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Cannes Film Festival

Screen can reveal its critics for the jury grid that will run throughout Cannes 2021 (July 6-17).

There will be 10 submitting entries, comprising 12 different critics including Screen’s own team. Each member will review the 24 titles in Competition and assign a score ranging from zero (bad) up to four stars (excellent).The scores will be aggregated to crown an overall winner.

The results will be published in Screen’s daily magazines at Cannes as well as here on

The participating critics are:

  • Tim Robey/Robbie Collin, The Telegraph, UK
  • Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, UK
  • Anton Dolin, Meduza, Film Art, Russia
  • Julien Gester/Didier Péron, Libération, France
  • Michel Ciment, Positif, France
  • Mathieu Macheret, Le Monde, France
  • Katja Nicodemus, Die Zeit, Germany
  • Ben Kenigsberg,, US
  • Wang Muyan, The Paper, China
  • Screen International

The jury grid for the previous Cannes Film Festival in 2019 saw Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite take first place with a score of 3.5.

The score to beat is still Lee Chang-dong’s Burning, which set an all-time record score of 3.8 in 2018 after topping previous record-holder Toni Erdmann, directed by Maren Ade, which scored 3.7 out of 4 in 2016.