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CANNES 2022 Awards

Triangle of Sadness earns Ruben Östlund his second Palme d'Or

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- CANNES 2022: Prizes also went to Lukas Dhont, Claire Denis, the Dardennes, Jerzy Skolimowski, Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch, and Tarik Saleh

Triangle of Sadness earns Ruben Östlund his second Palme d'Or
Ruben Östlund with his Palme d'or for Triangle of Sadness

At the close of a festival whose competition section has rarely generated so much uncertainty, without any clear favourites emerging in the media and a huge number of contenders attracting fierce defenders and staunch detractors, the Competition Jury (presided over by Vincent Lindon) of the 75th Cannes Film Festival has announced the winners of its prizes. And this nebulous state of affairs has clearly affected their deliberations given that their number of champions has risen to 10. Out of this deep, dark well and into the light emerged Ruben Östlund’s dazzling work Triangle of Sadness [+see also:
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, which helped the Swedish filmmaker scoop his second Palme d’Or (after the first won for The Square [+see also:
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in 2017), to become the nineth director in the history of Cannes to have nabbed the Palme d'Or twice (after Francis Ford Coppola, Shōhei Imamura, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Michael Haneke and Ken Loach), a performance he has managed to pull off in just two competition appearances.

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The remaining champions are a subtle blend of safe bets and new faces. Standing tall among the seasoned winners, we find France’s Claire Denis with her tie-break Grand Prize for Stars at Noon [+see also:
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, Polish veteran Jerzy Skolimowski with his tie-break Jury Prize for Eo [+see also:
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, Belgian brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne with their 75th Anniversary Prize for Tori and Lokita [+see also:
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, South Korea’s Park Chan-wook with his mise en scène award for Decision To Leave, and his compatriot Song Kang-ho, crowned with the Best Actor Prize for his part in Broker by Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda.

The rising stars of this event, rewarded for reaching this level for the first ever time, are Belgium’s Lukas Dhont, with the Grand Prize he won in a tie-break for Close [+see also:
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, his compatriots Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch (produced by Italy, Belgium and France) with their Jury Prize bagged ex-aequo for The Eight Mountains [+see also:
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, the Swedish director of Egyptian origin Tarik Saleh with the Best Screenplay award for his film Boy From Heaven [+see also:
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, and the Best Actress accolade for Iranian talent Zar Amir Ebrahimi’s performance in Holy Spider [+see also:
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by the Danish filmmaker of Iranian origin Ali Abbasi (a production bringing together Denmark, Germany, France and Sweden).

Also worth mentioning is the Caméra d'Or for the Best First Feature presented on the Croisette (awarded by a jury led by Spanish actress Rossy de Palma), which went to War Pony by US directors Riley Keough and Gina Gammell, while a Special Mention winged its way to Plan 75 [+see also:
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 by Japan’s Chie Hayakawa (co-produced by France). Both films were unveiled within the Un Certain Regard section but neither featured on the section’s own winners’ list, which was unveiled last night by a jury steered by Valeria Golino (read our news).

Last but not least, the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film was bagged by The Water Murmurs by Chinese director Jianying Chen, while a Special Mention went to Abinash Bikram Shah’s Nepalese movie Lori (Melancholy of My Mother's Lullabies).

The awards:

Palme d'Or
Triangle of Sadness [+see also:
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- Ruben Östlund (Sweden/Germany/France/Turkey)

Grand Prix
Close [+see also:
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- Lukas Dhont (Belgium/France/Netherlands)
Stars at Noon [+see also:
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- Claire Denis (France)

Best Director
Park Chan-wook - Decision to Leave (South Korea)

Best Actress
Zar Amir Ebrahimi - Holy Spider [+see also:
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(Germany/Denmark/France/Sweden)

Best Actor
Song Kang-ho - Broker (South Korea/Japan)

Best Screenplay
Tarik Saleh - Boy From Heaven [+see also:
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(Sweden/France/Finland/Denmark/Morocco)

Jury Prize
The Eight Mountains [+see also:
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- Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen (Italy/Belgium/France/UK)
Eo [+see also:
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- Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland/Italy)

Special 75th Anniversary Award
Tori and Lokita [+see also:
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- Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (Belgium/France)

Caméra d'Or
War Pony - Riley Keough and Gina Gammell (USA)
Special Mention
Plan 75 [+see also:
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- Chie Hayakawa (Japan/France)

Palme d'Or for Best Short Film
The Water Murmurs - Story Chen (China)
Special Mention
Lori (Melancholy of My Mother’s Lullabies) - Abinash Bikram Shah (Nepal/Hong Kong)

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