French director Robin Campillo's "128 Beats a Minute" about French AIDS' activists is tipped to win the Palme d'Or.
Who Will Win the 70th Anniversary Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or?
19 films in the Official Selection are in competition for the special 70th Anniversary Palme d'Or encrusted with 167 diamonds to be won today at the closing ceremony Sunday night in the Palais des Festival.
The winners will be selected by President of the Jury, Pedro Almodovar and the members; Jessica Chastain, Maren Ade, Will Smith, Agnes Jaoui, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Fan Bingbing and Gabriel Yared. But many of the notable film critics have not been very excited or impressed by the films. In fact, some critics said Un Certain Regard Award winner “Lerd,” by Mohammad Rasoulof is better than some films in the main competition. The other winners announced yesterday included Best Director: Taylor Sheridan for his “Wind River”, Jury Prize won by Michel Franco for “April’s Daughter”, Jury Award for Best Actress won by Jasmine Trinca for “Fortunata” and Special Award for Poetry of Cinema won by Mathieu Amalric for “Barbara”.
"I’ve not seen a single film I’d call great, let alone astounding."
~ John Powers
The 19 films competing for the Palme d'Or.
Loveless, dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Good Time, dirs: Benny and Josh Safdie
You Were Never Really Here, dir: Lynne Ramsay
L’Amant Double, dir: Francois Ozon
Jupiter’s Moon, dir: Kornel Mundruczo
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, dir: Yorgos Lanthimos
The Day After, dir: Hang Sangsoo
Redoubtable, dir: Michel Hazanavicius
Wonderstruck, dir: Todd Haynes
Happy End, dir: Michael Haneke
Rodin, dir: Jacques Doillon
The Beguiled, dir: Sofia Coppola
In the Fade, dir: Fatih Akin
The Meyerowitz Stories, dir: Noah Baumbach
Okja, dir: Bong Joon-ho
120 Battements Par Minute, dir: Robin Campillo
Hikari (Radiance), dir: Naomi Kawase
A Gentle Creature, dir: Sergei Loznitsa.
The Square, dir: Ruben Östlund.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series.