Barf orgy on a luxury cruise Biting satire wins the Palme d’Or in Cannes 2022 – cinema news – FILMSTARTS.de

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From May 17th to 28th, 2022, the red carpet was rolled out again on the famous staircase in front of the Festival Palais in Cannes. At the 75th edition of the film festival, Hollywood blockbusters such as » Top Gun: Maverick » with Tom Cruise and Baz Luhrmann’s » Elvis » were shown out of competition this time. And the 21 films in the official competition were also impressive: Among other things, there were Body horror in David Cronenberg’s Crimes Of The Future , scathing satire in Ruben Ostlund’s Triangle Of Sadness , serial killer thrill in Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider and coming-of-age drama in Armageddon Time’ by James Gray. French actor Vincent Lindon chaired the jury this year .

The prizes were then awarded in the glamorous closing ceremony on Saturday evening. The Palme d’Or 2022 went to the satire » Triangle Of Sadness » by Ruben Östlund, who had already won the Palme d’Or in 2017 with » The Square «. In «Triangle Of Sadness» starring Woody Harrelson and Iris Berben, a male model and his influencer girlfriend embark on a luxury cruise that goes completely out of control. The fact that there is a veritable puke orgy on the ship is just the beginning…

The FILMSTARTS review of «Triangle Of Sadness»

Zar Amir Ebrahimi was awarded Best Actress for her role in “ Holy Spider ”. She plays an Iranian journalist who is on the trail of a prostitute killer. Song Kang-ho won Best Actor for Broker . In Hirokazu Kore-eda’s tragic comedy, he plays a man who, with his partner, wants to sell babies from a baby hatch to parents who want to adopt them and unexpectedly finds a replacement family himself.

The awards of the jury

The 2022 jury prize went to two films: » EO «, a film about the life (and suffering) of a donkey by Jerzy Skolimowsk, inspired by Robert Bresson’s » For example Balthasar «, and » Eight Mountains » by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch. In it, a boy from the city and a boy from the mountains form a friendship that they will hold on to for the rest of their lives, even if they take very different paths.

The Grand Jury Prize (not to be confused with Jury Prize) also went to two films. On the one hand, the drama “ Close ” by Lukas Dhont received an award, in which the friendship of two boys is put to the test, culminating in a catastrophe. On the other hand, the director Claire Denis was able to pick up the grand prize from the jury for her romantic thriller » Stars At Noon » with Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn

Special price for the 75th anniversary

Because the 2022 film festival is celebrating a very special anniversary with its 75th edition, this time there was an extraordinary special prize. This 75th Film Festival award went to the competition entry » Tori And Lokita » by Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. It’s about two children who escape from West Africa and struggle to survive in Belgium while Lokita waits for an official residence permit.

Direction, screenplay and Golden Camera

Park Chan-wook won Best Director for his South Korean noir drama Decision To Leave , about a detective who falls in love with a murder suspect. For FILMSTARTS, «Decision To Leave» is one of the best films shown at the film festival — we gave it 4.5 stars out of 5 . Best Screenplay award went to Tarik Saleh for Boy From Heaven .

The Golden Camera for a first feature was awarded to «War Pony,» a drama about two Lakota boys growing up on a reservation. Directed by Gina Gammell and Riley Keough — the latter is the granddaughter of Elvis, who is played by Austin Butler in the biopic «Elvis», which premiered in Cannes.

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