“Triangle of Sadness”, Swedish director film Ruben Ostlund won the palm d’or for Best Film at Cannes Film Festival this Saturday (28).
“When we started making this movie, I think we had one goal: to try to make a movie that’s really exciting for audiences and bring in thought-provoking content,” Ostlund said.
“We wanted to entertain them, we wanted them to ask themselves questions, we wanted them to go out after the screening and have something to talk about,” he added.
Exploring notions of beauty and privilege, the film sends two models on a luxury cruise – only to leave them stranded on a desert island with a handful of billionaire employees and guests. The toilet attendant proves to have the best survival skills and social structures are torn down.
“The thing about Ostlund is that he makes you laugh, but he also makes you think,” he told “Variety” in his review of the film. “No matter what sphere he approaches, we are forced to see the world differently.”
Ostlund won the Palme d’Or in 2017 for his film “The Square: The Art of Discord”, a satire on a prestigious art curator.
The festival awarded two films with the Grand Prix: “Close” a film by the Belgian director Lukas Dhont about friendship and masculinity, and “Stars at Noon” which takes place in modern Nicaragua, by French filmmaker Claire Denis.
The jury prize also went to two films, “The Eight Mountains”, from Belgian directors Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch and “EO” from Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, which is told through the eyes of a donkey.
“Thank you, my donkeys,” Skolimowski said in his acceptance speech.
The South Korean Star Song Kang-ho won the best actor award for his role in “Broker”, while the South Korean director Park Chan-wook won the best director award for his romantic thriller “Decision to Leave” .
the iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi who won the best actress award for her role as a journalist tracking a serial killer in “Holy Spyder,” was visibly moved.
“Maybe having me here tonight is just a message – especially for women, Iranian women,” she said at a press conference shortly after the ceremony, when asked about an apparent outpouring of support for her on social media, which she said did not see.
the french actress Carole Bouquet announced a surprise 75th anniversary award to mark the festival’s anniversary. It was for the Belgian director brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, by “Tori and Lokita”.
For its 75th anniversary, the festival resumed its traditional calendar in May after two years of pandemic disruptions and marked the return of parties and in-person gatherings – both of which were not allowed last year due to strict protocols. Covid-19.
Check out the Cannes Film Festival red carpet:
Source: CNN Brasil