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The Winner Of ‘Palme d’Or’ at Cannes Film Festival 2023 Announced!


21 world premiers and two weeks of red carpet roll-outs later, the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival for 2023 comes to an end on May 27! The festival took place in the south of France this year with Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund serving as jury president. The ‘Palme d’Or’ refers to the highest prize that can be awarded at the festival and French director Justine Triet had the honor of taking it home this year! Opened on a note of controversy with ‘Jeanne du Barry’ starring Johnny Depp, Cannes faced alot of criticism, accused of allegedly allowing misogynistic men a platform. The festival closed with a Pixar film called ‘Elemental’.

Which film won Palme d’Or this year?


‘Anatomy of a Fall’ by Justine Triet is currently holding the Palme d’Or for this edition of Cannes and with this win, she has become the third female director in the history of the festival to be bestowed with this honor. This film will be released in France across theaters by Le Pacte on the 23rd of August this year. ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ is a French thriller film that was adapted from a screenplay written by Triet and Arthur Harari. It stars Sandra Huller like ‘The Zone of Interest’ which was also a nomination for Palme d’Or. There has been alot of political debate as many people think ‘The Zone of Interest’ should have won instead.


“This film would not have seen the light of day without our French model of financing cinema, which allows a diversity that is unique in the world. Let’s not forget it”

Justine Triet on Twitter about ‘Anatomy of a Fall’

What were the other nominations for this award?

There were 21 nominations for Palme d’Or including the winner, ‘Anatomy of a Fall’. Before the announcement, fans had already speculated that the winner would be Justine Triet for her exciting courtroom drama. Some critical favorites included the ‘The Zone of Interest’ by Jonathan Glazer, and Finish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki’s ‘Fallen Leaves’. Other mentionable nominations were ‘Asteroid City’ by Wes Anderson, ‘Firebrand’ by Karim Aïnouz, ‘The Old Oak’ by Ken Loach, and ‘Homecoming’ directed by Catherine Corsini.