On May 27, 2023, the film Anatomie d'une chute (Anatomy of a Fall) by director Justine Trietová (right) won the Palme d'Or for the best film at the end of the 76th annual Cannes International Film Festival in France. The 34-year-old filmmaker is only the third woman whose work won the main prize at Cannes.
Cannes (France) – Today at the end of the 76th annual Cannes International Film Festival in France, director Justine Triet's Anatomie d'une chute (Anatomy of a Fall) won the Palme d'Or for best film. The thirty-four-year-old filmmaker is only the third woman whose work won the top prize at one of the most prestigious film festivals. 21 films competed for the Golden Palm.
Prizes in other categories were also presented. The award for best director went to the French director of Vietnamese origin Tran Anh Hung for the film La Passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Passion of Dodin Bouffant), which develops the relationship between a famous cook and a gourmet.
The Grand Jury Prize went to the British filmmaker Jonathan Glazer for the historical the drama The Zone of Interest about the commandant of the Nazi extermination camp in Auschwitz and his family.
The jury prize went to Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki for the minimalist romance Kuolleet lehdet (Fallen Leaves), depicting the relationship between an unemployed cashier and an alcoholic .
The award for best male performance went to 67-year-old Japanese actor Koji Yakušo from the film Perfect Days by German director Wim Wenders. Jakušo plays a life optimist who works as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo.
The Turkish Merve Dizdar was named best actress for her performance in the film Kuru Otlar Üstüne (Dried Herbs) as a woman who falls in love with a teacher in a remote province of Turkey.
Juji Sakamoto wrote the best screenplay according to the jury, for the film directed by Hirokazu Kore'eda Monster.
Trietova with the film Anatomie d'une chute about a female writer suspected of experts ranked her husband's murder among the favorites for today's award announcement. Director legends such as Ken Loach, Wes Anderson and Wenders were vying for the main trophy with their latest works.
The award winners were decided by a jury headed by Swedish director Ruben Östlund, who has already won the Palme d'Or twice, most recently with by the movie Triangle of Sorrow.