Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s class war comedy sadness triangle won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, giving Ostlund one of cinema’s most prestigious awards for the second time.

Ostlund had already won the top honor at Cannes for his film Square in 2017. sadness trianglefeaturing Woody Harrelson as a Marxist yachtsman and a climactic scene of rampant vomiting, takes the satire even further.

“We wanted after the screening [for people] hang out together and have something to talk about,” Ostlund said. “We all agree that the only thing about cinema is that we watch it together. So we have to save something to talk about, but we also have to have fun and be entertained.”

The second prize of the jury, the Grand Prize, was divided between the tender children’s drama by Lukas Dhont Close and the film by director Claire Denis stars at noon.

Korean star Song Kang-ho was named best actor for his performance in Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film. Runnerabout a Korean family looking for a home for an abandoned baby.

“I would like to thank all those who appreciate Korean cinema,” said Song, who also starred in Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or-winning film. Parasite in Cannes three years ago.

Cannes best actor award winner Song Kang-ho, left, and jury president Vincent Lindon, right, meet Ostlund at the award ceremony on Saturday. (Joel C Ryan/Invision/The Associated Press)

Best actress honors went to Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her performance as a journalist in Ali Abbasi’s holy spider, a true crime thriller about a serial killer who targets sex workers in the religious Iranian city of Mashhad. Violent and graphic, holy spider It was not allowed to shoot in Iran and instead was done in Jordan. Accepting the award, Ebrahimi said the film shows “everything that is impossible to show in Iran.”

The awards were selected by a nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.

The jury prize was divided between friendship story the eight mountainsby Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix van Groeningen, and the Polish Jerzy Skolimowski OEabout a donkey’s journey through a ruthless modern Europe.

“I would like to thank my donkeys,” said Skolimowski, who used six donkeys while making the film.

Swedish-Egyptian filmmaker Tarik Saleh won the best screenplay award at Cannes for sky boya thriller set in the Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo.

This year’s award for Best First Feature, the Camera d’Or, went to Riley Keough and Gina Gammell for war ponya drama about the Pine Ridge Reservation made in collaboration with Oglala Lakota and Sicangu Lakota citizens.

Saturday’s closing ceremony brings to an end a Cannes that has attempted to fully resurrect the annual extravaganza, which was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and saw modest crowds last year. This year’s festival also took place against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, which sparked red carpet protests and a dialogue about the purpose of cinema in times of war.

Last year, the French body horror thriller titan took the top prize at Cannes, making director Julia Ducournau the second female filmmaker to win the Palm. In 2019, Bong Joon-ho Parasite it triumphed at Cannes before doing the same at the Academy Awards.

This year, the best Hollywood movies at Cannes: Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick, Three thousand years of longing – played out of the 21-movie competition lineup. But his presence helped restore some glamor after the pandemic curtailed the festival for the past two years.


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