By JAKE COYLE, AP Screenwriter
CANNES, France (AP) – The 75th Cannes Film Festival ends on Saturday with the presentation of the Palme d’Or and other awards selected by the nine-member jury led by French actor Vincent Lindon.
The closing ceremony closes a Cannes that has tried to completely resurrect the annual extravagance of France which was canceled in 2020 by the pandemic and which had a modest crowd last year. This year’s festival also took place against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, which sparked red carpet protests and a dialogue on the purpose of wartime cinema.
The closing ceremony begins at 2:30 pm EDT and concludes approximately one hour later. Outside France, it will be broadcast live by Brut.
But what will he gain? The Palme, one of the most prestigious awards in the film, is famously impossible to harm, although bookmakers still do their best. It depends entirely on the deliberations of the jury that take place in private. Last year, the French horror thriller “Titane” won the award, making director Julia Decournau the second filmmaker to win the Palma. In 2019, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” triumphed at Cannes before doing the same at the Academy Awards.
This year, the most important Hollywood films in Cannes: “Elvis”, “Top Gun: Maverick”, “Three Thousand Years of Longing” – were presented outside the programming of the 21-film Cannes competition .
Undoubtedly, and always discussed in Cannes, among the best-received films that could win La Palma are Lukas Dhont’s older Belgian drama “Close,” Park Chan-wook’s Korean neo-noir twist. ” Decision to Leave “, Cristian. Mungiu’s Romanian drama “RMN”, Ruben Ostlund’s social satire “Triangle of Sadness” and James Gray’s 80s New York semi-autobiographical tale “Armageddon Time”.
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