Cannes 2015: The Stage Is Set For The Prestigious Palme d’Or

cannes-57Competition screenings at the 68th Cannes Film Festival drew to a close today, May 23, 2015 with few cheers and a lot more boos for Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth.

Apparently, Macbeth that stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, was one of the most buzzed about entries at the festival this year.

However, everyone is still clues about who will take home the prestigious Palme d’Or this year. Films like Sea Of TreesMarguerite And Julien, My King were the most panned ones.

A handful of directors appeared who have made their English language debut this year, including Italy’s Matteo Garrone (The Tale Of Tales) and Norway’s Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs).

The crowd was also underwhelmed by Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth, with delightful performances by lead actors Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.

The race for the top prizes has rarely been this unpredictable, with some critics ranking Youth as their favourite for the Palme d’Or.

Other frontrunners include China’s Jia Zhangke for Mountains May Depart, a beautiful and bold portrait of the director’s rapidly changing country, and US director Todd Haynes for his 1950′s lesbian drama Carol.cannes-58The 2001 winner, Italy’s Nanni Moretti, also has a chance with his deeply moving My Mother, which is all about a female filmmaker struggling to cope with a career crisis and the loss of a parent.

One is also hearing a lot of buzz about Hou Hsiao Hsien’s beautiful but cryptic martial arts epic The Assassin, while Yorgos Lanthimos’s uneven dark comedy The Lobster has been tipped to be a surprise winner.

For its sheer intensity, boldness and originality, Son Of Saul, could be taking a surprise Palme d’Or, while a lot of them think that it could be The Tale Of Tales.

Cannes Film Festival wouldn’t be what is today without the red carpet glamour, the sauce photo calls and last but not the least the Palme d’Or.

Well, the wait is just going to be over in the next twenty four hours.

So let the excitement continue!!

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