Cannes Film Festival’s 76th edition in May 2023 saw UK films and co-pros take home top prizes.
In Competition, Jonathan Glazer's critically lauded co-pro THE ZONE OF INTEREST (USA/UK/Poland) was awarded the Grand Prix and also the FIPRESCI prize.
Molly Manning Walker's must-see UK film HOW TO HAVE SEX was awarded the Un Certain Regard top prize, and saw a memorable moment when she dashed from a delayed flight just in time to receive the award from jury president John C. Reilly.
Co-production THE SETTLERS (Chile/ Argentina/ UK/ Taiwan/ France / Denmark / Sweden / Germany), in Un Certain Regard, was awarded a FIPRESCI prize.
See below for the full list of UK films and co-productions that were in Official Selection for Cannes this year.
Club Zero – dir. Jessica Hausner
(Austria/ UK/ Germany/ France/ Denmark) World Premiere
Firebrand – dir. Karim Aïnouz
(UK/USA) World Premiere
The Old Oak – dir. Ken Loach
(UK/Fr/Belgium) World Premiere
The Zone of Interest – dir. Jonathan Glazer
(USA/UK/Poland) World Premiere
OUT OF COMPETITION
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny – dir. James Mangold
(USA/ UK ) World Premiere
Occupied City – dir. Steve McQueen
(UK/Netherlands) World Premiere
UN CERTAIN REGARD
How to Have Sex - dir. Molly Manning Walker
(UK) World Premiere
The Settlers (Los Colonos) - dir. Felipe Gálvez
(Chile/ Argentina/ UK/ Taiwan/ France / Denmark / Sweden / Germany) World Premiere
SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Wild Summon – dir. Karni Arieli, Saul Freed
LA CINEF SHORT FILMS
Killing Boris Johnson – dir. Musa Alderson-Clarke
Image: Molly Manning Walker and Mia McKenna-Bruce at the HOW TO HAVE SEX photo call Cannes 2023. Image by Darren Brade.