“Triangle of Sadness” Wins Palme d’Or and Closes an Underwhelming Cannes

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By Mark Asch This is the latest installment of the 2022 edition of the French Dispatches, our on-the-ground coverage of the Cannes Film Festival. The Cannes awards got off to an inauspicious start on Saturday night when the first prize, Best Screenplay, went to the Swedish filmmaker Tarik Salehfor his Egypt-set The Boy from Heaven, one of a handful of Competition titles I skipped, and a film which a friend of mine, a professional film critic, described to me on multiple occasions as “A regular movie. A very normal movie.” Another normal-looking, regular-looking movie that I skipped, and not ev…

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