A viciously sharp satire about class battle wins the highest prize on the Cannes Movie Competition in France.

Ruben Ostlund’s social satire, Triangle of Unhappiness, received the Palme d’Or on the seventy fifth Cannes Movie Competition on Saturday, handing Ostlund one in every of cinema’s most prestigious prizes for the second time.

The competition additionally named Korean star Music Kang Ho finest actor for his efficiency in Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s movie, Dealer, a few Korean household searching for a house for an deserted child.

“I’d prefer to thank all those that admire Korean cinema,” stated Music, who additionally starred in Bong Joon Ho’s Palme d’Or profitable movie Parasite in Cannes three years in the past.

Greatest actress went to Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her efficiency as a journalist in Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider, a true-crime thriller a few serial killer focusing on intercourse employees within the Iranian spiritual metropolis of Mashhad.

Violent and graphic, Holy Spider was not permitted to shoot in Iran and as an alternative was made in Jordan. Accepting the award, Ebrahimi stated the movie depicts “every part that’s unattainable to point out in Iran.”

. Director Ruben Ostlund, Palme d’Or award winner for the movie, Triangle of Unhappiness, poses subsequent to Vincent Lindon, Jury President of the seventy fifth Cannes Movie Competition, Cannes, France, Might 28, 2022 [Eric Gaillard/Reuters]

The awards had been chosen by a nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.

The jury prize was break up between the friendship story The Eight Mountains, by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen, and Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO, a few donkey’s journey throughout a pitiless trendy Europe.

“I wish to thank my donkeys,” stated Skolimowski, who used six donkeys whereas making the movie.

Greatest Screenplay for Boy From Heaven

Swedish-Egyptian filmmaker Tarik Saleh took finest screenplay at Cannes for Boy From Heaven, a thriller set in Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque.

This yr’s award for finest first movie, the Digicam d’Or, went to Riley Keough and Gina Gammell for Battle Pony, a drama concerning the Pine Ridge Reservation made in collaboration with Oglala Lakota and Sicangu Lakota residents.

Saturday’s closing ceremony brings to a detailed a Cannes that has tried to completely resuscitate the annual France extravaganza which was cancelled in 2020 by the pandemic and noticed modest crowds final yr. This yr’s competition additionally unspooled towards the backdrop of the struggle in Ukraine, which sparked red-carpet protests and a dialogue concerning the goal of cinema in wartime.

Final yr, the French physique horror thriller Titane took the highest prize at Cannes, making director Julia Decournau solely the second feminine filmmaker ever to win the Palme. In 2019, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite triumphed in Cannes earlier than doing the identical on the Academy Awards.

This yr, the largest Hollywood movies at Cannes – Elvis, Prime Gun: Maverick, Three Thousand Years of Longing – performed exterior Cannes’s competitors lineup of 21 movies. However their presence helped restore a few of Cannes’s glamour after the pandemic cutting down the competition for the final two years.


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