The five best films from Cannes 2022 that you must see
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After seeing scores of celebrities from across the world walk the red carpet at the conclusion of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, we now get the opportunity to meet the filmmakers behind the winning films of this year’s competition.
Triangle of Sadness
The Palme d’Or, the most prestigious prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, went to this movie. It is a parody about influential people and the struggle for power, and Ruben Ostlund directed it. Sweden is the film’s country of origin.
The story begins after Fashion Week, when Carl and Yaya, two models and influencers, get an invitation to go on a luxury cruise. On board, they are treated to the highest level of care and service, with the exception of the captain, who refuses to leave his cabin to see them. The journey develops into a competition to discover who can do better in silence until a storm brings them to their senses.
Stars at Noon
There was a dead heat for first place in the Grand Prix competition this year. Filmmaker Claire Denis was responsible for directing one of the winning films; the French movie “Stars at Noon.”
The story of an American journalist and a British tourist who get stranded in Nicaragua in 1984 during the middle of election tensions is depicted in this adaptation of Denis Johnson’s book of the same name. The film is based on a novel of the same name.
This Belgian movie, directed by Lukas Dhont, also took up the top prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The plot centers on Léo, a little boy, and Rémi, a young boy, who had been best friends for their whole lives but are suddenly no longer together. Léo reaches out to Sophie, Rémi’s mother, in an earnest effort to get insight into what transpired as a means of coping with the physical gap between them.
The film Eo from Poland, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, was one among the films that shared this year’s honors at the festival, where there was another tie for the Jury Prize.
The story is told from the point of view of Eo, a grey donkey with sad eyes traveling around the country and encountering various people, some joyful, some sad, some kind, and some terrible. Even while it is possible for the wheel of fate to bring both pleasure and catastrophe, the animal will never lose its purity, in contrast to how people develop.
The Eight Mountains
The Italian film Le Otto Montagne, which Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix van Groeningen directed, is the other film that was awarded the Jury Prize.
This is the tale of two people who became friends. Two children who, upon reaching maturity, decide to make an effort to alter their course of events by consciously choosing not to replicate the actions of their parents. Despite this, their choices lead them back to their hometown every time.
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