'Triangle of Sadness' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Fest

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Writer/director Ruben Ostlund, victor of the Palme d'Or for 'Triangle of Sadness,' poses for photographers during the photograph telephone pursuing the awards ceremonial astatine the 75th planetary movie festival, Cannes, confederate France, Saturday, May 28, 2022.

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Swedish manager Ruben Ostlund's people warfare drama "Triangle of Sadness" won the Palme d'Or astatine the 75th Cannes Film Festival connected Saturday, giving Ostlund 1 of cinema's astir prestigious prizes for the 2nd time.

Ostlund had already won Cannes' apical grant for his movie "The Square" successful 2017. "Triangle of Sadness," which features Woody Harrelson arsenic a Marxist yacht skipper and a climactic country of rampant vomiting, pushes the satire adjacent further.

"We wanted aft the screening (for people) to spell retired unneurotic and person thing to speech about," said Ostlund. "All of america hold that the unsocial happening with cinema is that we're watching together. So we person to prevention thing to speech astir but we should besides person amusive and beryllium entertained."

The jury's 2nd prize, the expansive prix, was shared betwixt Lukas Dhont's tender boyhood play "Close" and manager Claire Denis' movie "Stars astatine Noon."

Korean prima Song Kang Ho was named champion histrion for his show successful Japanese manager Hirokazu Kore-eda's movie "Broker," astir Korean household seeking a location for an abandoned baby.

"I'd similar to convey each those who admit Korean cinema," said Song, who besides starred successful Bong Joon Ho's Palme d'Or winning movie "Parasite" successful Cannes 3 years ago.

Best histrion went to Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her show arsenic a writer successful Ali Abbasi's "Holy Spider," a true-crime thriller astir a serial slayer targeting enactment workers successful the Iranian spiritual metropolis of Mashhad. Violent and graphic, "Holy Spider" wasn't permitted to sprout successful Iran and alternatively was made successful Jordan. Accepting the award, Ebrahimi said the movie depicts "everything that's intolerable to amusement successful Iran."

The awards were selected by a nine-member assemblage headed by French histrion Vincent Lindon.

The assemblage prize was divided betwixt relationship communicative "The Eight Mountains," by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen, and Polish manager Jerzy Skolimowski's "EO," astir a donkey's travel crossed a pitiless modern Europe.

"I would similar to convey my donkeys," said Skolimowski, who utilized six donkeys portion making the film.

Swedish-Egyptian filmmaker Tarik Saleh took champion screenplay astatine Cannes for "Boy From Heaven," a thriller acceptable successful Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque.

This year's grant for champion archetypal film, the Camera d'Or, went to Riley Keough and Gina Gammell for "War Pony," a play astir the Pine Ridge Reservation made successful collaboration with Oglala Lakota and Sicangu Lakota citizens.

Saturday's closing ceremonial brought to a adjacent a Cannes that has attempted to afloat resuscitate the yearly France extravaganza which was canceled successful 2020 by the pandemic and saw humble crowds past year. This year's festival besides unspooled against the backdrop of the warfare successful Ukraine, which sparked red-carpet protests and a dialog astir the intent of cinema successful wartime.

Last year, the French assemblage fearfulness thriller "Titane" took the apical prize astatine Cannes, making manager Julia Decournau lone the 2nd pistillate filmmaker ever to triumph the Palme. In 2019, Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" triumphed successful Cannes earlier doing the aforesaid astatine the Academy Awards.

This year, the biggest Hollywood films astatine Cannes — "Elvis," "Top Gun: Maverick," "Three Thousand Years of Longing" — played extracurricular Cannes' contention lineup of 21 films. But their beingness helped reconstruct immoderate of Cannes' glamour aft the pandemic scaled-down the festival for the past 2 years.