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family. | AP
Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman,' the highest profile American film in competition at Cannes, was awarded the grand prize. The film ignited the festival with its true tale of a black police detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Lee connected the film to modern day with real footage from last year's violent white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia. | AP
Pawel Pawlikowski holds the Best Director award for the film 'Cold War' during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2018. | AP
Director Alice Rohrwcher speaks to the audience after winning the Best Screenplay award for the film 'Happy as Lazzaro' during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2018. | AP
Actress Samal Yeslyamova holds the Best Actress award for the film 'My Little One' during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2018. | AP
Actor Marcello Fonte walks onstage to accept the Best Actor award for the film 'Dogman' during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2018. | AP
Cinematographer Fabrice Aragno, right, holds the special Palme d'Or award on behalf of director Jean-Luc Godard, on screen, for his film 'The Image Book' during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2018. | AP
Actress Asia Argento speaks about being raped by Harvey Weinstein during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2018. | AP
Musicians Sting, centre, and Shaggy, right, play on the steps of the Palais des Festival watched by jury members and award winners after the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 7, 2018. | AP
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