The Cannes Film Festival returned to the French Rivera this spring, and introduce us to many highly-anticipated movies that we can’t wait to see in the theaters. Ruben Ostlund’s Triangle of Sadness was one of the festival’s most talked-about films, and it eventually collected the prestigious Palme d’Or.
Triangle of Sadness follows the trials and tribulations of a celebrity fashion model couple, played by Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean. They decide to join a cruise for the super-rich, but things don’t exactly go according to plan after the ship sinks and they end up on a deserted island with the rest of the survivors.
Triangle of Sadness marks Ostlund’s big comeback, as it premiered in Cannes five years after the Swedish director won his first Palme d’Or with The Square. He’s also the recipient of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize for his work on Force Majeure in 2014.
As for this year’s Grand Prix, this prestigious honor was shared by two films – Claire Denis’ Stars At Noon and Lukas Dhont’s Close. Park Chan-wook received the award for the best director with Decision To Leave.
The 75th Cannes Film Festival took place between May 17 and May 28, returning to its full spectator capacity for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2022 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL:
Triangle Of Sadness, dir: Ruben Ostlund
Grand Prize (TIE)
Stars At Noon, dir: Claire Denis
Close, dir: Lukas Dhont
Park Chan-wook, Decision To Leave
Special 75th Anniversary Prize
Tori And Lokita, dirs: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Jury Prize (TIE)
EO, dir: Jerzy Skolimowski
The Eight Mountains, dirs: Felix Van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch
Song Kang-ho, Broker
Tarik Saleh, Boy From Heaven
Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Holy Spider
War Pony, dirs: Riley Keough & Gina Gammell
Camera d’Or Special Mention
Plan 75, dir: Chie Hayakawa
Short Film Palme d’Or
The Water Murmurs, dir: Jianying Chen
GOLDEN EYE AWARDS
All That Breathes, dir: Shaunak Sen
Special Jury Prize
Mariupolis 2, dir: Mantas Kvedaravicius
PRIZE OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY
Broker, dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda