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Swedish art gallery satire The Square wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

French movie BPM (Beats Per Minute) comes in second; Sofia Coppola is chosen as best director

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(From L) British actor Dominic West, US actor Terry Notary, Danish actor Christopher L├Žsso, Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, US actress Elisabeth Moss and Danish actor Claes Bang at the screening of The Square at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20.

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THE Square, a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art, beat stiff competition to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.

Critics hailed the movie by writer-director Ruben Ostlund as "high-wire cinema"

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