Screen International’s legendary Cannes Palme D’Or jury swings back into action today, as the 68th festival gets into full swing and the first two films have played out at the Palais Des Festivals.
New jury members this year include Julien Gester and Didier Peron from French powerhouse daily Liberation; Il Messaggero’s Fabio Ferzetti in Italy; Australian critic Paul Byrnes from The Age/Sydney Morning Herald; and Thailand, where the Bangkok Post’s Kong Rithdee will weigh in with his daily verdicts.
They join Kate Muir and Wendy Ide from The Times, London, Nick James from Sight and Sound, stalwart jury member Michel Ciment, of Positif, and Jan Schulz-Ojala of Der Tagesspiegel, Germany.
Their first two sets of scores are from Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Our Little Sister, and Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales, and the overall impression is… mixed.
Kore-eda wowed two critics with four palmes each, leaving most others indifferent with twos, while Garrone’s scores encompassed the full range.
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Screen’s jury chart will be updated daily
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