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Cannes: Five Takeaways From the 2022 Film Festival

The 75th Cannes International Film Festival drew to a close Saturday after two weeks of premieres, parties, red carpet glam and dealmaking, with a strong dose of political protesting thrown in. The Palme d’Or win Saturday night for Ruben Ostlund’s capitalism satire Triangle of Sadness — adding the Swedish director, who won here in 2017 […]

Ruben Ostlund on Roasting Capitalism in His Take-No-Prisoners Satire ‘Triangle of Sadness’

Five years after snatching the 2017 Palme d’Or for The Square, Ruben Östlund is back in Cannes with another biting satire on the human condition. While his last film skewered the art industry, Triangle of Sadness draws a bead on the world of high fashion and the global 1 percent. Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean […]

Ruben Ostlund’s ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Wins Palme d’Or at 2022 Cannes Film Festival

Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness, a broad, raucous satire on modern-day capitalism, has won the Palme d’Or for best film at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. This is Östlund’s second Palme, after his last film, The Square, a satire on the art world, won the Palme d’Or in 2017. Östlund’s film follows a group of […]

Cannes: ‘All That Breathes,’ ‘Mariupolis 2’ Win Documentary Honors

All That Breathes, a New Delhi-set documentary from director Shaunak Sen about a pair of brothers dedicated to rescuing birds of prey, has won the L’Œil d’or, or Golden Eye Award, for best documentary at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Sen’s film follows Nadeem and Saud, two working-class men living in New Delhi who, since […]

Cannes: ‘Broker’ Wins Ecumenical Jury Award for Best Film

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Broker, a Korean-language drama about an abandoned child, illegal baby brokers and makeshift families, has won the Ecumenical jury award for best film at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Kore-eda, who won Cannes’ top prize, the Palme d’Or, in 2018 for Shoplifters, makes his first foray into Korean cinema with Broker, which features […]

Cannes: Kelly Reichardt on the Progress of Female Directors: “Not That Much Has Changed”

Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams engaged in loose reflection on the process of making art and collaboration, on the problems with the traditional artistic biopic, and on acting with cats and monkeys, at a wide-ranging press conference Saturday following the world premiere of their Cannes competition film Showing Up. In the film, Williams plays Lizzie, […]

Cannes: ‘The Worst Ones,’ Vicky Krieps Win 2022 Un Certain Regard Awards

Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret’s The Worst Ones, a film-within-a-film drama about a French film crew trying to cast locals in a working-class French town, has won the top prize for best film in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Johan Heldenbergh plays Flemish director Gabriel, who is casting kids […]

Cannes: Magnolia Pictures Takes U.S. Rights to Mads Mikkelsen-Starrer ‘King’s Land’

Magnolia Pictures has snatched up U.S. rights from TrustNordisk to King’s Land, an upcoming period epic from Denmark starring Mads Mikkelsen (Fantastic Beasts) and Amanda Collin (Raised by Wolves). The project will see Mikkelsen reteam with his A Royal Affair director Nikolaj Arcel in an adaptation of the Ida Jessen’s Danish best-seller The Captain and […]

Cannes: ‘War Pony’ Poodle Brit Wins Palm Dog Award

If there were ever a clear sign that the Cannes Film Festival has returned to all its pre-pandemic glory, it was the ceremony for the Palm Dog, the beloved, unofficial awards show celebrating the best canine performances across the official selection and various sidebars, held a day before Cannes hands out its Palme d’Or. In […]

Cannes: Daniel Bruhl and Macaulay Culkin Join ‘Rich Flu’

Daniel Brühl and Macaulay Culkin have joined the cast of Rich Flu, a high-concept thriller from Pablo Larrain’s Fabula banner. Rosamund Pike is set to star in the film, set in a world where a strange disease begins killing off the super-rich. First it hits the billionaires, then the multimillionaires and so on, triggering a massive […]

Cannes: amfAR’s Star-Studded Gala Honors Robert De Niro, Raises Millions

The amfAR gala, the social and celebrity highlight of every Cannes Film Festival, returned in all its pre-COVID glory Thursday night. With all pandemic restrictions lifted in France ahead of this year’s festival, the charity event from the foundation for AIDS Research could again pull out all the stops in a glitzy and star-studded evening. […]

Cannes: Japanese Master Hirokazu Kore-eda Discusses the Creation of His ‘Shoplifters’ Companion Feature ‘Broker’

Three years after making his French filmmaking debut with The Truth — which, ironically, premiered in Venice — Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is back in Cannes in a big way with the competition entry Broker, his first fully Korean film.  A master of the delicate family drama, Kore-eda’s last Cannes contender, 2018’s Shoplifters, won the […]