At the onset of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Ruben Ostlund, a Swedish filmmaker, expressed his private inclination in direction of profitable his third Palme d’Or, valuing it greater than an Oscar, whereas addressing a room full of journalists.

However, this 12 months, regardless of being the earlier recipient of the Palme d’Or for his movies “Triangle of Sadness” and “The Square,” Ostlund will need to accept presenting the prestigious award to a different filmmaker.

As the president of the jury for the Official Competition of the 76th competition, Ostlund leads a group comprising 9 writers, administrators, and actors, together with Julia Ducournau, who received the Palme d’Or for her movie “Titane,” Brie Larson, Rungano Nyoni, a filmmaker from Zambia, Moroccan filmmaker Maryam Touzani, Paul Dano, French actor Denis Menochet, Afghan director Atiq Rahimi, and Argentinian director Damian Szifron.

Throughout the competition, the jury members will watch two to a few competitors movies per day and are available collectively to debate each three movies over the ten-day length of the occasion.

The closing deliberations and voting for the Palme d’Or, in addition to prizes in classes comparable to performing, writing, and directing, will happen on Saturday, May 27, throughout the ceremony.

What movie will probably take the biggest award in this 12 months’s competition?

Each juror, together with the president, possesses a single vote and is instructed to maintain their reactions to the movies confidential throughout the competition. In the previous, some jurors have adhered to this rule extra strictly than others, resulting in rampant hypothesis and rumors.

Cannes lovers eagerly seek for any hints they will discover relating to the jury’s preferences, though it may be deceptive to make assumptions based mostly on the jurors’ personal works.

According to IndieWire, Justine Triet‘s “Anatomy of a Fall”, Jonathan Glazer‘s “The Zone of Interest” and Aki Kaurismaki‘s “Fallen Leaves” may very well be the three favorites to win the award this 12 months.

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