Justine Triet’s « Anatomy of a Fall » gained the Palme d’Or on the 76th Cannes Movie Competition in a ceremony Saturday that handed the competition’s prestigious prime prize to a twisty French Alps courtroom drama.
« Anatomy of a Fall, » which stars Sandra Hüller as a author making an attempt to show her innocence in her husband’s dying, is barely the third movie directed by a lady to win the Palme d’Or. One of many two earlier winners, Julia Ducournau, was on this yr’s jury.
Cannes’ Grand Prix, its second prize, went to Jonathan Glazer’s « The Zone of Curiosity, » a chilling Martin Amis adaptation a couple of German household residing subsequent door to Auschwitz.
The awards have been determined by a jury presided over by two-time Palme winner Ruben Östlund, the Swedish director who gained the prize final yr for « The Triangle of Disappointment. » The ceremony preceded the competition’s closing evening movie, the Pixar animation « Elemental. »
The jury prize when to Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki’s « Fallen Leaves, » a deadpan love story a couple of romance that blooms in a loveless workaday world the place dispatches from the warfare in Ukraine usually play on the radio.
Greatest actor went to veteran Japanese star Koji Yakusho, who performs a reflective, middle-aged Tokyo man who cleans bogs in Wim Wenders’ « Excellent Days. » Wenders’ movie is a mild, quotidian character examine.
The Turkish actor Merve Dizdar took finest actress for the Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s « About Dry Grasses. » Ceylan’s expansive story is about in snowy japanese Anatolia a couple of trainer, Samet (Deniz Celiloğlu), accused of misconduct by a younger feminine pupil. Dizdar performs as a buddy each attracted and repelled by Samet.
« The character I potray within the movie is somebody who’s preventing for her life and she or he’s overcome a variety of difficulties. Underneath regular circumstances, I’d have needed to work exhausting on this character, » mentioned Dizdar.
« I perceive what it is wish to be a lady on this space of the nation, » she continued. « I wish to dedicate this prize to all the ladies who’re preventing to exist and overcome difficulties on this world and to retrain hope. »
Vietnamese-French director Tràn Anh Hùng took finest director for « Pot-au-Feu, » a lush, foodie love story starring Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel and set in a nineteenth century French gourmand château.
Greatest screenplay was gained by Yuji Sakamoto for « Monster. » Sakamoto penned Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s nuanced drama, with shifting views, about two boys struggling for acceptance of their faculty at house. « Monster » additionally gained the Queer Palm, an honor bestowed by journalists for the competition’s strongest LGBTQ-themed movie.
Quentin Tarantino, who gained Cannes’ prime award for « Pulp Fiction, » attended the ceremony to current a tribute to filmmaker Roger Corman. Tarantino praised Corman for filling him and numerous moviegoers with « unadulterated cinema pleasure. »
« My cinema is inhibited, filled with extra and enjoyable, » mentioned Corman, the impartial movie maverick. « I really feel like this what Cannes is about. »
The competition’s Un Sure Regard part handed out its awards on Friday, giving the highest prize to Molly Manning Walker’s debut characteristic, » Have Intercourse. »
Saturday’s ceremony drew to shut a Cannes version that hasn’t lacked spectacle, stars or controversy.
The largest wattage premieres got here out of competitors. Martin Scorsese debuted his Osage murders epic « Killers of the Flower Moon, » a sprawling imaginative and prescient of American exploitation with Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone. « Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future, » Harrison Ford’s Indy farewell, launched with a tribute to Ford. Wes Anderson premiered « Asteroid Metropolis. »
The competition opened on a word of controversy. « Jeanne du Barry, » a interval drama co-starring Johnny Depp as Louis XV, performed because the opening evening movie. The premiere marked Depp’s highest profile look because the conclusion of his explosive trial final yr with ex-wife Amber Heard.
The choice of « Jeanne du Barry » added to criticisms of Cannes for being too hospitable to males accused of abusive conduct.