Hirokazu Kore-Eda's “Shoplifters” wins the Palme d’Or

The closing night ceremony of the 71st Cannes Film Festival happened yesterday, I was already on a flight back to Boston when President Cate Blanchett and her group of jurors including Lea Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay, Denis Villeneuve and more decided that Hirokazu Kore-Eda's Shoplifters” was the Palme d’Or winner. Kore-Eda was at Cannes previously with seven different efforts, “Like Father, Like Son” even won the Jury Prize in 2013. Apparently, the jury decision was unanimous. “No blood was shed,” said Blacnhett.

Palme d’Or
Shoplifters, dir: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Grand Prize
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman 
Jury Prize
Nadine Labaki, Capernaum
Special Palme d’Or
Jean-Luc Godard, Image Book 
Best Actor
Marcello Fonte, Dogman
Best Director
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War 
Best Screenplay
Alice Rohrwacher, Happy As Lazzaro 
Nader Saeivar, 3 Faces
Best Actress
Samal Yeslyamova, My Little One
Caméra d’Or
Girl, dir: Lukas Dhont 
Short Film Palme d’Or
All These Creatures, dir: Charles Williams
Special Mention: On The Border, dir: Wei Shujun