Justine Triet’s French courtroom thriller Anatomy of a Autumn won the 2023 Palme d’Or for best film of the 76th Cannes International Film Festival.
Triet is only the third female director to win the highest honor at Cannes, but the second in three years, after Julia Ducournau, who won the Palme d’Or for titane in 2021. Jane Campion was the first woman to win the Palme d’Or in 1993 with Piano.
German actress Sandra Hüller plays a German novelist who is put on trial for murder after her husband dies under suspicious circumstances.
In his review, hollywood reporterby Jon Frosch called Anatomy of a Autumn “a gripping and emotional drama” and called lead actress Hüller “sensational”.
Jane Fonda presented this year’s top honor, noting that when she first attended the Cannes film festival, in the 1970s, “There were no female directors competing at the time, and even we never thought there was something wrong with that. We have come a long way.”
Triet used her platform to protest against the French government’s austerity programs, including massive cuts to cultural programs and pension reform, which have sparked nationwide protests. . She said the system of “cultural exceptions…if it weren’t for it, I wouldn’t be here today” is under threat. “This award goes to all young female directors and all young male directors: All those who cannot film today. We have to give them space, the space I occupied 15 years ago in a less hostile world where it is still possible to make mistakes and start over.”
Japanese acting legend Koji Yakusho wins Best Actor award at Cannes Festival 2023 for his role in Wim Wenders’ perfect dayin which he plays a toilet cleaner who indulges in the ordinary pleasures of life.
Best Actress goes to Merve Dizdar, star of Turkish TV series Introduction to dry grass Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. In the review of the film, CHEAP called her a “brilliant presence” as Nuray, a country teacher.
“I want to dedicate this award to all the women who are fighting to overcome difficulties in this world and hold on to hope,” Dizdar said upon accepting the award.
“This is the most exciting film festival in the world, and you are all so lucky to be a part of it,” said legendary filmmaker Roger Corman, who presented the Jury Runner-up along with Quentin Tarantino. give Caring area, a film about the mass carnage by Jonathan Glazer. The British director in his acceptance speech paid tribute to the late Martin Amis, who was based on the film’s book and who passed away last week.
“I’m glad I was able to show him the movie,” Glazer said.
Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki won the 2023 Cannes Jury Prize for his hilarious romantic comedy Falling leaves. His actors accepted the offer on his behalf, reading aloud a letter from Kaurismäki, who thanked Cannes and then offered a rock-and-roll farewell: “Spin and scream!”
Tran Anh Hung, a filmmaker of Vietnamese origin residing in France, won the Best Director award for the film Pot-Au-Feu, a historical food film starring Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel. After thanking Binoche and his team, Hung thanked his chef.
Third Asian Film, by Hirokazu Kore-eda Monsterwon best screenplay, for a screenplay by Yuji Sakamoto, a careful dissection of Japanese reservations, shame, and lust.
Best debut film award goes to Inside the Golden Cocoon by Vietnamese writer/director Pham Thien An, premiered in Cannes’Director’Fortnight’s spin-off show. Best short film award goes to 27 directed by Flora Anna Buda.
This year’s jury is headed by Swedish director Ruben Östlund, a two-time Cannes winner, who last year took home the Palme d’Or for best picture. Sad triangle — selected the winners out of 21 competing films. This year’s jury also includes Brie Larson, Paul Dano, Maryam Touzani, Denis Ménochet, Rungano Nyoni, Atiq Rahimi, Damián Szifron and Julia Ducournau.
The closing ceremony, which marks the end of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, was broadcast live on France’s France 2 network and streamed worldwide on the international channel Brut. The awards ceremony was followed by a world premiere of Disney/Pixar films. element Directed by Peter Sohn.
In a twist this year, the festival had a host of prominent actors and filmmakers present the main prize of 2023. Orlando Bloom presented the jury prize. Parasites star Song Kang-ho, last year’s best actor winner for agency, awarded the best actress award. Cannes 2022 Best Actress, Holy Spider star Zar Amir Ebrahimi presented the Best Actor award. John C. Reilly, president of this year’s Un Certain Regard jury, presented the trophy for best screenplay. Pixar Studios creative director Pete Docter presented the award for Best Director. The 1994 Palme d’Or winners, Tarantino and Corman (“my hero,” Tarantino said), jointly presented the Grand Prix for runner-up, with veteran star Jane Fonda ending the evening with a Palme d’Or Golden Paintbrush.
The following is the full list of winners.
Anatomy of a Autumn, dir. Justine Triet
Caring area, dir. Jonathan Glazer
Falling leaves, dir. Aki Kaurismäki
Tran Anh Hung for Pot-Au-Feu
Yuji Sakamoto cho Monster
Merve Dizdar cho Introduction to dry grass
Best Leading Actor
Koji Yakusho cho perfect day
Honorary Golden Palm
Camera d’Or for Best First Film
Golden Cocoon Shell, dir. Thien An Pham
Palme d’Or for Best Short Film
27, director. Flora Anna Buda.