Cannes Film Festival 2022 Day 12 – Closing awards


Cannes 2022 Competition awards

Palme d’Or: Triangle Of Sadness, dir. Ruben Ostlund

Fascinating, informative pre-Cannes Ostlund Interview

Grand Prix: Close dir. Lukas Dhont; Stars At Noon dir. Claire Denis, ex aequo







Best Actor: Song Kang Ho, Broker

Best Actress: Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Holy Spider

Jury Prize: EO, dir. Jerzy Skolimowski; and The Eight Mountains by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen

Best Director: Park Chan-wook, Decision To Leave

Best Screenplay: Tarik Saleh, Boy From Heaven

Special prize for Cannes’ 75th anniversary: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Tori And Lokita


All the prize winners

Camera d’Or: War Pony, dir. Riley Keough, Gina Gammell
Special mention: Plan 75, dir. Hayakawa Chie

Short Film Palme d’Or: The Water Murmurs, dir. Chen Jianying
Special mention: Lori, dir. Abinash Bikram Shah



This year’s jury (above) was presided over by French actor Vincent Lindon, and also included Jasmine Trinca, Joachim Trier, Noomi Rapace, Jeff Nichols, Asghar Farhadi, Rebecca Hall, Ladj Ly and Deepika Padukone.

The winners of Un Certain Regard, Directors’ Fortnight and Critics Week were announced earlier this week

Ecumenical Jury Prize for Best Film

Broker by Hirokazu Kore-eda


Queer Palm (LGBTIQ+ Award)

Joyland directed by Saim Sadiq, with transgender actress Alina Khan.
L’oeil d’or – Best Documentary Prize
All That Breathes directed by Shaunak Sen
L’oeil d’or – Jury Special Prize
Mariupolis 2 directed by Mantas Kvedaravicius and Hanna Bilobrova.



Prizes awarded by La Semaine de la Critique’s Jury

Kaouther Ben Hania, jury president

Ariane Labed, Benedikt Erlingsson, María Zamora and Huh Moon yung

Grand Prize

La Jauría by Andrés Ramírez Pulido

French Touch Prize of the Jury

Aftersun by Charlotte Wells

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award

Zelda Samson for Love according to Dalva by Emmanuelle Nicot

Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for short film

Ice Merchantsby João Gonzalez

Awards given by partners

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution

Urban Distribution, French distributor for Metsurin tarina (The Woodcutter Story) by Mikko Myllylahti

SACD Award

Andrés Ramírez Pulido, author of La Jauría by Andrés Ramírez Pulido

Canal+ Award for short film

On Xerxes’ throne by Evi Kalogiropoulou

Starring Léa Seydoux,  Mia Hansen-Løve’s One Fine Morning won this year’s Europa Cinemas Cannes Label for best European film at the 2022 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

Announced Thursday by Europa Cinemas, the prize is one of two at Directors Fortnight, and awarded by one of the sidebar’s partners given the section is non-competitive.

In the second big prize announcement by a Directors’ Fortnight partner, The Mountain (La Montagne), from emerging French auteur Thomas Salvador, won the SACD Prize, awarded by France’s Writers’ Guild for the best French-language movie in the section.

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Final Day Screen International Jury Grid

Grid published before Closing Awards Ceremony

Park Chan-wook’s Decision To Leave finishes on top of Screen’s Cannes jury grid of 21 films, with an average of 3.2. It marks the fourth year running an Asian director has taken the win on Screen’s Cannes jury grid. The romantic thriller, starring Park Hae-il (The Host) and Chinese actress Tang Wei (Lust, Caution), has pre-sold to 192 regions – close to the highest sales in Korean film history held by Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar and Palme d’Or winner Parasite, also handled by CJ ENM. Picturehouse has acquired the film for the UK and Ireland.


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Palm Dog Award

Brit (Brittney to her parents), the fluffy silver poodle star of Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s critically-acclaimed Un Certain Regard film War Pony, was named top dog, winning the main prize with a runaway performance. Both Keough and Gammell accepted the award via a video link, describing Brit as “just a legend.” Unable to attend the ceremony in Cannes, like all four-legged winners, she will – eventually – receive the coveted embossed Palm Dog collar, although two non-thespian poodles (one white, one black) accepted the award on her behalf of Brit at the ceremony.

A shared Grand Jury Prize went to Marcel, the eponymous terrier of French film Marcel! that played in Cannes’ Special Screenings lineup and the sheepdog from Icelandic Un Certain Regard title Godland.

The “Dogmatarian” award, for the bond between humanity and canines, went to Patron, the Ukrainian Jack Russell mine sniffer honored by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for his service during the war that has been raging since Russia’s invasion of the country.

And the Palm Hound Dog was also awarded, named in honour of Baz Luhrmann’s rock biopic Elvis.


Francesco Nassimbeni’s fashion film, AEIOU, has scooped the prestigious Jury Award for Best Experimental Short at the Cannes Short Film Festival. Learn more about the intriguing film, which straddles commercial and high art, here.



Thoughful roundup in the Independent.

Five things to take away from Cannes in The Hollywood Reporter

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