Eu Movie Awards 2023: France’s ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ wins giant

Eu Movie Awards 2023: France’s ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ wins giant

The most productive of Eu cinema has been celebrated around the continent over the last month. And now, the winners of the thirty sixth Eu Movie Awards were printed…


The 5 movies nominated for Very best Eu Movie of 2023 are probably the most most powerful of the yr – and now not simply in Europe.

Jonathan Glazer’s harrowing Holocaust drama The Zone of Passion; Agnieszka Holland’s breath-taking and pressing drama Inexperienced Border; Aki Kaurismäki Finnish feelgood love tale Fallen Leaves; Justine Triet’s acclaimed French court drama Anatomy of a Fall; and Matteo Garrone’s Io Capitano, which like Inexperienced Border, tackled the subject of the refugee disaster on Europe’s borders.

The Eu Movie Awards, which honour the best achievements in Eu cinema, have given their verdict, by way of awarding their best prize to Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall.

The French movie swept the whole lot up, with wins for Very best Movie, Very best Director, Very best Screenplay and Very best Actress for Sandra Hüller.

It tells the compelling tale of imaginable Alpine homicide which morphs into an interesting court drama, powered by way of a stellar efficiency from Hüller.

Triet’s unconventional whodunnit offers with knotty parenthood and the burdens of duty in relationships. Particularly when the connection is dissected in public for all to look – one thing which in flip permits the director to make use of the judicial machine as a springboard to show entrenched misogynistic prejudices. The lead personality, Sandra (Hüller) isn’t the perfect sufferer preventing for her innocence to be heard; she speaks matter-of-factly in regards to the imperfection of her relationships, and appears like an absolutely rounded human being, versus the clichéd determine of the irreproachable martyr preventing for survival.

The rite may also be observed within the participant underneath: 

Anatomy of a winner

After its Palme d’Or in Cannes this yr, the movie has long past from energy to energy, discovering an target market and more and more filling up its award shelf.

Certainly, Anatomy of a Fall has ceaselessly been rising as an awards favorite, having already nabbed Very best Screenplay and Very best World Movie on the Gotham Impartial Movie Awards, in addition to Very best International Language Movie on the New York Movie Critics Circle Awards. As we said in our EFA predictions, there used to be each and every reason why to consider that it might win giant in all of its classes.

The EFAs aren’t above awarding a number of awards to the similar movie, as we noticed final yr for Triangle of Disappointment. Similar case this yr.

Sandra Hüller, who used to be nominated two times this yr for her efficiency in Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Passion, used to be one thing a lock for Very best Actress. It’s merited, as she is the thrashing center of the movie and its knotty complexities. Because of her improbable flip, the movie finds itself as way more desirous about weightier meditations on belief and storytelling and as such, the engulfing sense of uncertainty turns into addictive during.

Keep tuned to Euronews Tradition for our complete interview with Hüller.

Whilst Anatomy of a Fall is a thought-provoking drama with right kind emotional intensity and a worthy winner, it’s, dare we are saying it, a smidge overhyped. Inexperienced Border and The Zone of Passion will have gotten extra love – now not simply because they’re fantastic movies, but in addition for the sake of selection. Jonathan Glazer will have to truly have nabbed Very best Director for his formal bold and for creating a Holocaust drama not like some other, and it’s disappointing that Agnieszka Holland’s immensely impactful Inexperienced Border went house empty-handed. We are hoping that they’re going to get a look-in all over the continuing awards season.

Nonetheless, don’t be stunned if Anatomy of a Fall continues to win giant the entire manner as much as (and most likely together with) the Oscars subsequent yr.

In other places, as we precited, Mads Mikkelsen received Very best Actor for his terrific flip in The Promised Land (unfortunately, Mikkelsen used to be now not in Berlin to obtain his prize however tuned in nearly); Oscar-winning British actress Vanessa Redgrave won the Eu Lifetime Success honour (Redgrave used to be additionally disappointingly best observed nearly, along her daughter Joely Richardson); and Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr used to be introduced with the Honorary Award of the Academy President and Board. He confirmed up. In order that’s one thing.

Additionally of notice is the Eu Younger Target audience Award, which went to Scrapper, by way of Charlotte Regan – with Molly Manning Walker as Director of Images. Manning Walker received the Eu Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI for How To Have Intercourse, and we’re extremely joyful that two rising abilities from the United Kingdom had been awarded prizes. Each movies characteristic in our Very best Movies of 2023 record, so as soon as once more, stayed tuned to Euronews Tradition for our ideas and our complete countdown to our Very best Movie of the 12 months…

(Scroll down for the entire record of winners.)

Stellar movies wanting an similarly spectacular set-up

This yr, the Eu Movie Awards, thru their line-up and nominated movies, have proven as soon as once more the vibrancy of Eu cinema.


Then again, in the event that they need to place themselves as an unmissable tournament and an equivalent to Hollywood’s awards ceremonies – each in pomp and status, to higher lift up the standard of filmmaking – they’ll wish to up the aesthetics quite.

