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Cannes 2023: Full List of Winners - Anatomy of a Fall, Zone of Interest & more

French filmmaker Justine Triet created history at Cannes 2023 by winning Palme d'Or

Cannes 2023: Full List of Winners - Anatomy of a Fall, Zone of Interest & more
Cannes 2023 Full List of Winners
  • Swaroop Kodur

Last Updated: 11.54 AM, May 28, 2023


French filmmaker Justine Triet created history at Cannes 2023 by becoming only the third woman in the film festival's long legacy to win the top prize of Palme d'Or. Triet, through her alluring courtroom thriller Anatomy of Fall, joins New Zealand auteur Jane Campion (The Piano, 1993) and Julia Ducournau who won the award for her 2021 film 'Titane'. Ducournau was part of this year's jury along with 2022 and 2018 Palme d'Or winner Ruben Östlund.

Anatomy of Fall follows a German writer Sandra (Sandra Hüller) whose seemingly secluded and unwavering life along with husband Samuel and their 11-year-old son Daniel is brought to a sudden screeching halt when Samuel is found dead in his own house. Upon investigating, the police ponder the suicide v/s murder question and cast their suspicion on Sandra. The legal drama then enters the courtrooms where Sandra is faced with the mighty task of proving her innocence. 


British filmmaker (Sexy Beast, Under the Skin) was awarded the Grand Prix prize for his horrifying drama, Zone of Interest, which is centred on the private life of the German commandant Rudolf Höss. Rudolf, played by Christian Friedel, was assigned the diabolic task of executing Jews in Auschwitz during World War II with Glazer's film, based on the novel of the same name by Martin Amis, laying its focus on the personal life of the commandant. Sandra Hüller stars as Höss' wife Hedwig in the film. 

Vietnamese-born French director Tran Anh Hung won Best Director at Cannes 2023 in the main competition section with Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir adjudged Best Director in the Un Certain Regard category for her film 'The Mother of All Lies'. Anh Hung's 'The Pot-au-Feu' stars acclaimed French actors Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel who play each other's romantic interests in the period film set in 1885.

German legend Wim Wenders returned to the country of Japan to further hone his curiosities about the country's modernity and culture. Joined by the very charismatic Kōji Yakusho, Wenders draws an endearing portrait with 'Perfect Days' about a man who spends his days cleaning public toilets and the rest of his time reading books, interacting with and observing people and musing over life in general.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, who won Palme d'Or in 2014 for 'Winter Days', returned to the main competition at Cannes 2023 with 'About Dry Grasses'. Though he could not take home the top prize this time, his leading lady Merve Dizdar was adjudged the Best Actress in the main competition.

Here is the full list of winners at the 2023 edition of the Cannes Film Festival:

Main Competition:

Palme d’Or: Anatomy of a Fall (Justine Triet)

Grand Prix: 'The Zone of Interest' (Jonathan Glazer)

Jury Prize: 'Fallen Leaves' (Aki Kaurismaki)

Actor: Kōji Yakusho ('Perfect Days')

Actress: Merve Dizdar ('About Dry Grasses')

Director: Tran Anh Hung ('The Pot au Feu')

Screenplay: Sakamoto Yûji ('Monster')

Camera d’Or: Thien An Pham (Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell)

Golden Eye Documentary Prize: 'Four Daughters' (Kaouther Ben Hania) and 'The Mother of All Lies' ( Asmae El Moudir) 

Director's Fortnight:

Europa Cinemas Label: 'Creatura' (Elena Martín)

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: 'A Prince' (Pierre Creton)

Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard Award: 'How to Have Sex' (Molly Manning Walker)

Best Director Prize: 'The Mother of All Lies' ( Asmae El Moudir) 

Jury Prize: 'Hounds' (Kamal Lazraq)

Freedom Prize: 'Goodbye Julia' (Mohamed Kordofani)

Ensemble Prize: 'The Buriti Flower' (João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, cast and crew)

New Voice Prize: 'Omen' (Baloji)

Critics' Week

Grand Prize: 'Tiger Stripes' (Amanda Nell Eu)

French Touch Prize: 'It’s raining in the house' (Paloma Sermon-Daï)

GAN Foundation Award for Distribution: Pyramide Films ('Inshallah a boy')

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Jovan Ginić ('Lost Country')