Swedish Satire ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Wins Top Prize in Cannes

Swedish social satire “Triangle of Sadness” by director Ruben Östlund won the top prize at the closing ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival on May 28.

Östlund, dubbed the “king of cringe,” received the Palme d’Or for his film — with a lengthy vomiting scene — about two models stranded on a luxury cruise.

Östlund told reporters that he had aimed “to make an exciting film for the audience and bring thought-provoking content.”

“We wanted to entertain them. We wanted them to ask themselves questions. We wanted them to, after the screening, go out and have something to talk about,” Östlund said.

This is the second time Östlund won the award — the first time was in 2017 for “The Square.”

The film stars British actor Harris Dickinson, South African actress Charlbi Dean, and Oscar-nominated Hollywood veteran Woody Harrelson.

American independent film production and distribution company Neon plans to distribute the film in the United States.

A nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon chose the winners for this year’s festival.


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