2022-05-28 21:23Press release

Second Palme d'Or to Ruben Östlund! Tarik Saleh wins for Best screenplay!

Tarik Saleh and Ruben Östlund. Photo: Erik Dalström/Swedish Film InstituteTarik Saleh and Ruben Östlund. Photo: Erik Dalström/Swedish Film Institute

Ruben Östlund wins the Palme d’Or again! The 75th Cannes Film festival ended tonight with the usual award ceremony at Salle Lumière. In addition to the Palme d’Or for Triangle of Sadness, Tarik Saleh was awarded the prize for Best screenplay for Boy from Heaven.  Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the award for Best Acress in Ali Abbasi’s Danish-German-Swedish-Franech Holy Spider.


- This fantastic year for Sweden in Cannes is now crowned by two of the film's absolutely finest awards. Second Palme d’Or för Ruben Östlund! First time in Cannes for Tarik Saleh and he winsr Best Screenplay. It is an incredible achievement to win these awards in the competition section of one of the world’s most important and prestigious film festivals. This means so much, not only for the film makers themselves, but also for Swedish cinema in general, says Anette Novak, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute.

- I also want to pay tribute to Zar Amir Ebrahimi, who won the award for Best Actress in Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider. I would also like to take this opportunity to mention Ninja Thyberg, whose film Pleasure was selected for official selection during pandemic year 2020, and who this year received the Woman in Motion Young Talent Ward, concludes Anette Novak, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute.   

Today, Ruben Östlund also won the Prix des Cinémas Art et Essai Cannes 2022 for his film Triangle of Sadness. An award given by the French Association of Arthouse Cinemas during the Cannes Film Festival. They represent more than 1,200 cinemas in France

Earlier in the festival, Boy from Heaven also won the Prix François Chalais, which was instituted in memory of the French historian and journalist François Chalais.


Boy from Heaven is produced by  Kristina Åberg and Fredrik Zander. Triangle of Sadness is produced by Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober. Swedish producer for Holy Spider is  Eva Åkergren.


More about the films: Festival de Cannes 2022 (festival-cannes.com)


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