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Cannes ends on Saturday with the Palme d’Or awards

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Tovah Feldshuh, left, Anne Hathaway, from third left, James Gray, Jeremy Strong, Michael Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb and Ryan Sell depart following the premiere of the film, ‘Armageddon Time’ at the 75th International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, Thursday , May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

CANNES – The 75th Cannes Film Festival Saturday concludes with the presentation of the Palme d’Or and other awards chosen by the nine members Jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.

The closing ceremony concludes a Cannes that has existed attempted to fully revive the annual French extravaganza which was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic and saw modest crowds last year. This year’s festival too settled against the background of the war in Ukraine, leading to red carpet protests and dialogue about the purpose of cinema in wartime.

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The Closing Ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. EDT and ends approximately an hour later. Outside of France, it will be streamed live by Brut.

But what will win? The Palm, one of the film’s most prestigious awards, is notoriously impossible to resist – although bookies are still doing their best. It depends entirely on the deliberations of the jury, which take place behind closed doors. Last year’s French body horror thriller “Titane” accepted the award, Director Julia Decournau is only the second filmmaker to have ever won the Palme. 2019, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” triumphed in Cannes before same at the Academy Awards.

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This year the biggest Hollywood films in Cannes — “Elvis”,“Top Gun: Misfits”,“Three Thousand Years of Longing” – acted outside of the Cannes competition lineup with 21 films.

Arguably some of the best-received films that could win the Palm include Lukas Dhont’s Belgian coming-of-age drama Close, Park Chan-wook’s twisted Korean neo-noir Decision to Leave, and Cristian Mungius’ Romanian drama “RMN”, Ruben Ostlund’s social satire “Triangle of Sadness” and James Gray’s semi-autobiographical New York City history of the ’80s “Armageddon Period”.

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