The suspense is over, the details have finally been announced. winners of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. The great news is that Justine Triet has taken the Palme d’Or for ‘Anatomy of a fall’ (‘Anatomie d’une chute’), a judicial thriller about a death that hides an X-ray of a couple in crisis.
Is an exciting movie, Triet’s narrative engages so much that you do not notice the 150-minute duration, it immerses you and you are constantly wanting to know what happens next and how it is going to be resolved; relies on great performances, especially her protagonist, Sandra Hüller. For my part, a fair triumph for the French filmmaker, two years after Julia Ducournau’s victory with the explosive ‘Titane’.
More surprising is the award for best direction for Tran Anh Hung for ‘La Passion de Dodin Bouffant’, a romantic drama about two chefs focused on the meticulous preparation and tasting of their dishes. Okay, anyone who enjoys good food will enjoy the movie, but I think there were more inspiring and memorable works than that. Let’s remember that the jury for this 76th edition was chaired by Ruben Östlund, winner of the last Palme d’Or (‘The Triangle of Sadness’); with him, Brie Larson, Paul Dano, Julia Ducournau, Denis Ménochet, Rungano Nyoni, Atiq Rahimi, Damián Szifrón and Maryam Touzani.
Next I leave you the Cannes 2023 winners list:
- Palm d’Or: Anatomie d’une chute (Anatomy of a Fall), by Justine Triet
- Grand Jury Prize: The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer
- Jury Prize: Fallen Leaves by Aki Kaurismaki
- Best Direction: Tran Anh Hung, for La Passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Pot-au-feu)
- Best Female Performance: Merve Dizdar, by Kuru Otlar Üstüne (About Dry Grasses)
- Best Male Performance: Koji Yakusho, by Perfect Days
- Best screenplay: Yuji Sakamato for Monster
- Camera d’Or for best debut: Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell by Thien An Pham
- Palme d’Or for best short film: 27, by Flora Anna Buda
A Certain Regard
- Best film: How to Have Sex by Molly Manning Walker
- Best Direction: Asmae El Moudir, by Kadib Abyad (The Mother of All Lies)
- New Voice Award: Augure (Omen) by Baloji
- Cast Award: Crowrã (The Buriti Flower), by João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora
- Freedom Award: Goodbye Julia, by Mohamed Kordofani
- Jury Prize: Les Meutes (Hounds), by Kamal Lazraq
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