Cannes Film Festival 2023: Day 12: 27 May 2023: Closing Awards


This year’s jury, headed by Swedish director Ruben Östlund — a two-time Cannes’ winner, who last year took home the Palme d’Or for best film for Triangle of Sadness — will pick the winners among the 21 films in competition. This year’s jury also includes Brie Larson, Paul Dano, Maryam Touzani, Denis Ménochet, Rungano Nyoni, Atiq Rahimi, Damián Szifron and Julia Ducournau.

In a change this year, the festival will have a series of celebrity actors and filmmakers hand out the main 2023 honours. Orlando Bloom will hand out the jury prize. Parasite star Song Kang-ho, last year’s best actor winner for Broker, will present the best actress honor, with Cannes 2022’s best actress, Holy Spiderstar Zar Amir Ebrahimi, presenting the best actor award. John C. Reilly, president of this year’s Un Certain Regard Jury, will award the trophy for best screenplay. Pixar Studios’ creative director Pete Docter will present the best director prize. The 1994 Palme d’Or winner, Quentin Tarantino, and legendary cult filmmaker Roger Corman will jointly present the runner-up Grand Prix award, with veteran star Jane Fonda capping the evening with the presentation of the Palme d’Or.

Of the 21 films in competition for the Palme this year, several are from previous winners, including two-timer Palmer Ken Loach, a winner in 2006 for The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and in 2016 for I, Daniel Blake, back on the Croisette with The Old Oak. Nanni Moretti, whose A Son’s Room took the Palme in 2001, is in the running with A Brighter Tomorrow. The 2018 winner, Kore-Eda Hirokazu(Shoplifters), is back with Monster; Turkish director, and 2015 Cannes winners Nuri Bilge Ceylan (for Winter Sleep), returning with About Dry Grasses; and Cannes’ 1984 winner Wim Wenders (Paris Texas) back in competition with Perfect Days. This year’s line-up also includes Kidnapped, the latest from Italian cinema maestro Marco Bellocchio, who received an honorary Palme d’Or for his life’s work in 2021. – Hollywood Reporter

Cannes 2023 Competition awards


Jury press conference

Palme d’Or: Anatomy Of A Fall. dir. Justine Triet

Grand Prix: The Zone Of Interest, dir. Jonathan Glazer

Best Actor: Koji Yakusho, Perfect Days

Best Actress: Merve Dizdar, About Dry Grasses

Jury Prize: Fallen Leaves, dir. Aki Kaurismäki

Best Director: Tran Anh Hung, The Pot-Au-Feu

Best Screenplay: Yuji Sakamoto, Monster

Camera d’Or:  Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell, Dir. Pham Thien An

Short Film Palme d’Or: 27, dir. Flóra Anna Buda
Special mention: Fár, dir. Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter


Anatomy of a Fall – Justine Triet

Director Justine Triet is the third woman to win a Palme d’Or, following in the footsteps of Jane Campion and Julie Ducournau.


Elemental – Pixar, Peter Sohn

Pixar’s “Elemental” is an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. – Festival de Cannes

“New Pixar Animation Is Visually Splendid, But Swamped In Syrupy Sentiment” – Deadline Hollywood



L’Oeil d’Or, Top Documentary Prize

Two films by Arab women directors are sharing the L’Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) prize for the best documentary in Cannes. Four Daughters (Les Filles d’Olfa) by Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania and The Mother of All Lies (La Mère de tous les mensonges) by Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir were announced as the winners at a joint ceremony this morning at the Palais in Cannes.

“It’s huge,” Ben Hania told Deadline after the announcement. “I’m very happy and I’m also very happy to share this prize with Asmae from Morocco. And I think that it means something for the region, for the storytellers, for us women directors… It’s so special.”

Here’s the full list of winners:

Grand Prize
Tiger Stripes, dir: Amanda Nell Eu

French Touch Prize of the Jury
Il Pleut Dans la Maison (It’s Raining in the House), dir: Paloma Sermon-Daï.

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award

Jovan Gini? for Lost Country

Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for a Short Film
Boléro, dir: Nans Laborde-Jourdàa

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
Pyramide Films, French distributor for Inshallah a Boy

SACD Award

Iris Kaltenbäck, writer of Le Ravissement (The Rapture)

Canal + Award for Short Film
Boléro, dir: Nans Laborde-Jourdàa


Queer Palm

The Japanese film Monster, by best screenplay winner Yuji Sakamoto, in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival, was awarded the Queer Palm, an alternative prize for best LGBTQIA film, on Friday evening. his feature film by Japanese master Hirokazu Koreeda, with which he is seeking a second Palme d’Or on Saturday May 27 after A Family Affair (2018), begins as a drama about bullying in the school environment, told from multiple points. of sight. ts plot evolves towards a relationship of very close friendship, even love, sketched out between two young students, and filmed with great modesty, reminiscent in certain aspects of Close, a film by Belgian Lukas Dhont in competition at Cannes in 2022.


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