‘Triangle of Sadness,’ a class warfare comedy by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the film festival and Ostlund has won it for the second time – the first being for his 2017 movie ‘The Square’.
“We wanted after the screening (for people) to go out together and have something to talk about. All of us agree that the unique thing with cinema is that we’re watching together. So we have to save something to talk about but we should also have fun and be entertained,” Ostlund said after winning the award.
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The jury’s second prize, the grand prix, was shared between Lukas Dhont’s tender boyhood drama ‘Close’ and director Claire Denis’ film ‘Stars at Noon.’
Meanwhile, Korean actor Song Kang Ho was named best actor for his performance in Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film ‘Broker’.
“I’d like to thank all those who appreciate Korean cinema,” said Song after winning the award.
The best actress award went to Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her performance as a journalist in Ali Abbasi’s ‘Holy Spider.’
The awards were selected by a nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.
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The jury prize was split between ‘The Eight Mountains,’ by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen, and Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s ‘EO.’
Swedish-Egyptian filmmaker Tarik Saleh took home the best screenplay award for ‘Boy From Heaven.’
The award for best first film, the Camera d’Or, went to Riley Keough and Gina Gammell for ‘War Pony.’
The awards were selected by a nine-member jury, which was headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.