The Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival goes to the film ”Triangle of Sadness” by Swedish director Ruben Östlund.
Cannes. The Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival goes to the film “Triangle of Sadness” by Swedish director Ruben Östlund. This was announced by the jury on Saturday evening. The satire prevailed against 20 other competition entries. A jury chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon made the decision.
“Triangle of Sadness” is a satire on the world of influencers and the super-rich. Among other things, he plays on a luxury yacht. After being hijacked by pirates, some of the ship’s travelers are stranded on an island where hierarchies are reversed. “Triangle of Sadness” is about the absurdity of capitalism, power relations and social inequality. Östlund won the Palme d’Or in 2017 for “The Square”.
The Grand Jury Prize, the second most important award at the festival, went to French filmmaker Claire Denis (“Stars at Noon”) and Belgian Lukas Dhont for “Close” this year. The award for best director went to Park Chan-wook (“Decision to Leave”).
Iranian actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi accepted the award for best actress. In Ali Abbasi’s “Holy Spider” she embodies a courageous journalist who is on the trail of a serial killer. South Korean Song Kang-ho won Best Actor for his role in Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Broker.”
“Un certain regard” for “Sisi” actress
The Jury Prize was awarded to “Le Otto Montagne” by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen and equally to “EO” by Jerzy Skolimowski.
The Swede Tarik Saleh was honored with the award for the best screenplay for his film “Boy from Heaven”.
From an Austrian point of view, the most important decision was made on Friday evening. Vicky Krieps was honored for her leading role in the film “Corsage” by the Austrian director Marie Kreutzer in the sub-track “Un certain regard”. The Luxembourger plays Empress Elisabeth, who wants to break out of the corset of the role intended for her. Last year the film “The Great Freedom” by the Austrian Sebastian Meise won the jury prize in this section.