A 12 months after gathering his second Palme d‘Or for “Triangle of Sadness,” Ruben Östlund bestowed the same honor to Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall,” a thought-provoking authorized drama which purports to research the guilt or innocence of a well-liked novelist (Sandra Hüller), accused of murdering her husband. But the movie is each bit as a lot an inquest into their marriage, bringing non-public particulars from the couple’s private life into the courtroom for the press, public and viewers to dissect, as if beneath a microscope.
Triet is barely the third girl to win the Palme d’Or (after Jane Campion for “The Piano” and “Titane” helmer Julia Ducournau, who joined Östlund on the jury this 12 months). The prize was introduced by Jane Fonda, who remarked on how far Cannes has come — setting a document for feminine illustration, with seven girl helmers in competitors this 12 months — because the American star first attended. In accepting the award, Triet made a degree of acknowledging the protests in opposition to French pension reform, which have been forbidden from the pageant.
Ducournau introduced the Grand Prix to “The Zone of Interest” by Jonathan Glazer. An adaptation of the World War 2 novel by Martin Amis (who handed away in the course of the pageant), the haunting movie depicts the non-public lifetime of the German commandant (Christian Friedel) chargeable for executing numerous Jews at Auschwitz. The movie leaves these horrors largely off-screen, whereas specializing in the officer and his spouse (Sandra Hüller), asking audiences to contemplate the morality of the perpetrators.
The greatest actor award went to Kōji Yakusho, who performs a working-class Tokyo man in Wim Wenders’ “Perfect Days.” The character spends his mornings cleansing public bathrooms across the metropolis, whereas leaving himself free time to learn books, increase bushes and observe the folks round him. The greatest actress prize took the room without warning, honoring Turkish actor Merve Dizdar for her function as a rural college trainer who challenges the self-centered male protagonist in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s lengthy and philosophical “About Dry Grasses.”
Sakamoto Yûji gained the screenplay prize for “Monster,” whereas Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki took the Jury Prize for “Fallen Leaves,” a seemingly timeless love story between two strangers struggling to maintain their jobs, pressured into the current by radio dispatches from the warfare in Ukraine.
Directing honors went to Tran Anh Hung for “The Pot au Feu.” Set in Nineteenth-century France, the mouthwatering characteristic focuses on the shared ardour between a celebrated gourmand (Benoît Magimel) and his cook dinner (Juliette Binoche) of almost 20 years, which extends from the kitchen to their private lives. In accepting the prize, the director thanked his spouse, then corrected himself, figuring out her as “his cook” as a substitute.
Östlund is co-presented the awards with fellow jurors Paul Dano and Brie Larson, Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, French actor Denis Ménochet, British-Zambian writer-director Rungano Nyoni, Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi, Argentinian writer-director Damián Szifrón and French director Ducournau.
A separate jury decides the Camera d’Or prize for greatest first characteristic. That award went to Vietnamese director Thien An Pham’s three-hour artwork movie “Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell,” which premiered within the Directors’ Fortnight part.
Full checklist of prizes beneath.
Palme d’Or: “Anatomy of a Fall,” Justine Triet
Grand Prix: “The Zone of Interest,” Jonathan Glazer
Director: Tran Anh Hung, “The Pot au Feu”
Actor: Kōji Yakusho, “Perfect Days”
Actress: Merve Dizdar, “About Dry Grasses”
Jury Prize: “Fallen Leaves,” Aki Kaurismaki
Screenplay: Sakamoto Yûji, “Monster”
Camera d’Or: “Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell,” Thien An Pham
Short Films Palme d’Or: “27,” Flóra Anna Buda.
Short Films Special Mention: “Fár,” Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter
Golden Eye Documentary Prize: TBA
Queer Palm: “Monster”
UN CERTAIN REGARD
Un Certain Regard Award: “How to Have Sex,” Molly Manning Walker
Jury Prize: “Hounds,” Kamal Lazraq
Best Director Prize: “The Mother of All Lies,” Asmae El Moudir
Freedom Prize: “Goodbye Julia,” Mohamed Kordofani
Ensemble Prize: “The Buriti Flower,” João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, forged and crew
New Voice Prize: “Omen,” Baloji
Europa Cinemas Label: “Creatura,” Elena Martín
Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: “A Prince,” Pierre Creton
Grand Prize: “Tiger Stripes,” Amanda Nell Eu
French Touch Prize: “It’s raining in the house,” Paloma Sermon-Daï
GAN Foundation Award for Distribution: Pyramide Films, “Inshallah a boy”
Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Jovan Ginić, “Lost Country”