“Triangle Of Sadness” Wins Palme d’Or – Deadline
UPDATE: Swedish filmmaker Ruben Ostlund led one of his now-iconic primal screams inside the Palace tonight in his latest film, triangle of sadness, was crowned with the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. This is the second time that Ostlund has won the prestigious award, after that in 2017 The place.
Ostlund joined an elite group of filmmakers tonight who won two Palmes, including the Dardenne brothers who received a special 75th anniversary award tonight for their Tori and Lokita.
Unlike last year’s wild and wacky Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony, tonight’s event was a very simple affair.
triangle of sadness was acquired by Neon for North America earlier this week. In Deadline’s review, Stephanie Bunbury called it “a mission statement about equality: that it doesn’t exist, it can’t exist, that though calamity may bring down the best dogs, new priests will replace them and behave in exactly the same way.”
Winners also included the much-loved close by young Belgian filmmaker Lukas Dhont who won the Grand Prix tied with veteran Claire Denis and her The stars at noon.
Also, in particular, Korea has again done well. Park Chan-wook was crowned best director for Decision to leavewhile Japanese veteran Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first Korean language film, Brokerwon Best Actor for Parasiteis Song Kang-ho.
Before handing out the awards, Jury President Vincent Lindon gave a remarkable shout when he suggested juries should last longer, “We need four more years!” said the French actor beloved to great applause.
PREVIOUS: The 75th Cannes Film Festival comes to an end this evening as the main awards, including the Palme d’Or, will soon be presented at the Palace. Scroll down for the list of winners which is updated as prizes are announced.
This edition of the festival was a return to normal after two years of Covid taking its toll with the event – canceling it in 2020 and moving it to July 2021.
There were 21 films in competition this year, including big-name directors like David Cronenberg (Future Crimes) and James Gray (armageddon time) as well as Hirokazu Kore-eda (Broker) who won the Palme with the years 2018 Shoplifters. All were well received.
The buzz for gongs tonight may be highest on tracks such as Lukas Dhont closePark Chan-wook’s Decision to leavetwice previous Palmes the Dardenne brothers with Tori and Lokita and the winner of the Palme 2017 Ruben Ostlund triangle of sadness.
Whereas triangle of sadness may have been somewhat divisive, and that of Valeria Bruni Tedeschi forever Young largely excoriated, in general, competition films have found fans over the past two weeks who have been awash in star-studded, sun-dappled red carpets.
Not eligible for tonight’s prizes are high-power out-of-competition premieres, including Baz Luhrmann’s. Elvis and Tom Cruise-starring Top Gun: Maverick; the latter offered fireworks and French fighter jets hovering over the Palace – the film is currently booming at the global box office.
The Cannes jury this year is led by French actor Vincent Lindon, supported by Rebecca Hall, Deepika Padukone, Noomi Rapace, Jasmine Trinca, Asghar Farhadi, Lady Ly, Jeff Nichols and Joachim Trier. Hopefully no one pulls a Spike Lee and announces the Palme d’Or winner early like they did last year.
Each year, the outcome here at Cannes is anything but predictable, and the Lindon jury could go in any direction. We’ll know more in a moment, so check back and update us on the winners below:
triangle of sadnessDir: Ruben Ostlund
Grand Prize (TIE)
The stars at noondirector: Claire Denis
closeDir: Lukas Dhont
Park Chan-wook, Decision to leave
75th Anniversary Special Award
Tori and Lokitadirectors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Jury Prize (TIE)
HEYDir: Jerzy Skolimowski
The Eight Mountainsdirectors: Felix Van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch
Song Kang-ho, Broker
Tariq Saleh, sky boy
Zar Amir Ebrahimi, holy spider
war ponyDirectors: Riley Keough & Gina Gammell
Special Mention Camera d’Or
Diet 75Dir: Chie Hayakawa
Short Film Palme d’Or
The murmurs of waterDir: Jianying Chen
GOLDEN EYE AWARD
anything that breathesDir: Shaunak Sen
Special Jury Prize
Mariupolis 2Dir: Mantas Kvedaravicius
ECUMENICAL JURY AWARD
BrokerDir: Hirokazu Kore-eda