Ruben Ostlund’s “Triangle of Sadness” has taken the top prize of the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
The dark comedy stars Woody Harrelson as the captain of a luxury cruise for the uber-rich and features a much talked about projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhoea-fueled seasickness sequence that had the film festival’s audience cackling in laughter.
The runner-up Grand Prix ended up being a tie between Claire Denis’ “Stars at Noon” and Lukas Dhont’s “Close”. Shaunak Sen’s “All That Breathes” took best documentary, and a Jury Prize was a tie between Jerzy Skolimowski’s “EO” and Van Groeningen & Vandermeersch’s “The Eight Mountains”.
Park Chan-wook’s mystery thriller “Decision To Leave” took home best director at the fest whilst also topping the Screen Magazine annual ‘Jury Grid’ poll of critics ranking all the films at Cannes in competition.
Best actor went to “Parasite” alum Song Kang-ho for “Broker” which also scored a smaller jury prize. Zar Amir Ebrahimi took best actress for “Holy Spider,” Tarik Saleh’s “Boy from Heaven” won best screenplay, Riley Keough & Gina Gammell’s “War Pony” won the Camera d’Or.