Cannes Film Festival's top prize goes to 'Anatomy of a Fall'

2023-05-28 08:28:00, Kulturë CNA

Cannes Film Festival's top prize goes to 'Anatomy of a Fall'

The 76th French Cote d'Azur film festival saw a record number of female directors in competition. The Palme d'Or for best film went to "Anatomy of a Fall", directed by Justine Triet.

The closing ceremony of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival took place on Saturday, with a French thriller winning the event's top prize. 

Women win big as Justine Triet takes home the Palme d'Or

This year's Cannes festival was marked by a record number of female directors, with seven of the 21 films in competition made by women, including newcomers and long-established auteurs.

Justine Triet, 44, won the top prize, with "Anatomy of a Fall" taking home the coveted Palme d'Or for best film. 

Triet is the third female director to win the prestigious Palme d'Or. She prevailed over veteran directors such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Ken Loach and Wim Wenders, all of whom have won at least one Palme d'Or.

Cannes Film Festival's top prize goes to 'Anatomy of a Fall'

The film stars German actress Sandra Hüller as a writer who tries to prove her innocence after being accused of her husband's death.

In her acceptance speech, Triet attacked the French government for the recent protests against President Emmanuel Macron.

"The country suffered from historic protests over pension reform. These protests were denied... suppressed in a shocking way," she said. 

Awards for best actor and actress

Best actor went to Japan's Koji Yakusho for "Perfect Days," a film by German director Wim Wenders about the story of a toilet cleaner in Tokyo.

Cannes Film Festival's top prize goes to 'Anatomy of a Fall'

The Grand Prix, the second highest award after the Palme d'Or, went to British director Jonathan Glazer's "Zone of Interest," about a family living near Auschwitz.

Meanwhile, the best director award went to Vietnamese-born French director Tran Anh Hung for "The Pot-au-Feu," a foodie love story set in a 19th-century French gourmet castle.

In the best actress category, Turkey's Merve Dizdar took home the title for "About Dry Herbs," the latest from festival favorite Nuri Bilge Ceylan./DW 


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