Sweden's 'Triangle of Grief' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes


The Cannes International Film Festival concluded its 75th edition, in which 21 films competed, and the jury headed by French actor Vincent Landon awarded the Swedish film "The Triangle of Grief" by director Robin Ostlund, the second Palme d'Or in his cinematic career.

The head of Landon's jury explained that the whole committee was shocked by this film, which talks about a couple working in fashion shows who receive an invitation on board a luxury yacht that is sinking and begins a journey of trouble to survive.

For his part, the director of the work said after receiving the Palme d'Or, "When we started making this film, we worked very hard for a film that the cinema audience loves and thinks about the essence of the film. Thank you to all those working in the film."

The jury also awarded its prize to two films: Close, directed by Lucas Dönett, and the film Stars of the Back, directed by French director Claire Donet.

Iranian Zar Amir Ibrahimi won the Best Actress award for her role in the movie "The Holy Spider" by Iranian opposition director Ali Abbasi.

In the film, Ebrahimi plays the role of a young journalist from Tehran who personally tracks down a serial killer who killed prostitutes in the Iranian city of Mashhad and exposes his crimes.

Also, South Korean actor Song Kang won the Best Actor award for his role in Hirokazu Kore-eda, directed by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda.

The jury awarded the grand prize equally between the two films 'Close' by Belgian director Lucas Danon and French Claire Denis for her movie Stars of the Back.

The Swedish script award, of Egyptian origin, was won by Tarek Saleh for his movie Born from Heaven.

As for the prize of the seventy-fifth session, it went to the brothers Jean-Pierre and Luke Dardenne for their film Torey and Lucita.

Gina Camille for "War Pony" also won the Golden Camera, a reward given to the first film.

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