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2019 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Our Jury Rank Parasite Top Film of Cannes Comp

2019 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Our Jury Rank Parasite Top Film of Cannes Comp

We have a match! Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s jury and our 2019 Cannes Critics’ Panel agree that the best film of the 2019 comp selection was Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite. The South Korean film was the only film of the comp to float above the four out of five stars mark on our panel. Here are our final grades.

Parasite (Palme d’Or)
Jury Average Score: 4.1
Nicholas Bell: 3.5
Eric Lavallee: 3.5

Pain and Glory (Best Actor)
Jury Average Score: 3.9
Nicholas Bell: 2.5
Eric Lavallee: 3.5

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Grand Prix)
Jury Average Score: 3.5
Nicholas Bell: 3.0
Eric Lavallee: 4.0

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
Jury Average Score: 3.4
Nicholas Bell: 3.0
Eric Lavallee: 2.5

The Traitor
Jury Average Score: 3.4
Nicholas Bell: 4.0
Eric Lavallee: 3.0

Bacurau (Jury Prize – tie)
Jury Average Score: 3.2
Nicholas Bell: 4.0
Eric Lavallee: 2.5

The Wild Goose Lake
Jury Average Score: 3.1
Nicholas Bell: 3.0
Eric Lavallee: 3.0

The Whistlers
Jury Average Score: 3.0
Nicholas Bell: 3.0
Eric Lavallee: 3.0

A Hidden Life
Jury Average Score: 3.0
Nicholas Bell: 2.5
Eric Lavallee: 3.5

Les Misérables (Jury Prize – tie)
Jury Average Score: 2.9
Nicholas Bell: 2.5
Eric Lavallee: DNS

Sorry We Missed You
Jury Average Score: 2.9
Nicholas Bell: 2.5
Eric Lavallee: 3.0

It Must Be Heaven
Jury Average Score: 2.9
Nicholas Bell: 2.5
Eric Lavallee: 2.5

Atlantique
Jury Average Score: 2.8
Nicholas Bell: 3.5
Eric Lavallee: 3.0

Little Joe (Best Actress)
Jury Average Score: 2.7
Nicholas Bell: 3.5
Eric Lavallee: 3.5

The Dead Don’t Die
Jury Average Score: 2.6
Nicholas Bell: 2.5
Eric Lavallee: 2.0

The Young Ahmed (Best Director)
Jury Average Score: 2.4
Nicholas Bell: 2.5
Eric Lavallee: 2.5

Sibyl
Jury Average Score: 2.4
Nicholas Bell: 2
Eric Lavallee: 2.5

Matthias & Maxime
Jury Average Score: 2.4
Nicholas Bell: 1
Eric Lavallee: 0.5

Frankie
Jury Average Score: 2.2
Nicholas Bell: 3.0
Eric Lavallee: DNS

Oh Mercy!
Jury Average Score: 2.2
Nicholas Bell: 3.0
Eric Lavallee: 2.5

Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo
Jury Average Score: 1.9
Nicholas Bell: 1.5
Eric Lavallee: 2.0

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2019 Cannes Critics Panel Day 12

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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