‘Anatomy of a Fall’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival

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The 76th Cannes Film Festival - The Palme d'Or Award - Cannes, France, May 16, 2023. A Chopard typical displays the Palme d'Or, the highest prize awarded to competing films, during an interrogation connected the time of the opening ceremonial of the festival. 

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Justine Triet's "Anatomy of a Fall" won the Palme d'Or astatine the 76th Cannes Film Festival in a ceremonial Saturday that handed the festival's prestigious apical prize to a twisty French Alps courtroom drama.

"Anatomy of a Fall," which stars Sandra Hüller arsenic a writer trying to beryllium her innocence successful her husband's death, is lone the 3rd movie directed by a pistillate to triumph the Palme d'Or. One of the 2 erstwhile winners, Julia Ducournau, was connected this year's jury.

Cannes' Grand Prix, its 2nd prize, went to Jonathan Glazer's "The Zone of Interest," a chilling Martin Amis adaptation about a German household surviving adjacent doorway to Auschwitz.

The awards were decided by a assemblage presided implicit by two-time Palme victor Ruben Östlund, the Swedish manager who won the prize past twelvemonth for "The Triangle of Sadness." The ceremonial preceded the festival's closing nighttime film, the Pixar animation "Elemental."

The assemblage prize erstwhile to Finnish manager Aki Kaurismäki's "Fallen Leaves," a deadpan emotion communicative astir a romance that blooms successful a loveless workaday satellite wherever dispatches from the warfare successful Ukraine regularly play connected the radio.

Best histrion went to seasoned Japanese prima Koji Yakusho, who plays a reflective, middle-aged Tokyo antheral who cleans toilets successful Wim Wenders' "Perfect Days." Wenders' movie is simply a gentle, quotidian quality study.

The Turkish histrion Merve Dizdar took champion histrion for the Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "About Dry Grasses." Ceylan's expansive communicative is acceptable successful snowy eastbound Anatolia astir a teacher, Samet (Deniz Celiloğlu), accused of misconduct by a young pistillate student. Dizdar plays arsenic a person some attracted and repelled by Samet.

"The quality I potray successful the movie is idiosyncratic who is warring for her beingness and she's flooded a batch of difficulties. Under mean circumstances, I would person had to enactment hard connected this character," said Dizdar.

"I recognize what it's similar to beryllium a pistillate successful this country of the country," she continued. "I would similar to dedicate this prize to each the women who are warring to beryllium and flooded difficulties successful this satellite and to retrain hope."

Vietnamese-French manager Tràn Anh Hùng took champion manager for "Pot-au-Feu," a lush, foodie emotion communicative starring Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel and acceptable successful a 19th period French gourmet château.

Best screenplay was won by Yuji Sakamoto for "Monster." Sakamoto penned Japanese manager Hirokazu Kore-eda's nuanced drama, with shifting perspectives, astir 2 boys struggling for acceptance successful their schoolhouse astatine home. "Monster" besides won the Queer Palm, an grant bestowed by journalists for the festival's strongest LGBTQ-themed film.

Quentin Tarantino, who won Cannes' apical grant for "Pulp Fiction," attended the ceremonial to contiguous a tribute to filmmaker Roger Corman. Tarantino praised Corman for filling him and countless moviegoers with "unadulterated cinema pleasure."

"My cinema is inhibited, afloat of excess and fun," said Corman, the autarkic movie maverick. "I consciousness similar this what Cannes is about."

The festival's Un Certain Regard conception handed retired its awards connected Friday, giving the apical prize to Molly Manning Walker's debut feature, "How to Have Sex."

Saturday's ceremonial drew to adjacent a Cannes variation that hasn't lacked spectacle, stars oregon controversy.

The biggest wattage premieres came retired of competition. Martin Scorsese debuted his Osage murders epic "Killers of the Flower Moon," a sprawling imaginativeness of American exploitation with Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone. "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," Harrison Ford's Indy farewell, launched with a tribute to Ford. Wes Anderson premiered "Asteroid City."

The festival opened connected a enactment of controversy. "Jeanne du Barry," a play play co-starring Johnny Depp arsenic Louis XV, played arsenic the opening nighttime film. The premiere marked Depp's highest illustration quality since the decision of his explosive proceedings past twelvemonth with ex-wife Amber Heard.

The enactment of "Jeanne du Barry" added to criticisms of Cannes for being too hospitable to men accused of abusive behavior.

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