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

Anatomy of a Fall had its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2023, where it competed for the Queer Palm, and won the Palme d'Or and the Palm Dog Award. It will be released theatrically in France by Le Pacte on 23 August 2023.

The French filmmaker Justine Triet becomes the third woman to win the top honor at the Cannes Film Festival. The 76th Cannes Film Festival ended Saturday with the Palme d’Or awarded to “Anatomy of a Fall.” Directed by Justine Triet, this intellectual thriller centers on a woman who is brought to trial after the mysterious death of her husband. Written by Triet and Arthur Harari, the film was an early favorite with critics.

Triet is the third woman to have won the Palme; Julia Ducournau won in 2021 for “Titane,” and Jane Campion took the prize in 1993 for “The Piano.” The Palme was presented to Triet by Jane Fonda, who noted the “historic” number of women — seven — who had films competing for the top honor. The strong main competition, with a jury led by the director Ruben Ostlund, effectively announced that the festival had returned to full strength after several unsteady pandemic years.


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