Sean Baker’s ‘Anora’ Wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

The Palme d’Or, the fest’s top honor, went to Sean Baker‘s sex worker screwball comedy Anora, a rowdy whirlwind romance between an exotic dancer (Mikey Madison) and the obscenely rich son of a Russian oligarch (played by Mark Eydelshteyn). The film is Baker’s third film to debut at Cannes, following “The Florida Project” and “Red Rocket.” Commenting on the jury’s decision, jury president Greta Gerwig said Anora had “something that reminded us of a classic, there were structures of Lubitsch and Howard Hawks. It did something truthful and unexpected.”

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