Author/director Ruben Ostlund, winner of the Palme d’Or for ‘Triangle of Disappointment,’ poses for photographers in the course of the picture name following the awards ceremony on the seventy fifth worldwide movie competition, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, Could 28, 2022.
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Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s class warfare comedy “Triangle of Disappointment” gained the Palme d’Or on the seventy fifth Cannes Movie Competition on Saturday, giving Ostlund certainly one of cinema’s most prestigious prizes for the second time.
Ostlund had already gained Cannes’ high honor for his movie “The Sq.” in 2017. “Triangle of Disappointment,” which options Woody Harrelson as a Marxist yacht captain and a climactic scene of rampant vomiting, pushes the satire even additional.
“We wished after the screening (for individuals) to exit collectively and have one thing to speak about,” mentioned Ostlund. “All of us agree that the distinctive factor with cinema is that we’re watching collectively. So now we have to avoid wasting one thing to speak about however we must also have enjoyable and be entertained.”
The jury’s second prize, the grand prix, was shared between Lukas Dhont’s tender boyhood drama “Shut” and director Claire Denis’ movie “Stars at Midday.”
Korean star Track Kang Ho was named finest actor for his efficiency in Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s movie “Dealer,” about Korean household searching for a house for an deserted child.
“I would wish to thank all those that respect Korean cinema,” mentioned Track, who additionally starred in Bong Joon Ho’s Palme d’Or successful movie “Parasite” in Cannes three years in the past.
Greatest actress went to Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her efficiency as a journalist in Ali Abbasi’s “Holy Spider,” a true-crime thriller a few serial killer concentrating on intercourse staff within the Iranian spiritual metropolis of Mashhad. Violent and graphic, “Holy Spider” wasn’t permitted to shoot in Iran and as a substitute was made in Jordan. Accepting the award, Ebrahimi mentioned the movie depicts “every thing that is not possible to indicate in Iran.”
The awards had been chosen by a nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.
The jury prize was cut up between friendship story “The Eight Mountains,” by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen, and Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s “EO,” a few donkey’s journey throughout a pitiless trendy Europe.
“I wish to thank my donkeys,” mentioned Skolimowski, who used six donkeys whereas making the movie.
Swedish-Egyptian filmmaker Tarik Saleh took finest screenplay at Cannes for “Boy From Heaven,” a thriller set in Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque.
This 12 months’s award for finest first movie, the Digicam d’Or, went to Riley Keough and Gina Gammell for “Warfare Pony,” a drama concerning the Pine Ridge Reservation made in collaboration with Oglala Lakota and Sicangu Lakota residents.
Saturday’s closing ceremony delivered to a detailed a Cannes that has tried to totally resuscitate the annual France extravaganza which was canceled in 2020 by the pandemic and noticed modest crowds final 12 months. This 12 months’s competition additionally unspooled in opposition to the backdrop of the conflict in Ukraine, which sparked red-carpet protests and a dialogue concerning the goal of cinema in wartime.
Final 12 months, the French physique horror thriller “Titane” took the highest prize at Cannes, making director Julia Decournau solely the second feminine filmmaker ever to win the Palme. In 2019, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” triumphed in Cannes earlier than doing the identical on the Academy Awards.
This 12 months, the most important Hollywood movies at Cannes — “Elvis,” “Prime Gun: Maverick,” “Three Thousand Years of Longing” — performed outdoors Cannes’ competitors lineup of 21 movies. However their presence helped restore a few of Cannes’ glamour after the pandemic scaled-down the competition for the final two years.