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Cannes Film Festival

Screen can reveal its critics for the jury grid that will run throughout Cannes 2018 (May 8-19).

There will be nine submitting entries, composed of ten different critics plus Screen’s own team.

Each member will review the 21 titles in Competition and assign a score of up to four stars, which are aggregated to crown an overall winner. The results will be published in Screen’s Cannes daily magazines as well as here on

A new addition to the grid from last year is Wang Muyan, from Ellemen in China.

The participating critics are:

  • Julien Gester/Didier Péron, Libération, France
  • Katja Nicodemus, Die Zeit, Germany
  • Wang Muyan, Ellemen, China
  • Nick James, Sight & Sound, UK
  • Kong Rithdee, Bangkok Post, Thailand
  • Tim Robey/Robbie Collin, The Telegraph, UK
  • Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, US
  • Michel Ciment, Positif, France
  • Screen International

Last year’s Cannes jury grid saw a tie for first place, with both Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Loveless and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here achieving a score of 3.2.

The score to beat is still Maren Ade’s German-Austrian comedy Toni Erdmann, which registered an average of 3.7 out of 4 in 2016 for the highest score in grid history.

Read more: Isle Of Dogs tops Screen’s final Berlin Jury Grid

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