Ultimate yr’s rite in Iceland confirmed such a lot promise, pronouncing itself as a momentous date. Relatively, Berlin’s version this yr felt quite missing. The awards, held on the Berlin Area, would have necessitated a larger, grander level to boast 2023’s stellar antique of movies. The Berlinale Palast, as an example, would have despatched a more potent message. The Area’s low level and inexpensive chairs didn’t have compatibility the invoice, and gave the rite slightly of a disappointingly low-key spin.

And whilst they’re at it, they might invite the administrators of the Berlinale, Cannes and Venice. In the end, the flicks which premiered at their pageant make up many of the nominees…

As for the selling, Berlin’s citywide billboards will have trumpeted the rite slightly extra.

Europe has not anything to envy Hollywood; it now wishes a larger platform to mirror its ambitions. The Eu Movie Academy is greater than in a position to main the rate, with an awesome group in rate at the back of the scenes. That stated, the award rite must mirror the standard of the flicks themselves.


Once more, final yr’s thirty fifth version set the instance and used to be a top watermark. It used to be a really memorable tournament. Except finances cuts are accountable this yr, Eu cinema wishes slightly extra oomph.

Complete record of this yr’s winners

Very best Eu Movie

• WINNER: ANATOMY OF A FALL (ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE) – Directed by way of Justine Triet (France)

• FALLEN LEAVES (KUOLLEET LEHDET) – Directed by way of Aki Kaurismäki (Finland, Germany)

• GREEN BORDER (ZIELONA GRANICA) – Directed by way of Agnieszka Holland (Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium)


• ME CAPTAIN (IO CAPITANO) – Directed by way of Matteo Garrone (Italy, Belgium)

• THE ZONE OF INTEREST – Directed by way of Jonathan Glazer (United Kingdom, Poland, USA)

Very best Eu Director

• WINNER: Justine Triet for ANATOMY OF A FALL

• Aki Kaurismäki for FALLEN LEAVES


• Agnieszka Holland for GREEN BORDER

• Matteo Garrone for ME CAPTAIN

• Jonathan Glazer for THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Very best Eu Actress

• WINNER: Sandra Hüller in ANATOMY OF A FALL


• Sandra Hüller in THE ZONE OF INTEREST


• Alma Pöysti in FALLEN LEAVES

• Mia McKenna-Bruce in HOW TO HAVE SEX

• Leonie Benesch in THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE


Very best Eu Actor


• Thomas Schubert in AFIRE

• Jussi Vatanen in FALLEN LEAVES

• Josh O’Connor in LA CHIMERA


• Christian Friedel in THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Very best Eu Screenwriter

• WINNER: Justine Triet & Arthur Harari for ANATOMY OF A FALL

• Aki Kaurismäki for FALLEN LEAVES

• Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko & Agnieszka Holland for GREEN BORDER


• İlker Çatak & Johannes Duncker for THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE

• Jonathan Glazer for THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Very best Eu Documentary

• WINNER: SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD (SAVVUSANNA SÕSARAD) – Directed by way of Anna Hints (Estonia, France, Iceland)

• APOLONIA, APOLONIA – Directed by way of Lea Glob (Denmark, Poland)


• FOUR DAUGHTERS (LES FILLES D’OLFA) – Directed by way of Kaouther Ben Hania (France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia)

• MOTHERLAND – Directed by way of Hanna Badziaka & Alexander Mihalkovich (Sweden, Ukraine, Norway)

• ON THE ADAMANT (SUR L’ADAMANT) – Directed by way of Nicolas Philibert (France, Japan)

Eu Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI

• WINNER: HOW TO HAVE SEX directed by way of Molly Manning Walker (United Kingdom, Greece)


• 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES (20.000 ESPECIES DE ABEJAS) directed by way of Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain)

• LA PALISIADA (ЛЯ ПАЛІСІАДА) directed by way of Philip Sotnychenko (Ukraine)

• SAFE PLACE (SIGURNO MJESTO) directed by way of Juraj Lerotić (Croatia, Slovenia)

• THE QUIET MIGRATION (STILLE LIV) directed by way of Malene Choi (Denmark)

• VINCENT MUST DIE (VINCENT DOIT MOURIR) directed by way of Stéphan Castang (France)


Very best Eu Animated Function Movie

• WINNER: ROBOT DREAMS directed by way of Pablo Berger

• A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL directed by way of Enzo d’Alò

• CHICKEN FOR LINDA! directed by way of Chiara Malta, Sébastien Laudenbach

• TEH AMAZING MAURICE directed by way of Toby Genkel


• WHITE PLASTIC SKY directed by way of Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó

Very best Eu Brief Movie

• WINNER: HARDLY WORKING directed by way of Susanna Flock, Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf

• 27, directed by way of Flóra Anna Buda

• AQUERONTE directed by way of Manuel Muñoz Rivas



• FLORES DEL OTRO PATIO directed by way of Jorge Cadena

The nominations are in response to the votes of four,600 participants of the Eu Movie Academy who’ve been staring at the flicks integrated in the yearly Academy Variety.

Keep tuned to Euronews Tradition for our complete interviews with Sandra Hüller and Agnieszka Holland.