FORBES: The Cannes Film Festival 2017 – Highlights, Hotspots and Winners

The 70th Cannes Film Festival came to an end. Perfect weather, good vibes, new movies and sparkling parties at the Cote d’Azur in Cannes were the best setting to entertain the world’s biggest stars in their magnificent wardrobes. The 10-day by invitation-only festival attracted not only celebrities, the film industry and press, but also the world’s most fascinating luxury brands and their guests. Those who have seen my Forbes Snapchat Takeover last weekend might have gotten a little glimpse into some of the events taking place during the festival. Here are the highlights and hotspots of the past days.

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 19: Actor Aishwarya Rai, fashion detail, attends the ‘Okja’ premiere during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

La Palme d’Or – And the winner is….

For over 20 years Chopard has been the official partner and sponsor of the Festival de Cannes. Engaged not only in sponsorship and events, but also in providing the festival’s star trophy, “La Palme d’Or”, which is made from ethical 18 carat fair-mined gold perched atop a crystal rock. It is the festival’s highest prize and a lifetime honor for actors, movie producers and directors.

Chopard opened their vault for me to take a closer look and an exclusive photo of “La Palme d’Or” at their rooftop lounge in the legendary Martinez Hotel overlooking Cannes.

Chopard security man holds "La Palme d'Or" at the Chopard Rooftop Lounge overlooking Cannes.

Chopard security man holds “La Palme d’Or” at the Chopard Rooftop Lounge overlooking Cannes.

During this evening’s closing ceremony the awards been announced and handed out at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. And this year’s Palme d’Or goes to: Ruben Östlund for directing „The Square“.

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 28: Ruben Ostlund, winner of the Palme d’Or for the movie ‘The Square’ attends the Palme D’Or winner press conference during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 28, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)