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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 (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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