French director Justine Triet won this Saturday the palm d’or of the 76th Cannes Film Festival for Anatomy of a fallbecoming the third consecrated director in the history of the contest.
The film soberly narrates the trial of a widow (Sandra Hüller) accused of killing her husband in a chalet in the French Alps.
The 44-year-old filmmaker is crowned after Jane Campion (The Piano Lesson1993) and two years after Julia Ducournau (Titanium2021), confirming the slow movement towards equality in a male-dominated film industry.
This new milestone testifies to the success of French cinema at international festivals, following the Golden Lion awarded to Audrey Diwan in 2021 in Venice for The event and the Golden Bear in February to Nicolas Philibert for On the adamant.
Justine Triet reaches the top of cinema after four films, including Sibylalready selected in Cannes.
Anatomy of a fall shows how justice is forced to dissect the life of a family in search of the truth.
The performance of the German actress Sandra Hüller stands out in the film, double participant in Cannes, since she also acts in The zone of interestby British director Jonathan Glazer, who won the Cannes Grand Prix.
The scenes of the trial are central, led by the confrontation between the attorney general, played by Antoine Reinartz, and the defendant’s lawyer (Swann Arlaud).
✨Justine TRIET, winner of the Palme d’Or #Cannes2023 for ANATOMY OF A FALL! Congratulations to the entire film crew!
✨Justine TRIET has been awarded the #Cannes2023 Palme d’or for ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE! Congratulations to the whole film crew! pic.twitter.com/vX7Kp74wLw
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