Cannes Film Festival 2022: Full winners list and highlights

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By Phyll Wu

Cannes Film Festival 2022: Full winners list and highlights

After kicking off on 12 May at the Palace of Festivals and Congresses of Cannes, the star-studded annual Cannes Film Festival is finally done and dusted. Ever since its inception in 1939, the annual festival has continued to showcase and honour films on an international level while promoting the development of cinema by acting as a springboard for new talents to be discovered. For its 75th edition, the festival remained committed to its founding purpose with its diverse guests and winners.

Among the many celebrities who came from across the globe is K-Pop superstar and actress, Lee Ji-Eun—also known by her stage name, IU—who attended the festival along with the cast of Broker. Lee’s attendance at the festival went viral for not only her head-turning visuals, but also her admirable “fan service” as she was seen continuously interacting with fans who came in support of her. Needless to say, she has truly earned the nickname of the “Nation’s Sweetheart” of South Korea.

However, IU was not the only star of the show. The movie she starred in, Broker, received a 12-minute standing ovation—making it the first Korean movie to receive the longest standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival.

Another celebrity who took the internet by storm was Anne Hathaway, who stole the show with her stunning looks while looking as youthful as ever.

READ: 30 Best looks from the 75th Cannes Film Festival

This year, the Un Certain Regard jury was presided by actress, director and producer Valeria Goliono, as well as director Debra Granik, actress Joanna Kulig, actor and singer Benjamin Biolay, and actor and producer Edgar Ramirez. After twelve days of glitzy and glamourous red carpet looks, the winners list has finally been revealed.

Keep reading to find out who bagged the coveted Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

Winners of the 75th Cannes Film Festival

Feature Films

Palme d’or: Triangle of Sadness, directed by Ruben Östlund

Grand Prix (jointly awarded): Closem directed by Lukas Dhont; Stars at Noon, directed by Claire Denis

Award for Best Director: Park Chan-Wook for Decision to Leave

Award for Best Screenplay: Tarik Saleh for Boy from Heaven

Jury Prize (jointly awarded): EO, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski; The Eight Mountains, directed by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen 

75th anniversary Prize: Tori and Lokita, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Award for Best Actress: Zar Amir Ebrahimi in Holy Spider, directed by Ali Abbasi 

Award for Best Actor: Song Kang-ho in Broker, directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu

Short Films

Palme d’or: The Water Murmurs, directed by Jianying Chen

Special Mention: Melancholy of my Mother’s Lullabies, directed by Abinash Bikram Shah

Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard Prize: The Worst Ones, directed by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret

Jury Prize: Joyland, directed by Saim Sadiq

Best Director Prize: Alexandru Belc for Metronom

Best Performance Prize (jointly awarded): Vicky Krieps in Corsage, directed by Marie Kreutzer; Adam Bessa in Harka, directed by Lotfy Nathan

Best Screenplay Prize: Mediterranean Fever, directed by Maha Haj

Coup de cœur Prize: Rodeo, directed by Lola Quivoron

Caméra d’or: War Pony, directed by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell, presented as part of the Un Certain Regard Official Selection

Special Mention: Plan 75 directed by Hayakawa Chie

La Cinefondation

First Prize: A Conspiracy Man, directed by Valerio Ferrara

Second Prize: Somewhere, directed by Li Jiahe

Joint Third Prize: Glorious Revolution, directed by Masha Novikova

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