Swedish director Robin Ostlund with his film sadness triangle She won the Palme d’Or for the second time at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2017, he also received the prestigious Film Award for his Swedish satire Square.
sadness triangle It revolves around a sinking cruise ship. Then the rich passengers have to build a new life on an uninhabited island. The film was given an eight-minute standing ovation at Cannes. Harris Dickinson, Charlie Dean, and Woody Harrelson star.
“When we started making this movie, we had one goal – to really try to make it an exciting movie that makes the audience think,” Ostlund said. “We wanted to entertain the audience, we wanted them to ask themselves questions, we wanted them to have something to talk about after the show,” said the director.
Ostlund won his first Palme d’Or for the film in 2017 Square† Furthermore, the Swede is known from the movie force majeure† Won the Jury Prize in Cannes in 2014.
The grand prize was awarded to two films this year: close by Belgian director Lucas Dönt and stars at noon French director Claire Denis. The jury prize had to be shared too eight mountains by Belgian directors Felix van Groningen and Charlotte Vandermerch and EO Directed by Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski.
The competition for the main prize of the Cannes Film Festival was filled with this version – perhaps more than usual – with well-known names from the art world. These films are likely to appear more often in the coming months. Palm winners like Amour, the tree of life And the parasite In recent years, for example, they have also done well at the Academy Awards, which were awarded only the following year.
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