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2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Chang-dong’s Burning Wins Personal Palme, Labaki’s Capernaum Favorite to win Palme

2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Chang-dong’s Burning Wins Personal Palme, Labaki’s Capernaum Favorite to win Palme

Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum is the overwhelming favorite to win the Palme d’Or in just a little over one hour from now, but if our jury were voting, it would be Lee Chang-dong’s Burning grabbing top honors.

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Other personal vote favorites include Jia Zhangke’s Ash Is Purest White, Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book, Matteo Garrone’s Dogman, Alice Rohwacher’s Lazzaro felice and Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree were also mentioned as personal favorites among our group of 20.

Gold Palme icon in the chart below are the predictions, while red Palme (heart) stand as our personal favorites.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, 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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