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2022 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Lukas Dhont’s Close Heavy Favorite to Win the Palme d’Or

Twelve of our twenty critics believe that Lukas Dhont‘s Close will walk away with the Palme d’Or this evening. Leila’s Brothers places second on our grid, with three votes total.

Mubi Cannes 2022

In (red in our grid) our personal Palmes (if we had to vote), Close landed five valentines, while R.M.N. had a total of three fans.

Mubi Cannes 2022

We’ll finalize the total scores next – with a surprise update!

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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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