Swedish director Robin Ostlund’s social satire “Triangle of Sadness” won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.
Triangle of Sadness is a 2022 internationally co-produced satirical film written and directed by Ruben Östlund and starring Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean and Woody Harrelson. Production of the film was paused on two occasions in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was entered into the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and won the Palme d’Or.
The jury of the festival also chose Korean star Song Kang-ho, as the best actor for his performance in the film “Broker” by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. The story of the film revolves around a Korean family looking for a family for a child abandoned by his parents.
The Best Actress award went to Iranian actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her performance as a journalist in Ali Abbasi’s “Holly Spider,” a thriller about the true crime of a killer targeting prostitutes in Mashhad. The film was not allowed to be filmed in Iran, and was instead filmed in Jordan.
Upon receiving the award, Ebrahimi said that the film depicted “everything that is impossible to show in Iran.”