Closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival 2022: winners and highlights

The Cannes International Film Festival came to a close on Saturday May 28 after an 11-day run of some of the best films and most illustrious awards in the world of cinema.

Set on glamor French Riviera, the festival focuses on international cinema but also showcases high culture fashion on its iconic red carpet. This year’s edition, the 75th in the history of the festivalpaid tribute to Tom Cruise, with Top Gun: Maverick premiering at the event.

We take a look at the winners of this year’s ceremony and previously announced awards.

Winners of the Cannes Film Festival 2022

Palme d’Or

triangle of sadnessDirector: Ruben Ostlund

Grand Prize (shared price)

Stars at noon, Director: Claire Denis

closeDirector: Lukas Dhont

Best Director

Park Chan-wook, Decision to leave

75th Anniversary Special Award

Tori and Lokitadirectors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Jury Prize (shared price)

HEYDirector: Jerzy Skolimowski

The Eight Mountainsdirectors: Felix Van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch

Best actor

Song Kang-ho, Broker

Best Screenplay

Tariq Saleh, sky boy

Best Actress

Zar Amir Ebrahimi, holy spider

Golden Camera

war ponyDirectors: Riley Keough & Gina Gammell

Special Mention Camera d’Or

Diet 75Director: Chie Hayakawa

Short Film Palme d’Or

The murmurs of waterDirector: Jianying Chen

Pre-festival winners

Best Documentary

everything that breathes, Director: Shaunak Sen

Special Jury Prize

Mariupolis 2Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius

Ecumenical Jury Prize

BrokerDirector: Hirokazu Kore-eda

The highlights of the Cannes Film Festival 2022

Of all the festival’s worthy winners, few have received the accolades offered to Tom Cruise for his involvement in Top Gun: Maverick. The film itself received five minutes of standing applause after its first screening and Cruise himself received a surprise Palme d’Or.

Ahead of the film’s premiere, Cruise was the subject of a tribute reel shown in the theater and French fighter jets flew overhead with a billow of blue, white and red smoke.

“An amazing night and an amazing time,” Cruise told those gathered, “Just to see everyone’s faces. It’s been 36 years since Top Gun and we had to hold that for two years because of the pandemic.

Ruben Ostlund, who won the Palme d’or for Triangle of Sadness!, also headlined Cannes, becoming the ninth director to win the Palme twice.

Guiding Brothers, Jean Pierre and Luc Dardennealso received a special prize at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

Song Kang-ho won Best Actor for his appearance in Broker. Kang-ho first gained international attention for his Oscar-winning work in Parasite.

Darcy J. Skinner