Cannes Jury Head Ruben Östlund On ‘Anatomy Of A Fall’ & The Awards Process: “The Palme d’Or Winner Was An Intense Experience — It’s What Cinema Should Be”

Cannes Jury head describes process of selecting competition winners as “very intense experience”; at jury press conference, following Palme d’Or win for Justin Truitt anatomy of a fall, You can view the full list of winners Here,

“We had a lot of fun and intense discussions,” said the filmmaker and two-time Palme d’Or winner. “It was finally coming to an end. The day was emotional.

When asked why the jury chose Triet’s film, Ostlund replied: “It’s a film that everyone stands behind the jury. One thing stood out [of our deliberations] It was that these films created a collective experience. The Palme d’Or winner was an intense experience – that’s what cinema should be.

Fellow juror Brie Larson said: “We had an incredible time. It created a conversation that we loved.”

Ostlund continued to note the strength of this year’s crop. “It was a very strong lineup. It wasn’t easy. Each one of us had to fight for what we believed in. I really believe it was a very strong lineup this year.

One reporter noted that many critics had criticized Jonathan Glazer. area of ​​interest for the top prize tonight. During the process Ostlund replied: “We don’t listen to what the critics are saying”.

anatomy of the fall Sandra (Sandra Hüller), a German writer, follows her French husband Samuel and their eleven-year-old son Daniel, who live a secluded life in a remote town in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow under their chalet, the police question whether he committed suicide or was murdered. Samuel’s death is treated as suspicious, presumed murder, and Sandra becomes the prime suspect.

The pic is produced by Les Films Pelléas and Les Films de Pierre, with Marie-Ange Luciani and David Theon acting as producers. Arthur Harari is a co-author of Treat.

Notably, the film is the fourth consecutive Palme d’Or winner for American distributor Neon, which acquired the film from MK2 last week during the festival.

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