This year’s Cannes Film Festival brought many amazing movies our way, but only one could walk away with the most prestigious award at the festival. That honor belonged to Ruben Ostlund, who picked up his second Palme d’Or with Triangle of Sadness.
This satirical black comedy centers on a fashion model celebrity couple (Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean), who find themselves trapped on an isolated island after joining a cruise for the super-rich. Following its premiere in Cannes, Triangle of Sadness received an eight-minute standing ovation, one of the longest at this year’s festival.
Ostlund is no stranger to making a splash in Cannes with his movies, and Triangle of Sadness isn’t even his first project to win Palme d’Or. He won the same award with his previous film The Square in 2017, in addition to collecting Un Certain Regard Jury Prize with Force Majeure in 2014.
As for the rest of the awards at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the Grand Prize category produced a rare tie, with Claire Denis’ Stars At Noon and Lukas Dhont’s Close sharing the prize. Park Chan-wook collected the award for the best director with his latest film Decision To Leave.
The 75th annual Cannes Film Festival took place between May 17 and May 28, with Vincent Lindon serving as the jury president.
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