The jury of the Cannes Film Festival delivered its verdict this Saturday evening, rewarding the film “Triangle of Sadness” by filmmaker Ruben Östlund. After “The Square”, this is his second Palme d’Or. The jury also awarded a special 75th Festival prize to the Dardenne brothers. Filmmaker Ruben Östlund, Saturday at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMON He joins a very private club of filmmakers who have received two Palmes d’Or: filmmaker Ruben Östlund receives for the second time the highest award from the Cannes Film Festival Cannes, for his film “Triangle of Sadness” (“Without filter” in French). The jury rewarded the director’s first film in English, which takes place on a cruise for the ultra-rich, the setting for a provocative film critical of the excesses of capitalism. “The whole jury was extremely shocked by this film”, declared Vincent Lindon, president of the Jury. “When we started this film, we had only one goal: to try to make a film that interests the public and makes them think provocatively,” explained the Swedish director when he came to collect the prize. It is therefore the second time that the filmmaker has won this award, after “The Square” in 2017. So far, only Francis Ford Coppola, Shōhei Imamura, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Michael Haneke, Ken Loach and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne had won the Palme twice. Two prizes ex-aequo and a special prize The Dardenne brothers have also won a prize, created on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival: the Prize of the 75th festival was awarded to them by Carole Bouquet, for the movie “Tori and Lokita”. “It’s not the age of wisdom that we celebrate, but that of rediscovered joy,” said the actress to celebrate the anniversary of the Festival before the award ceremony. The jury also awarded two prizes ex-aequo: two Grand Prizes, for “Close” by Lukas Dhont and “Stars at noon” by Claire Denis, and two Jury Prizes, “The eight mountains” by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen and “Eo” by Jerzy Skolimowski. It also recognized Iranian actress Par Amir Ebrahimi, who dedicated her Best Actress Award to Golshifteh Farahani, who has lived in exile in France for more than ten years. The complete prize list: Palme d’Or: “Triangle of sadness” (“Without filter”) by Ruben Östlund Grand Prize: Lukas Dhont for “Close” and Claire Denis for “Stars at noon” (ex-aequo) Price of the bet on stage: “Decision To Leave” by Park Chan-Wook Special Prize for the 75th anniversary: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for “Tori and Lokita” Jury Prize: “The Eight Mountains” by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen and “Eo ” by Jerzy Skolimowski Best Actress Award: Zar Amir Ebrahimi for “Holy Spider” Best Actor Award: Song Kang Ho for “Booker” Screenplay Award: Tarik Sales for “Boy From Heaven”
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