After 11 days of film screenings on the French Riviera, the 75th Cannes Film Festival announced this year's winners and the recipient of the prestigious Palme d'Or. The latter was awarded to Swedish director Ruben Östlund for Triangle of Sadness, his satire about the super-rich aboard an ill-fated mega-yacht. This marks Östlund's second movie to win the Palme, following 2017's The Square.
Following his win, Östlund said, "Someone told me one day, 'The first Palme d'or can be an accident, but the second really means something.' My first time In Competition, everything was new for me, and I didn't take advantage of it. This time, I'm with friends, with the team, so I'm very happy."
"At the time I had the impression that auteur filmmaking had become boring. I had the idea of taking up the important themes of our time in a context that makes audiences want to watch the film," he continued. "We bring the audience in to discuss important themes. The most important question is that of responsibility: how do we build a society together?"
This year's festival jury was chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon and comprised director Asghar Farhadi, actress and director Rebecca Hall, director Ladj Ly, director Jeff Nichols, actress Deepika Padukone, actress Noomi Rapace, director Joachim Trier and actress and director Jasmine Trinca.
Below, see the full list of winners.
Triangle of Sadness, directed by Ruben Östlund
Grand Prix (Tie)
Stars at Noon, directed by Claire Denis
Close, directed by Lukas Dhont
Park Chan-wook for Decision to Leave
Song Kang-ho for Broker
Zar Amir Ebrahimi for Holy Spider
Jury Prize (Tie)
EO, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
The Eight Mountains, directed by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix van Groeningen
Boy From Heaven, written by Tarik Saleh
75th Anniversary Special Award
Tori & Lokita, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
War Pony, directed by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell
Short Film Palme d'Or
The Water Murmurs, directed by Chen Jianying
Golden Eye Documentary Prize
All That Breathes, directed by Shaunak Sen
Joyland, directed by Saim Sadiq
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