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“Anatomy of a Fall” by Justine Triet wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival!

Only three films directed by women have won the festival’s most prestigious award. Justine Triet wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2023.

Legendary Japanese actor Koji Yakusho took up the award for “Best Actor” for his work in Wim Wenders’ film “Perfect Days.” “About Dry Grasses,” a Turkish drama directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, earned Merve Dizdar the award for best actress.

Anatomy of a Fall, a French courtroom thriller directed by Justine Triet, was deemed the finest picture at the 76th annual Cannes International the 76th Film Festival, and was awarded the 2023 Palme d’Or.

Triet is only the third woman filmmaker in history to win the top award at Cannes. However, she is the second woman director in the last three years to do so, following in the footsteps of Julia Ducournau, who won the Palme d’Or for Titane in 2021. In 1993, for her work on The Piano, Jane Campion became the very first woman to be awarded the Palme d’Or.

Sandra Huller, an actress from Germany, plays the role of a German author in the movie. Her character is accused of murdering her husband when he passes away under mysterious circumstances.

Anatomy of a Fall was described as “a riveting and gratifyingly rich drama” by Jon Frosch of The Hollywood Reporter, who also referred to the performance of the film’s leading actress, Huller, as “sensational.”

Speech Jane Fonda while Presenting the Award

Speech Jane Fonda while Presenting the Award
Speech Jane Fonda while Presenting the Award

In her speech as the recipient of this year’s most prestigious award, Jane Fonda reminisced about the first time she went to the Cannes Film Festival, which took place in the 1970s: “There were no women directors competing at that time, and it never even occurred to us that there was something wrong with that.” We have traveled a great distance.”

Triet made advantage of her platform in order to voice her opposition to the austerity measures being implemented by the French government, which include significant budget cutbacks to cultural programs as well as revisions to the country’s pension system and have resulted in widespread demonstrations.

She said that the French system of “cultural exception…without which I would not be here today” was in jeopardy and that this danger was coming from other countries. “This prize is dedicated to all of the young female filmmakers and all of the young male directors who are unable to make films today. We need to give them room, the same space I had 15 years ago in a society that was less hostile, when it was still possible to make errors and start again.

Koji Yakusho, a legendary actor from Japan, was awarded the prize for best actor at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival for his performance in the film Perfect Days by Wim Wenders. In the film, Yakusho portrays a toilet cleaner who finds happiness in the mundane joys of life.

Merve Dizdar, who played the lead role in the Turkish film About Dry Grasses directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, was awarded the prize for best actress. The Hollywood Reporter referred to her performance in the film as an “incandescent presence” in their analysis of her character as Nuray, a rural schoolteacher.

In her acceptance speech, Dizdar remarked, “I would like to dedicate this prize to all the women who are fighting to overcome difficulties in this world and to retain hope.”

Director Jonathan Glazer’s Victory Speech

This is the most intriguing film festival in the world, and you are all so blessed to be a part of it,” remarked famed cult director Roger Corman. Who awarded the runner-up Grand Jury prize jointly with Quentin Tarantino to The Zone of Interest, a blistering holocaust drama that was directed by Jonathan Glazer.

Glazer’s Holocaust drama set at Auschwitz, purportedly based on Martin Amis’s book The Zone of Interest, is a six-year project. He calls the project “very much its own thing,” set to shoot next spring. He has remarked about his preoccupation with images of Germans exhilarated by the atrocities they were experiencing, which The Fall seems to examine.

During his victory speech, the British filmmaker paid tribute to the late Martin Amis, the author of the novel on which the film was based and who passed away only last week.

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