At the announcement of her name, launched by Ruben Östlund, Justine Triet accused the blow. The French director has just been crowned with a Palme d'Or for Anatomy of a Fall. She needs a few minutes to come to her senses. On stage, she leans over and hugs the desk. She thanks her star Sandra Huller for allowing her to "inhabit her body and mind" and her screenwriter director Arthur Harari. Then the subject becomes very political. The movement against the pension reform in France has been "denied and repressed in a shocking way", denounced the director when receiving her prize for her film "Anatomy of a fall".
The country has been traversed by an extremely powerful and unanimous historic protest against the pension reform that has been shockingly denied and repressed. This exercise of domineering power has erupted in several spheres. The commodification of the government's neo-liberal government breaks the French cultural exception. I dedicate this prize to young directors. You have to give them a place in this world that I entered 15 years ago and that was less hostile." This committed speech, the only one of an agreed evening, is received by cheers and some boos.
At the end of the ceremony, Rima Abdul Malak, the Minister of Culture, said she was "stunned" by Justine Triet's speech in a message on Twitter.