The official closing ceremony for the 75th Cannes International Film Festival, which will unveil this year’s Palme d’Or winner for best film, has begun.
Virginie Efira, the master of ceremonies kicked off the ceremonies at 8:30 p.m. local time at Cannes’ Grand Théâtre Lumière. The show is being broadcast live on free-to-air channel France 2 locally and streamed internationally on Brut.
There has been no clear front-runner for the Palme d’Or this year, with many of the 21 films in the official competition dividing audiences and critics.
Films in the running for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival include Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi, Forever Young by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Crimes of the Future by David Cronenberg, Tori et Lokita by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Stars At Noon by Claire Denis, Brother and Sister by Arnaud Desplechin, Close by Lukas Dhont, Armageddon Time by James Gray, Broker by Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Nostalgia by Mario Martone, RMN by Cristian Mungiu, Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund, Decision to Leave by Park Chan-Wook, Showing Up by Kelly Reichardt, Leila’s Brothers by Saeed Roustaee, Boy from Heaven by Tarik Saleh, Tchaikovsky’s Wife by Kirill Serebrennikov, Pacifiction by Albert Serra, Mother and Son by Léonor Serraille, EO by Jerzy Skolimowski, and The Eight Mountains by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen.
French actor Vincent Lindon, the co-star of 2021 Palme d’Or winner Titane, heads up this year’s competition jury, overseeing a group of four men — judging alongside Lindon are directors Asghar Farhadi, Jeff Nichols and Joachim Trier — and three women: Rebecca Hall, Noomi Rapace and Deepika Padukone.