Cannes Film Festival
Palme d’Or for Justine Triet
French director Justine Triet has been awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Palme d’Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival goes to Justine Triet, 44, for her feature film Anatomie d’une chute. The French director is the third woman to be awarded the Palme d’or. Jane Campion, 69, received the Palme d’Or in 1993 for her film “The Piano”, Julia Ducournau, 39, in 2021 for “Titane”.
There were 21 films in the competition this year. In 2023, a nine-member jury chaired by last year’s winner Ruben Östlund (49, “Triangle of Sadness”) decided on Triet, in whose film the German actress Sandra Hüller, 45, embodies an author. Jury members included Ducournau and Marvel star Brie Larson, 33.
Double success for Sandra Hüller
For Hüller it was a particularly successful edition of the film festival. The actress can also be seen in a leading role in Jonathan Glazer’s, 58, “The Zone of Interest”, which won the Grand Jury Prize.
Tran Anh Hung, 60, was honored as best director for “La Passion de Dodin Bouffant”. Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki, 66, received the Jury Prize for “Fallen Leaves” and Japanese filmmaker Yuji Sakamoto, 56, received the award for best screenplay for “Monster”.
Meanwhile, Best Performance by an Actress went to Merve Dizdar, 36, for her role in About Dry Grasses, and Best Actor to Koji Yakusho, 67, in Wim Wenders’ Perfect Days.