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2023 Cannes Critics’ Panel: The Zone of Interest, Fallen Leaves, La Chimera & Anatomy of a Fall Top Grid

2023 Cannes Critics’ Panel: The Zone of Interest, Fallen Leaves, La Chimera & Anatomy of a Fall Top Grid

It was hovering around the 4.0 average and would settle for a final 3.9 grade and never let go of the top spot in our 2023 edition of the Cannes Critics’ Panel. Jonathan Glazer‘s The Zone of Interest is the king of all films — a darling of the critics collecting the highest grades with not one dipping under the three out of five stars mark. His first time in Cannes and the comp might be a memorable one when it comes to the awardage tonite.

Another film running under the two-0hour mark was Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki‘s Fallen Leaves — not far behind with an average score of 3.7. Tied for third with find two female filmmakers with their fourth feature film (and possibly career bests) in Alice Rohrwacher‘s La Chimera and Justine Triet‘s Anatomie d’une chute. Both films landed 3.5 average grades. You’ll find the most complete look at the grid and here is the complete ranking by the nearest decimals:

Ken Loach’s The Old Oak – 3.44
Wim Wenders’ Perfect Days 3.34
Todd Haynes’ May December – 3.32
Wang Bing’s Youth (Spring) 3.27
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s About Dry Grasses 3.26
Tran Anh Hung’s The Pot au Feu 3.22
Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Monster 3.21
Marco Bellocchio’s Kidnapped – 3.19
Catherine Breillat’s L’été dernier 3.08
Nanni Moretti’s Il sol dell’avvenire 3.05

Kaouther Ben Hania’s Les filles d’Olfa – 2.84
Catherine Corsini’s Le retour 2.67
Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s Banel et Adama – 2.60
Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City – 2.45
Karim Aïnouz’s Firebrand – 2.4
Jessica Hausner’s Club Zero – 2.3
Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s Black Flies 1.94

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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