Justin Triet and his co-stars Antoine Reinartz, Sandra Huler and Milo Machado Graner. / Photo: AFP
Anatomie d’une Chute (Anatomy of Everything), the courtroom drama, made Justin Triet the third established director in the history of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this Saturday, May 27. Thus, the 44-year-old filmmaker succeeds Jane Campion, who won the award in 1993 for “The Piano Lesson” and France’s Julia Ducournau (“Titan” 2021).
On the one hand, this is the progress of cinema made by women and, at the same time, a new blessing for French cinema, which has already won awards at the past festivals in Venice (Grand Jury Prize) and Berlin (Golden Bear). .
The Cannes jury awarded the Grand Prix, the second most important, to British director Jonathan Glazer’s “Zone of Interests,” a harrowing portrait of the Nazi death camp commander’s daily life.
The best director award went to Vietnamese-born Frenchman Tran Anh Hung for “La passion de Dodin Bouffant,” the tale of a 19th-century chef couple.
The Jury Prize went to Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki’s Fallen Leaves, an original romantic comedy.
Hirokazu Koreeda’s tense screenplay for the Japanese film Monster also won an award.
The jury awarded the 36-year-old Turkish girl Merve Dizdar as the best actress for the film “About Dry Grasses”, shot in Anatolia, and the Japanese Koji Yakusho as the best actress for her role as a toilet cleaner in the film “Perfect Days”. , by German director Wim Wenders.
“Anatomie d’une chute” (“Anatomy of a Fall”) follows the 2:30 trial of a German writer (Sandra Hüller) following the suspicious death of his wife at their chalet in the French Alps.
There are no eyewitnesses to the incident and the couple’s son is visually impaired. Justice must investigate the circumstances of the event, the reconstruction of the couple’s crisis was effectively cut out.
Triet made four films, all of them female portraits, oscillating between drama and comedy.
Meanwhile, Glaser focuses on the life of Nazi leader Rudolf Höss and his family in a comfortable house with a large garden next to Auschwitz.
There is not a single scene of violence in the film. Everything is indirect, they suggest, but no less terrifying for that.
Latin American Film Awards
Cannes has been a privileged window into world cinema for almost two weeks, with 21 films competing for the Palme d’Or.
Ibero-American cinema was not in official competition this time, except for Karim Ainouz from Brazil, who was presenting his first film in English, Firebrand, about the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII.
However, it was presented in parallel sections.
The Chilean film “Los colonos” by Felipe Gálvez – a poignant chronicle of the massacre of indigenous peoples that accompanied the conquest of Tierra del Fuego – and the Brazilian film “Levante” by Lila Hala – which deals with the hot issue of abortion. — They were recognized with International Critics’ Awards in their respective categories (Uncertain Regard and Critics’ Week, respectively).
Also recognized was the Brazilian “Crowra”, by João Salavisa and René Nader Mesora, awarded in the Un Certain Regard section for its choral role, which evokes the lives of the Crowra people of the Brazilian Cerrado.
And Elena Martin’s Spanish film “Creatura,” which explores female sexuality without taboos, won the award for best European film at Monday’s Filmmakers Awards, another parallel section.
A slow farewell to an entire generation
This edition of Cannes also parades a whole generation of stars singing peace, such as Kean Loach (86), Marco Bellocchio (83) or Martin Scorsese (80), who presented “Killers of the Flower Moon”. of the competition”.
American heartthrob Harrison Ford (80) also gave what is likely to be his final interpretation of Indiana Jones.
And Spanish director Victor Erice, also over 80, criticized the fact that his acclaimed film “Cerrar los ojos” was not accepted in time to compete in any of the sections.
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