Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Cannes Palme d’Or Goes to Ruben Ostlund for 2nd Time, Elvis’s Granddaughter Wins Prize for First Film


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!

Palme d’Or
Triangle Of Sadness, dir: Ruben Ostlund

Grand Prize (TIE)
Stars At Noon, dir: Claire Denis
Close, dir: Lukas Dhont

Best Director

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

Best Actor

Song Kang-ho, Broker

Best Screenplay

Tarik Saleh, Boy From Heaven

Best Actress

Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Holy Spider

Camera d’Or

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


Best Documentary
All That Breathes, dir: Shaunak Sen

Special Jury Prize
Mariupolis 2, dir: Mantas Kvedaravicius

Broker, dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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