5 Films From the 2022 Cannes Film Festival That Got Everyone Talking

Austin Butler in
Austin Butler in "Elvis"

The Cannes Film Festival returned to the French Riviera for its 75th anniversary this May and it was a true treat for cinephiles from all around the world. Some of the most-anticipated films of 2022 premiered at this prestigious festival, and here are five that got everyone talking by the time it was over.

Triangle of Sadness

Ruben Ostlund’s black comedy about a couple of fashion models joining a cruise for the super-rich won Palme d’Or in Cannes this year, so it goes without saying it’s one of the festival’s biggest hits.


Elvis wasn’t one of the movies in the competition this year, but that didn’t stop this highly-anticipated biopic from receiving one of the festival’s longest-standing ovations following its premiere.


Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest film centers around two men stealing babies from a church’s baby box and selling them on the adoption black market and it premiered to a 12-minute standing ovation at this year’s festival.

Decision to Leave

Park Chan-wook received the award for the best director for his work on this crime drama, which centers on a detective struggling to solve a murder after falling for the victim’s mysterious widow.

Crimes of the Future

David Cronenberg’s latest body-horror inspired both standing ovations and walkouts in Cannes, and it’s certainly one of the festival’s most polarizing projects this year.