The Japanese family drama Shoplifters has won the best film award, the Palme d`Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The jury chose the Japanese director Hirozaku Kore-eda`s creation from the shortlist of best film yesterday (Saturday) in the 71st edition of the Cannes this year. The poverty of day to day life has been highlighted in a realistic way in this family drama.
The US director Spike Lee has won the runner-up Grand Prix for his anti-racism satire BlacKkKlansman. The film was created on the intrusion of a black police officer in a white supremacist organization. A special Palme d`Or was awarded to French-Swiss Jean-Luc Godard for his Image Book.