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Cannes Critics’ Panel: Lukas Dhont’s Close Edges Out Crimes of the Future as Best Rated Film in 2022

It will have been a nail-biting final vote that determined the official top film among our 2022 Cannes Critics’ Panel. Lukas Dhont’s Close finishes with a total average score of 3.5 (or 3.55 to be precise) with David Cronenberg placing second with a 3.4 average score (or 3.47 to be precise) for Crimes of the Future. Placing third we have a tie between Triangle of Sadness and R.M.N. (3.3). Placing in the top five, we find Armageddon Time (3.2).

Mubi Cannes 2022

In what will be called a very average line-up, the only other films to get a total score of 3 and above belong to Showing Up, Holy Spider and EO.

Mubi Cannes 2022

Falling under the 3 mark, we got a ton of films at 2.9 we have Boy From Heaven, Tori et Lokita, Decision to Leave, Tchaikovsky’s Wife, Leila’s Brothers, Broker, and Les Amandiers.

At 2.8 we have Nostalgia and Pacifiction, at 2.7 The Eight Mountains, at 2.6 Stars at Noon and finally the worst rated film among our panel ended up being Frère et soeur (2.2).

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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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