Ruben Östlund’s film ‘Triangle of Sadness’ , a turbulent satire on modern-day capitalism was the Palme d’Or winner for the fest’s 75th anniversary 28 May 2022.

This drama/comedy follows a celebrity model couple who are invited to join a luxury cruise ship. The storyline takes a dramatic turn after a storm and shows itself to have today’s zeitgeist.

Another win for Östlund with his second Palme, after his last film The Square, won the Palme d’Or in 2017. The Square was also a satire. A drama/comedy about the art world.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2022 ..list of winners

Palme d’Or..
Triangle of Sadness, director Ruben Östlund

Grand Prix (ex-aequo)..
Close, director Lukas Dhont
Stars at Noon, director Claire Denis

Best Director..
Park Chan-wook for Decision to Leave

Best Screenplay..
Tarik Saleh for Boy from Heaven

Best Actress..
Zar Amir-Ebrahimi for Holy Spider

Best Actor..
Song Kang-ho for Broker

Honorary Palme d’Or..
Forest Whitaker

Camera d’Or Best First Film ..
War Pony, director Gina Gammell, Riley Keough
Special Mention for Plan 75, director Chie Hayakawa

Jury Prize (ex-aequo)..
The Eight Mountains, director Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen
EO, director Jerzy Skolimowski

Cannes 75th Anniversary Prize..
Tori et Lokita, director Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

by Kim Grahame

Photos courtesy of Peter Ortvik

Photo: Ruben Östlund, Henrik Dorsin, Caroline Gynning, Zlatko Buric and Vicki Berlin

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