2022 Cannes Film Festival: Ruben Ostlund Wins Palme d’Or With “Triangle of Sadness”

    Ostlund with the Palme d'Or for
    Ostlund with the Palme d'Or for "Triangle of Sadness" at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock (12961320as)

    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:

    Palme d’Or
    Triangle Of Sadness, dir: Ruben Ostlund

    Grand Prize (TIE)
    Stars At Noon, dir: Claire Denis
    Close, dir: Lukas Dhont

    Best Director

    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

    Best Actor

    Song Kang-ho, Broker

    Best Screenplay

    Tarik Saleh, Boy From Heaven

    Best Actress

    Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Holy Spider

    Camera d’Or

    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

    PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
    GOLDEN EYE AWARDS

    Best Documentary
    All That Breathes, dir: Shaunak Sen

    Special Jury Prize
    Mariupolis 2, dir: Mantas Kvedaravicius

    PRIZE OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY
    Broker, dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda