Only five years after picking up his very first Palme d’Or, Ruben Ostlund managed to replicate his success. The Swedish filmmaker made quite a splash at the Cannes Film Festival with his new film Triangle of Sadness and he managed to walk away with the festival’s main prize.
Ostlund’s latest satirical black comedy stars Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean as a young fashion model celebrity couple. Their life turns upside down after they join a cruise for the ultra-rich, only to find themselves stuck on an isolated island with the rest of the survivors.
Triangle of Sadness premiered to an eight-minute standing ovation in Cannes, and it’s not Ostlund’s first movie to generate a lot of buzz at this festival. He won Un Certain Regard Jury Prize with Force Majeure in 2014, before walking away with Palm d’Or for The Square three years later.
This year’s Cannes Film Festival brought many more amazing movies our way, starting with Claire Denis’ Stars At Noon and Lukas Dhont’s Close. These two films shared Cannes’ Grand Prix, making 2022 the second year in a row to produce a tie in this category.
The 75th annual Cannes Film Festival was held between May 17 and May 28, with the French Actor Vincent Lindon presiding over the jury.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2022 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL:
Triangle Of Sadness, dir: Ruben Ostlund
Grand Prize (TIE)
Stars At Noon, dir: Claire Denis
Close, dir: Lukas Dhont
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
Song Kang-ho, Broker
Tarik Saleh, Boy From Heaven
Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Holy Spider
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
GOLDEN EYE AWARDS
All That Breathes, dir: Shaunak Sen
Special Jury Prize
Mariupolis 2, dir: Mantas Kvedaravicius
PRIZE OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY
Broker, dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda