Past Lives, the debut of South Korean director Celine Song, takes home the award for best film at the 2023 Gotham Awards which also sees Anatomy of a Fall and Lily Gladstone triumph.
The acclaimed Past Livesthe A24 debut film by director Celine Song, won the award for best feature film at the 33rd edition of Gotham Awards 2023which were held in Manhattan.
In the center of Past Lives two deeply close childhood friends (Greta Lee and Teo Yoo) who are separated after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Twenty years later, they reunite for a fateful week as they grapple with the concepts of love and destiny .
Killers of the Flower Moon Lily Gladstone took home the award for Best Leading Performance, curiously not for Killers of the Flower Moonbut for The Unknown Country from Music Box Films, while Charles Melton won Best Supporting Performance for May December of Netflix. Both are neutral category with respect to gender.
The Palme d’Or Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet took home two of the main prizes, one for best international film and for best screenplay, written by Justine Triet and Arthur Harari.
The Breakthrough Director Award, for the breakthrough director, went to AV Rockwell for A Thousand and OneWhile Four Daughters by director Kaouther Ben Hania won the award for Best Documentary (speech here).