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Triangle of Sadness wins Palme d’Or

Published: 7th Jun, 2022


Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s class warfare comedy Triangle of Sadness won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.


  • The film - Triangle of Sadness, an uproarious three-part comedy about fashion models, social-media influencers, class divides and projectile vomiting, is the second Palme win in five years for Swedish director Ostlund, who won for “The Square” in 2017.
  • It is also the third consecutive win for U.S. distributor Neon, which took the top prize for “Titane” last year and “Parasite” in 2019. 
  • The runner-up prize, the Grand Prix, was a tie between young Belgian director Lukas Dhont’s “Close” and veteran French filmmaker Claire Denis’ “Stars at Noon.”
  • The Jury Prize, which is essentially the third-place award, was a tie between two films.
  • The jury was headed by French actor Vincent Lindon and also included Iranian director AsgharFarhadi, actress-directors Rebecca Hall and Jasmine Trinca, directors Ladj Ly, Jeff Nichols and Joachim Trier and actresses NoomiRapaceand DeepikaPadukone.

The list of winners:

  • Palme d’Or: “Triangle of Sadness,” Ruben Ostlund
  • Grand Prix: (TIE) “Close,” Lukas Dhont; and “Stars at Noon,” Claire Denis
  • Jury Prize: (TIE) “The Eight Mountains,” Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch; and “Eo,” Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Best Director: Park Chan-Wook, “Decision to Leave”
  • Best Screenplay: “Boy From Heaven,” Tarik Saleh
  • Best Actor: Song Kang Ho, “Broker”
  • Best Actress: Zar Amir Ebrahimi, “Holy Spider”
  • 75th anniversary special award: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, “Tori and Lokita”
  • Camera d’Or (best first film): “War Pony,” Riley Keough and Gina Gammell
  • Camera d’Or, special mention: “Plan 75,” Hayakawa Chie
  • Palme d’Or, Short Film: “The Water Murmurs,” Jianying Chen
  • Short film special mention: “Lori,” Abinash Bikram Shah

About Cannes Film Festival:

  • Cannes Film Festival was founded in 1946 and the invitation-only festival is held usually in May every year.
  • Cannes is also one of the Big Three major European Film Festivals, alongside the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany and Venice Film Festival in Italy.
  • Cannes 2022:
    • India has been chosen as ‘Country of Honour’ at Marche’ Du Film at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.
    • As Cannes Film Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2022 with India being the country of honour, the festival will screen Satyajit Ray’s Pratidwandi in Cannes Classic Selection.
    • The 1970 film has been restored under the National Film Heritage Mission which is a project undertaken by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
    • Bollywood Star Deepika Padukone has been announced as part of the competition jury of the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

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