“Triangle of Sadness” by Ruben Ostlund won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
The 48-year-old filmmaker has won the coveted accolade for the second time in his career, having won the award for ‘The Square’ in 2017.
Ruben said: “We wanted after the screening [for people] hang out and talk about something.
“We all agree that the unique thing with cinema is that we watch together, so we have to keep something to talk about, but we also have to have fun and be entertained.”
Lukas Dhont’s drama “Close” and Claire Denis’ romantic thriller “Stars at Noon” shared the jury’s second prize, the grand prize,
Meanwhile, South Korean star Song Kang-ho has won the coveted best actor gong for his performance in “Broker,” which tells the story of a Korean family seeking a home for an abandoned child.
The 55-year-old actor – who previously starred in ‘Parasite,’ which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes three years ago – said: “I would like to thank everyone who appreciates Korean cinema.”
Zar Amir Ebrahimi won Best Actress for her performance in ‘Holy Spider,’ the crime thriller based on a true story about a serial killer who targeted sex workers.
The actress – who was born in Tehran, the capital of Iran – explained that the film depicts “everything that is impossible to show” in her home country.
Elsewhere, Tarik Saleh won Best Screenplay for ‘Boy From Heaven’, while ‘War Pony’ was named Golden Camera winner.
This year’s festival was the first time in three years that it had been held with full audiences, following a full cancellation of the event in 2020 and the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions in 2021.
List of winners:
Palme d’Or :
triangle of sadness
The stars at noon
Park Chan-wook, decision to leave
75th Anniversary Special Price:
Tori and Lokita
The Eight Mountains
Tarik Saleh, sky boy
Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Special Mention Camera d’Or:
Short Film Palme d’Or:
The murmurs of water