There are hours left for the Cannes festival to announce the Palme d’Or, after a year canceled by the pandemic, in the middle of July and still with the coronavirus present. Twenty-four films from five continents and from established and lesser-known filmmakers aim to win one of the most prestigious film awards
Frédéric Ponsard has asked journalists from the international press to find out which are their favorites.
Vicenç Batalla is responsible for paris-barcelona.com: “I was very impressed by Hamaguchi’s Japanese film (Drive my Car), his best film I have seen so far and for me, even though it is the longest at three hours, it is the better, although I was also impressed on the same day by Mia Hansen-Love’s Bergman Island, who seems very sensitive to me, she is a French director but with an international talent and a different sensitivity that also makes her worthy of the Palme d’Or “.
Several films directed by women seduced the audience, such as Bergman Island, a story about a remote and romantic Swedish island where Ingmar Bergman lived. But, most likely, Spike Lee’s personality will influence the final decisions of the jury, as Daniel Kothenschulte of the German Frankfurter Rundschan explains: “Spike Lee is always full of surprises, his own work is full of surprises, he is a person who understands. the ‘gender’ and does not understand politics. So, of course, we are looking for something like that. “
“I think La Fracture, by Catherine Corsini, has a great opportunity, maybe not a Palme d’Or, but a Grand Prix or something like that,” predicts Kateryne Slipchenkom of the Ukrainian Lvivska Gazeta
For Kothenschulte, he considers that women aspire to everything: “We only have four women’s films, but all of them were great. So if you take the coda of good films, then women are really at the top.”
Romane Segui works for the French Maze Magazine: “‘Haut et fort’ could have a chance, it is a political and social film that addresses the problems of this country, of Muslim and Moroccan society, and there are many problems such as the use of veil, music and song for women especially “.
Casablanca Beats could be seducing Spike Lee, Sidi Moumen in a Casablanca slum has some New York Bronx traits.
There are no big favorites this year, but there are plenty of movies that could claim the Palme d’Or. And we can be confident that President Spike Lee and his mostly female jury will surprise us. The verdict, this Saturday night. “