The Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival goes to the French director Justine Triet for her film “Anatomy of a Fall” (original title: “Anatomie d’une chute”). This was announced by the jury on Saturday evening. The film prevailed against 20 other competition films. A jury chaired by last year’s winner Ruben Östlund made the decision.
The German actress Sandra Hüller plays a woman suspected of murdering her husband. “It’s the most intimate film I’ve ever done,” Triet said at the awards ceremony in Cannes on Saturday. She is only the third woman to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The festival took place for the 76th time this year.
This year, the British director Jonathan Glazer was honored with the Grand Jury Prize, the second most important award of the festival, for “The Zone of Interest”, a German-language drama with Sandra Hüller and Christian Friedel. Best Director went to Frenchman Tran Anh Hung for La Passion de Dodin Bouffant (English title The Pot-au-Feu).
The Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki received the Jury Prize. His film “Fallen Leaves” tells the story of two lonely people on the fringes of society who are looking for love. Yuji Sakamoto was honored with the Best Screenplay Award for Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Monster.”
Turkish actress Merve Dizdar accepted the award for best actress. She embodies a teacher in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s About Dry Grasses. The Japanese Koji Yakusho was honored as best actor for his role in Wim Wenders’ “Perfect Days”. Yuji Sakamoto was honored with the Best Screenplay Award for Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Monster.”