Ruben Östlund wins his second Palme d’Or for “Triangle of Sadness” at Cannes Film Festival

For the 75th Cannes Film Festival, Sweden’s Ruben Östlund won his second Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) at Cannes on Saturday with the comedy “Triangle of Sadness”, an social satire of the ultra-rich and class relations in Western societies. “We had only one goal, to try to make a film that interests the audience and makes them think. We wanted the audience to ask themselves questions,” said Ruben Östlund after receiving the most prestigious prize of the festival.

In 2017, Ruber Östlund received his first Palme d’Or with the movie “The Square” since then different winners from different countries won this prestigious award. If you don’t remember the previous winner of the Palme d’Or in the last 5 year, here is a reminder:

  • 2022 – Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
  • 2021 – Titane by Julia Ducournau (France and Belgium)
  • 2020 – No festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2019 – Parasite by Bong Joon-ho (South Korea)
  • 2018 – Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)

Below the full 2022 prize list of the festival:

  • Palme d’Or: “Triangle of Sadness” by Ruben Östlund
  • Grand Prize: won ex-aequo by “Close” by Lukas Dhont and “Stars at noon” by Claire Denis
  • Director’s Award: “Decision to leave by Park” Chan-wook
  • Screenplay Award: “Boy from heaven” by Tarik Saleh
  • Jury Prize: won ex-aequo by “Hi-Han” by Jerzy Skolimowski and “The Eight Mountains” by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix van Groeningen.
  • Prize of the 75th Festival: “Tori and Lokita” by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  • Best Actress Award: Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her role in “Mashhad Nights”, by Ali Abbasi.
  • Best Actor Award: Song Kang-Ho for his role in “The Good Stars” by Hirokazu Kore-Eda.
  • Golden Camera: “War Pony” by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell
  • Palme d’Or for short film: “The water murmurs” by Jianying Chen
  • Palme d’Or of honor: Tom Cruise and Forest Whitaker


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