The movie is set in Stockholm, and it focuses on the chief curator of a contemporary museum, the well heeled Christian, who seeks revenge after his wallet is stolen.
Two critics told the Scottish director at a post-screening news conference that her film about a traumatised hitman who saves a young girl from a prostitution ring was a "masterpiece".
Opening the ceremony, jury president Uma Thurman said, "We feel enormous gratitude to have had the honor of serving on the Jury for this historic 70th anniversary of the Festival de Cannes".
American Taylor Sheridan, who was nominated for an Oscar a year ago for his screenplay for the modern Western Hell or High Water, won best director for Wind River, a crime thriller about an FBI agent investigating a murder on a native American reservation.
"The Killing of a Sacred Deer", a freaky, nightmarish film starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, is considered to be in with a chance, as is "You Were Never Really Here", by one of only three women directors in Cannes, Lynne Ramsay, and starring Joaquin Phoenix as a hired killer whose weapon of choice is a hammer.
Dominic West, Elisabeth Moss and Claes Bang star in "The Square".
Rasoulof's win comes three months after Asghar Farhadi won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for "The Salesman", also shot in Iran, and recognizes him as a major force in global cinema.
"Some professed themselves marginally let down, but I have been hugely enthusiastic about quite a few films", he added.
(Hoffman's co-stars Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller have also gotten good notices, but I think critics were simply relieved to see them make a decent movie for once.) Diane Kruger could try to get in the game for Fatih Akin's In the Fade, where she plays a woman bent on revenge after a terrorist attack, but the movie wasn't acclaimed in the same way Elle was previous year and a foreign-language performance really needs strong critical support if it hopes to break through a crowded Oscar field.
The actor wore sneakers on stage as he collected the prize. The former "Twilight" heartthrob has viewers raving over his leading role in the crime thriller "Good Time", with Sandler earning awards buzz for the family comedy "The Meyerowitz Stories".
Nicole Kidman, who starred alongside Colin Farrell in that and "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" missed out on the best actress trophy but was awarded a special prize by the Cannes jury, headed by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Only one woman has ever won the Palme d'Or in the festival's past 69 years.
Organizers have declared that next year, streaming-only films will not be accepted for the competition.
Referee Anthony Taylor consulted with his assistant before awarding Sanchez's goal, which Cahill believes was the wrong decision. The Gunners were even closer in the 19th minute when Danny Welbeck met a corner from Ozil and glanced his header onto the post.
Local authorities have since identified Salman Abedi , 22, as a suspect, and ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack . Great Britain lowered its security threat level from "critical" to "severe" on Saturday, Prime Minister Theresa May said.
After a mostly drama-free National Basketball Association playoffs, the third part of this trilogy hopefully will not disappoint. Golden State-Cleveland for the third straight season. "We've got a long way to go", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.
The city of Marawi was still largely sealed off Thursday, although automatic gunfire and explosions could be heard. He said the Hapilon and the Maute Group members posed as civilians, thus they were not initially detected.
Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn began the campaign with a major speech in London attacking the "war on terror". Abedi, a college dropout who grew up in the Manchester area, was known to security services because of his radical views.
That has slowed efforts to end the most serious crisis President Rodrigo Duterte has faced since he took power almost a year ago. He said governmental planes are at their disposal for the wounded to be transported and the best medical equipment is available.
During the postseason, the Warriors have scored 115.8 points per 100 possessions, while the Celtics have scored 109. I think you've found two great teams. "That's a question that none of us can answer in here", James said.
If other countries follow the US out of the Agreement, which remains a risk, that danger only multiplies. The G-7 leaders had better luck finding agreement on the other problematic topic at the summit, trade.
In defender Matthijs de Ligt, aged 17 and 285 days, they also had the youngest player to feature in a European final. "I think finishing inside the top four and winning the league was our ambition at the start of the season".
US President Donald Trump inaugurated the new headquarters during a ceremony on Thursday with other heads of state and government. He called it a "strong political message", as well as a practical one. "On Brexit, we mentioned it in passing", he said .
Comey knew Clinton email info was fake, created by Russia
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), and the Clinton campaign that implied Lynch was going to squash the investigation. Friday's story shows that the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew the e-Mail was a plant by the Russians prior to Mr.
Stokes wants England to maintain momentum
De Kock didn't last for much longer, clipping Moeen Ali behind, and England were back in the driving seat. He's probably thinking a lot clearer and knows what he wants to do; he doesn't get flustered anymore.
Moody's Downgrade Highlights China Fears
The downgrade was based on the "pro-cyclical" rating approach which is "inappropriate", the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said. About a month later, S&P Global Ratings warned that rising local debt was pressuring the nation's rating.
Per Mertesacker stands tall in Arsenal's FA Cup title victory
And although Diego Costa equalised to give the Blues a glimmer of hope, Aaron Ramsey headed in the victor three minutes later. The Gunners dominated the first half, pulling ahead with a controversial goal from Alexis Sanchez in the 4th minute.
Trump Administration to renegotiate NAFTA
In particular, it proposed tougher "rules of origin" to require that imports from Canada and Mexico include more US -made content. The move was met with skepticism by organizations that have long pressed for major changes to Nafta and have argued that Mr.
Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk
The president and the first lady return to Washington, DC, Saturday evening, as they plan to recognize Memorial Day on Monday. Leaders from the G-7 countries were expected to gather at the San Domenico Palace Hotel on Saturday morning.
Milos Raonic gets tough draw for French Open
In the women s draw, top seed Angelique Kerber starts against experienced Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the first round . It won't be easy for Canada's Milos Raonic if he makes it through the first few rounds of the French Open .