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‘Triangle of Sorrow’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes Film News

A viciously poignant satire about class conflict has won the top prize at France’s Cannes Film Festival.

Ruben Ostrund’s social satire “Triangle of Sorrows” won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, the second time Ostrund has won the film’s most prestigious title one of the awards.

The festival also nominated South Korean star Song Kang-ho for best actor for his performance in the Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda’s film “The Agent,” about a South Korean family finding a home for an abandoned baby.

“I want to thank everyone who appreciates Korean films,” said Song, who starred in Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or-winning “Parasite,” in Cannes three years ago.

Best Actress goes to Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her role as a reporter in Ali Abbasi’s “Holy Spider,” a true crime thriller about Serial killer of sex workers in the religious city of Mashhad in Iran.

Violent and graphic, Holy Spider is not allowed to be filmed in Iran, but made in Jordan. Accepting the award, Ebrahimi said the film depicts “everything that is impossible to show in Iran”.

. May 28, 2022, Cannes, France, the 75th Cannes Film Festival Jury President Vincent Lindon (Vincent Lindon) with the film “Triangle of Sorrows” won the Palme d’Or, director Ruben Ostrom (Ruben Ostlund) group photo [Eric Gaillard/Reuters]

The award was chosen by a nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Linden.

The Jury Prize was split equally between Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen’s friendship story “Eight Mountains” and Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO, about a donkey’s journey through the unforgiving modern Europe.

“I want to thank my donkeys,” said Skolimovsky, who used six donkeys for the film.

best screenplay for a boy from heaven

Swedish-Egyptian filmmaker Tarik Saleh has won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival for his thriller “The Boy from Heaven,” shot in Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque.

This year’s Golden Camera Award for Best Debut went to Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s War Pony, a play about the Pine Ridge Reserve in collaboration with the citizens of Oglala Lakota and Sicangu Lakota.

Saturday’s closing ceremony wrapped up the Cannes Film Festival, which sought to fully revive the annual French event, which was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic and saw a small audience last year. This year’s festival is also set against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, which has sparked protests on the red carpet and conversations about the purpose of wartime films.

Last year, French body-horror thriller “Titans” won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, making director Julia de Kurnau the second female director to win the Palme d’Or. In 2019, Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” was a big winner at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by a big win at the Oscars.

This year, Cannes’ biggest Hollywood films — Elvis Presley, Top Gun: The Maverick, Three Thousand Years of Desire — screened outside Cannes’ 21-film competition lineup. But their presence has helped restore some of Cannes’ charm after the pandemic curtailed the festival over the past two years.

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