Cannes: Palme d’Or at “Triangle of Sadness”, Italy wins with “The eight mountains”

The Palme d’Or of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival went to “Triangle of Sadness” by Rubel Östlund. To communicate it to the Grand Theater Lumiere of the Palazzo del Festival, the jury by Vincent Lindon is composed of Noomi Rapace, Jeff Nichols, Ladj Ly, Rebecca Hall, Deepika Padukone, Jasmine Trinca, Joachim Trier and Asghar Farhadi.

There is also a bit of Italy on the podium of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Even if it is the text from which one of the awarded films is born that defends the Italian flag, “The eight mountains”novel by Paolo Cognettiwhile directors, actors and screenwriters of Italian cinema have very little space left among the sequins of the Croisette.

It is the prestigious Jury Prize the one assigned to the cinematographic transposition of the work of Cognetti, signed by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen, which divides it ex aequo with “Eo” by Jerzy Skolimowski.

«With” The Eight Mountains “Italian cinema is still the protagonist» commented one of the first the Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschinirecalling the contribution made to the success of the film, as well as by the author of the text and by the two protagonists Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghialso from the Val d’Aostawhich is more than just a fifth of the entire film.

To shine in the firmament of the best actresses awarded on the Côte d’Azur from today there is also Tsar Amir Ebrahimifor interpretation in “Holy Spider” by Ali Abbasi. On the male front, however, the check Song Kang-Ho for “Broker” by Kore-Eda Hirokazu.

And it is always the Far East that comes out the winner also on the directing front: it is up to South Korean Park Chan-Wook the highest recognition for his “Decision To Leave”.

Best screenplay was that of “Boy From Heaven” by Tarik Saleh, while the Special Prize was given to “Tori and Lokita” by the brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

Another ex aequo also for the Grand Prix, awarded to «Close» by Lukas Dhont and «Stars at noon» by Claire Denis.

Lastly, the Camera d’Or, the award for best first film went to “War Pony” by Gina Gammel and Riley Keough, presented in the official selection of «A Certain regard». TO “Plan 75” by Hayakawa Chie went the special mention.