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Tova Feldshuh, left, Anne Hathaway, third from left, James Grey, Jeremy Strong, Michael Banks Repeta, Jailyne Webb, and Ryan Sell after the premiere of the film ‘Armageddon Time’ at the 75th International Film Festival, Cannes, southern France Huh. , Thursday, May 19, 2022. ( Associated Press Photo/Daniel Cole)
Cannes The 75th Cannes Film Festival concluded on Saturday with the presentation of the Palme d’Or and other awards, which were selected by a nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.
The finale brings to a close Cannes an attempt to completely revive the annual France extravaganza that was canceled by the pandemic in 2020 and saw modest crowds last year. This year’s celebration also opened against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, which sparked red-carpet protests and a dialogue about the purpose of cinema in war.
The closing ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. EDT and ends about an hour later. Outside France, it will be streamed live by Brut.
But what’s going to win? The Palme, one of the film’s most coveted awards, is impossible to handicap – although bookies still try their best. It entirely depends on the deliberations of the jury which is held in private. Last year, French body horror thriller “Titan” took home the award, making director Julia DeCournau the second female filmmaker to win the Palme. In 2019, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” won at Cannes before doing so at the Academy Awards.
This year, the biggest Hollywood movies at Cannes — “Elvis,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Three Thousand Years of Longing” — were played outside the Cannes competition lineup of 21 films.
Arguably — and always debated at Cannes — among the best films to win the Palme are Lucas Dhont’s Belgian coming-of-age drama “Close,” Park Chan-wook’s twisty Korean neo-noir “Decision to Leave,” Kristian Dhont’s “Decision to Leave” Mungiu’s Romanian drama “RMN,” Ruben Ostlund’s social satire “Triangle of Sadness” and James Gray’s semi-autobiographical ’80s New York story “Armageddon Time.”
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