The Cannes Film Festival prizes have been awarded this evening, wrapping up the 75th anniversary experience.
The winner if Ruben Ostlund for “Triangle of Sadness.” It’s Ostlund’s second Palme d’Or.
The Baz Luhrmann movie, “Elvis,” wasn’t in competition. But get this: Elvis’s granddaughter, won Best First Film for co-directing “War Pony” with Gina Gammell. Riley Keough is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and an accomplished actress already. Maybe a little of Elvis’s magic sprinkled down on her.
Two movies tied for second place. “Stars At Noon,” directed Claire Denis and assailed by most critics, and “Close,” directed by Lukas Dhont.
The 75th Cannes fest sounds like it was lively and fun, with plenty of little controversies and several occasions to mutter “Sacre bleu!” at edgy filmmaking. But that’s what it’s supposed to be!
Triangle Of Sadness, dir: Ruben Ostlund
Grand Prize (TIE)
Stars At Noon, dir: Claire Denis
Close, dir: Lukas Dhont
Park Chan-wook, Decision To Leave
Special 75th Anniversary Prize
Tori And Lokita, dirs: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Jury Prize (TIE)
EO, dir: Jerzy Skolimowski
The Eight Mountains, dirs: Felix Van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch
Song Kang-ho, Broker
Tarik Saleh, Boy From Heaven
Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Holy Spider
War Pony, dirs: Riley Keough & Gina Gammell
Camera d’Or Special Mention
Plan 75, dir: Chie Hayakawa
Short Film Palme d’Or
The Water Murmurs, dir: Jianying Chen
GOLDEN EYE AWARDS
All That Breathes, dir: Shaunak Sen
Special Jury Prize
Mariupolis 2, dir: Mantas Kvedaravicius
PRIZE OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY
Broker, dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda