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2016 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 12: Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann Leads Palme d’Or Predictions & Personal Palmes

The Cannes Film Festival is getting ready to bestow several awards, including the highest honor. Not surprisingly, the majority of the jury think that Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann is the odds on favorite to win the Palme d’Or. Red denotes the critic’s personal Palme of the fest, while gold denotes their prediction. Outside chances might, according to our jury, go to Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius and Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation. Click on the grid below for a larger version.

Palme d'Or Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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