For the third time in Cannes' 84-year history, a female filmmaker has taken the Palme d'Or: Justine Triet's legal drama Anatomy of a Fall won the prestigious prize at the 76th Cannes Film Festival; she follows Jane Campion for The Piano and Titane director Julia Ducournau, the latter of whom served on this this year's jury.
Jane Fonda presented the Palme d'Or during Saturday's closing ceremony. The evening's presenters also included actors Orlando Bloom, Anaïs Demoustier, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Song Kang-ho, and John C. Reilly (who led the Un Certain Regard jury), as well as directors Roger Corman and Quentin Tarantino.
This year's Cannes jury was chaired by last year's Palme d'Or winner and two-time Oscar nominee Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness) and included Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson, director Maryam Touzani, actor Denis Ménochet, filmmaker Rungano Nyoni, actor Paul Dano, author Atiq Rahimi, filmmaker Damián Szifron and Ducournau.
"This is a film that everyone stands behind on the jury," Östlund said in a press conference of awarding Anatomy of a Fall. "These films created a collective experience. The Palme d’Or winner was an intense experience — it’s what cinema should be."
See the full list of winners below.
Anatomy of a Fall (Anatomie d'une chute) by Justine Triet
The Zone Of Interest by Jonathan Glazer
Trần Anh Hùng for The Pot-Au-Feu (La passion de Dodin Bouffant)
Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet Lehdet) by Aki Kaurismaki
Monster (Kaibutsu), written by Yûji Sakamoto
Best Performance by an Actress
Merve Dizdar, About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Üstüne)
Best Performance by an Actor
Kōji Yakusho, Perfect Days
Camera d'Or for Best First Film
Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell by Thien An Pham
Short Film Palme d'Or
27 by Flóra Anna Buda
Short Film Special Mention
Intrusion (Fár) by Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter
Monster (Kaibutsu) by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Un Certain Regard Award
How to Have Sex by Molly Manning Walker
New Voice Prize
Omen (Augure) by Baloji
The Buriti Flower (Crowrã) by João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora
Goodbye Julia by Mohamed Kordofani
Un Certain Regard Directing Prize
Asmae El Moudir for The Mother of All Lies (Kabid Abyad)
Un Certain Regard Jury's Prize
Hounds (Les Meutes) by Kamal Lazraq