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Justine Triet becomes the second woman in history to win the César for Best Director for her film Anatomy of a Fall.

A film that continues to win awards after the Palme d'Or and a Bafta before perhaps winning an Oscar.

“It gives hope for the future. We hope so very much in any case,” she explains. 

Justine Triet won the César for Best Director on Friday for

Anatomy of a Fall

, becoming the second female filmmaker in history to receive this trophy.

“It’s a little creepy and awesome at the same time.”

“Being the second woman in history to receive the César” after Tonie Marshall in 2000, “it’s a bit scary and great at the same time, it gives hope for the future. We very much hope so in in any case,” declared the 45-year-old filmmaker, receiving her prize.

Director of four films which are portraits of women, she had already made history at the Cannes Film Festival by becoming the third director in history to win the Palme d'Or in May.


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And is one of the rare filmmakers to have achieved a double César for best director and Palme d'Or.

This is the fourth trophy of the evening won by

Anatomy of a Fall

, with those for supporting role for Swann Arlaud, screenplay and editing.

The film continues its collection of awards that began at Cannes and is in the running for the Oscars with five nominations, including best director.