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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 Læsso, 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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