Class Satire’s ‘Triangle of Sorrows’ won the Can Pame D’Or

Class Satire's 'Triangle of Sorrows' won the Can Pame D'Or

Swedish film director Ruben Ostlund poses with the trophy after winning the Palme d’Or.


Palme d’Or was the winner at Saturday’s Cannes Film Festival, with a sharply sarcastic satire about class conflict, an already-infamous vomiting and defecation scene.

“Triangle of Sorrows” Sweden’s Ruben Ostlund has earned a place among selected directors who have won two Palme d’Ors, taking it already in 2017 with “The Square”.

Now firmly established as the king of the cruise in the arthouse world, Astlund takes a scalpel for bourgeois casualness in his films, and this time looks at fashion models and the super-rich, whose reputation is suddenly tarnished when disaster strikes their cruise. Ships

An extended sequence of ship-borne vomits and violent diarrhea quickly turned into a festive discussion after its premiere last week, with spectators either laughing out loud or turning green.

Accepting the award, Ostlund said he wanted to entertain the audience but “ask yourself questions, go out after the screening and talk a bit.”

‘Come a long way’

The most moving part of the ceremony was the Best Actress award given to Iranian Tsar Amir Ibrahimi, who was forced to flee his country 16 years ago after a humiliating propaganda about her love life.

He won for his role in “Holy Spider” as a journalist searching for serial killers who killed prostitutes in the holy city of Mashhad.

“I’ve come a long way to come to this stage tonight. It wasn’t an easy story,” said Ibrahimi, who now lives in Paris.

“This movie is about women, it’s about their bodies, it’s about a face, hair, hands, feet, breasts, sex – that’s impossible to show in Iran.”

Elsewhere, it was a powerful night for Asian cinema with the best director known for South Korea’s Park Chan-Uk, the 2003 thriller “Oldboy”.

He won a “decision to leave” about falling for a detective, the main suspect in a murder investigation.

And the best actor is Song Kang-ho, famous for his father’s role in the Oscar-winning “Parasite.”

He starred in the Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-ada’s “Broker,” a story about a man trying to sell an abandoned child but who, despite his criminal efforts, proved to have a tender heart.

The runners-up Grand Prix was split between 32-year-old Belgian Lucas Dhont and French veteran Claire Dennis.

Dhont’s “Close” is a gentle portrait of two boys being bullied when they learn to fight their budding sex, while Dennis wins for “Stars at Nun”, a love story set up against Central American political tensions.

The third-place jury prize was split between “The Eight Mountains”, a film about lifelong friendships in the Italian Alps and the most radical entry into the festival, “Yo”, a film told entirely from the perspective of a donkey in the legendary Polish arthouse. Director, 84-year-old Jerzy Skolimowski.

Blockbuster version

The 12-day festival saw plenty of Hollywood glitz, with Tom Cruise launching his first in-ear tour in 30 years, “Top Gun: Maverick”, with a French Air Force display team.

It was a great year for music lovers – Buzz Luhrmann rocked things with his much-anticipated Rock ‘n’ Roll biopic, “Elvis” and blew the critics away with an over-immersed documentary about David Bowie, “Munez Day Dream”.

Coincidentally, Elvis’ granddaughter Riley Keefe won the Camera D’Or, Best Debut Film Award for “War Pony” with co-director Gina Gammel.

A video message from President Volodymyr Zelensky at the opening ceremony casts a shadow over the process since the start of the Ukraine war.

Several Ukrainian films have received special screenings, and there has been bitter debate over the inclusion of Russian director Kirill Serebrenikov in the main competition, despite condemnation of the war.

The jury was headed by French actor Vincent Lyndon, who spoke of a similar battle between nine of its members – two-time Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and Indian superstar Deepika Padukone – jokingly trying to reach a decision on the winners. It will take another four years.

On the occasion of the festival’s 75th anniversary, a special award was presented to Jean-Pierre and Luke Darden, who have twice won the Palme d’Or and returned to the competition with the well-known immigrant drama “Tori and Lokita”.

Last year’s jury, led by U.S. director Spike Lee, presented Palme with a woman only for the second time in the festival’s history – for French director Julia Ducornau de Gori and for the radical “Titan”.

(This story was not edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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