Cannes Film Festival: who will win the 2021 Palme d’Or?

Here is our prognosis for the winners and our day-to-day ranking of the films presented at the Cannes Film Festival, seen by our special correspondent. The 2021 Palme d’Or will be awarded on Saturday July 17 by Spike Lee, the first black president of the Jury, and its female-majority members.

Our prognosis for the winners of the Cannes Film Festival 2021:

Palme d’Or : Ahed’s knee (Ha’Berech), by Nadav Lapid (Israel)

Grand Prize: Drive my car, by Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Japan)

Jury Prize: Bergman Island, by Mia Hansen-Love (France)

Best Actor Award (tied): Avshalom Pollak in Ahed’s knee and Damien Bonnard in The Unquiet

Best Actress Award: Renate Reinsve in Julie (in 12 chapters)

Director’s Award: Titanium, by Julia Ducournau (France)

Price of the scenario: A hero, by Asghar Farhadi (Iran)

Golden Camera (and our favorite of the entire Cannes Film Festival 2021): “Neptune Frost”, directed by Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman, presented out of competition, at the Directors’ Fortnight.

Our day-to-day ranking of films presented at the Cannes Film Festival:

1) Ahed’s knee (Ha’Berech), by Nadav Lapid (Israel). A filmmaker fights against the death of freedom in his country. French theatrical release: September 15.

2) Drive my car, by Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Japan), the mysterious story of a secret haunting a couple. French theatrical release: August 18.

3) The divide, by Catherine Corsini (France), with Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and Marina Fois. A film on the France of “yellow vests”. French theatrical release: fall 2021.

4) Bergman Island, by Mia Hansen-Love (France), with Tim Roth and Vicky Krieps, shot on Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s favorite island. French theatrical release: July 14.

5) A hero, by Asghar Farhadi (Iran). An Iranian thriller.

6) The Olympics, by Jacques Audiard (France), with Noémie Merlant on the revolt of female characters, and Céline Sciamma writing the screenplay. French theatrical release: November 3.

7) Titanium, by Julia Ducournau (France) with Vincent Lindon. A story of a found child and serial murders.

8) Julie (in 12 chapters), by Joachim Trier (Norway), the sentimental story of a young woman in search of herself. French theatrical release: October 13.

9) The Unquiet, by Joachim Lafosse (Belgium), on bipolarity. French theatrical release: October 20.

10) Lingui, the sacred bonds, by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad), on a pregnant teenager in Ndjamena and the abortion taboo. French theatrical release: December 8.

11) High and loud, by Nabil Ayouch (Morocco), the story of Moroccan youth and their aspirations. French theatrical release: November 10.

12) Memoria, by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), a story shot in Colombia with Jeanne Balibar and Tilda Swinton. French theatrical release: November 17th.

13)Benedetta, by Paul Verhoeven (Netherlands), with Virginie Efira in the role of a nun arrested for homosexuality, in the heart of 15th century Italy. French theatrical release: July 9.

14) Hytti NRO 6 (“Compartment NO.6”), by Juho Kuosmanen (Finland). The misadventures of a Finn stranded inside a train compartment between Moscow and Ulaanbaatar. French theatrical release date: unknown.

15)Everything went well, by François Ozon (France), with Sophie Marceau. A poignant story about the end of life and euthanasia. French theatrical release date: September 22.

16)Tre Piani, by Nanni Moretti (Italy), the story of three families living in the same building. Release date in France: October 27.

17)Petrov’s Flu, by Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia), on a dysfunctional family that finds itself trapped behind closed doors after contracting the same flu. Release date in France: December 1.

18) In Feleségem Torténete (“My wife’s story”), by Ildiko Enyedi (Hungary). A man makes a bet to marry the first woman who walks through the door of a bar. French theatrical release date: January 12, 2022.

19)The French Dispatch, by Wes Anderson (United States), with Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, on an American journalist based in Ennui-sur-Blasé, a fictional French town from the 1940s. : October 27.

20) Annette, by Leos Carax (France), a musical co-written and set to music with the Sparks, with Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver. Release date in France: July 6.

21) Nitram, by Justin Kurzel (Australia), on the Port-Arthur massacre, a shootout in which 35 people were killed in 1996 in Tasmania. French theatrical release: unknown.

22) Red rocket, by Sean Baker (United States), on an ex-porn star who returns to settle in her native Texas: Release date in theaters in France: unknown.

23) Flag day, by Sean Penn (United States), where he plays a father leading a double life. Release date in France: September 22.

24) France, by Bruno Dumont, with Léa Seydoux, Benjamin Biolay and Blanche Gardin on the media system via the history of France, television star journalist. Release date in France: August 25.

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Cannes Film Festival: who will win the 2021 Palme d’Or?

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