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2022 Cannes Film Festival Predictions – 24 Palme d’Or Hopefuls

2022 Cannes Film Festival Predictions – 24 Palme d’Or Hopefuls

We’ve looked at the non-competing sections (10 predictions). We’ve visited (20 predictions) the possible Critics’ Week programme. We explored (20 predictions) options for the Directors’ Fortnight section. We’ve surveyed (20 predictions) that might play in the Un Certain Regard. We now place paperweights on two dozen titles that we believe are going to compete for Palme D’Or — the same tally that Titane was a part of in 2021. The Cannes lineup will be unveiled on April 14th.

Armageddon Time
James Gray
Last Croisette visit: The Immigrant (2013) – In Competition
Sales: Universal Pictures International.

Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths)
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu
Last Croisette visit: Carne y Arena (2017) – Out of Competition – Virtual Reality
Sales: TBD.

Bones & All
Luca Guadagnino
Last Croisette visit: The Staggering Girl (Short) (2019) – Directors’ Fortnight
Sales: The Apartment Pictures, Frenesy Film, Memo and 3 Marys.

Hirokazu Kore-eda
Last Croisette visit: Shoplifters (2018) – In Competition
Sales: CJ Entertainment.

Chronique d'une liaison passagère Emmanuel Mouret

Chronique d’une liaison passagère
Emmanuel Mouret
Last Croisette visit: Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait (2020) – Official Selection
Sales: Kinology.

Les cinq diables (The Five Devils)
Léa Mysius
Last Croisette visit: Ava (2017) – Critics’ Week
Sales: Wild Bunch International.

Crimes of the Future
David Cronenberg
Last Croisette visit: Maps to the Stars (2014) – In Competition

Decision to Leave
Park Chan-wook
Last Croisette visit: The Handmaiden (2016) – In Competition
Sales: CJ Entertainment.

Serge Bozon Don Juan

Don Juan
Serge Bozon
Last Croisette visit: Tip Top (2013) – Directors’ Fortnight
Sales: MK2 Films.

École de l’air
Robin Campillo
Last Croisette visit: BPM (Beats per Minute) (2017) – In Competition
Sales: Playtime.

Girasoles silvestres (Wild Sunflowers)
Jaime Rosales
Last Croisette visit: Petra (2018) – Directors’ Fortnight
Sales: Film Factory Entertainment.

Les enfants des autres (Other People’s Children)
Rebecca Zlotowski
Last Croisette visit: An Easy Girl (2019) – Directors’ Fortnight
Sales: Wild Bunch International.

L’Envoi (Scarlet)
Pietro Marcello
Last Croisette visit: Futura (2021) – Directors’ Fortnight
Sales: Orange Studio.

Angela Schanelec
Last Croisette visit: Bridges of Sarajevo (2014) – Special Screenings
Sales: Shellac.

The Owner
Yury Bykov
Last Croisette visit: The Major (2013) – Critics’ Week
Sales: Charades.

Ira Sachs
Last Croisette visit: Frankie (2019) – In Competition
Sales: SBS Distribution.

Cristian Mungiu
Last Croisette visit: Graduation (2016) – In Competition
Sales: Wild Bunch International.

Showing Up
Kelly Reichardt
Last Croisette visit: Wendy and Lucy (2008) – Un Certain Regard

Ulrich Seidl
Last Croisette visit: Paradise: Love (2012) – In Competition
Sales: Coproduction Office.

Tchaikovsky’s Wife
Kirill Serebrennikov
Last Croisette visit: Petrov’s Flu (2021) – In Competition
Sales: Charades.

Tori et Lokita
Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne
Last Croisette visit: Le jeune Ahmed (2019) – In Competition
Sales: Wild Bunch International.

Triangle of Sadness
Ruben Östlund
Last Croisette visit: The Square (2017) – In Competition
Sales: The Match Factory.

Un beau matin (One Fine Morning)
Mia Hansen-Løve
Last Croisette visit: Bergman Island (2021) – In Competition
Sales: Les Films du Losange.

The Whale
Darren Aronofsky
Last Croisette visit: Requiem for a Dream (2000) – Out of Competition

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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