24 May 2014 1:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cannes - The sun is out, the  films have screened, the rosé has almost run dry, and every conversation on the Croisette seems to begin with, "So, what's winning the Palme d'Or?" And the answer that almost inevitably follows is, "Oh, I don't know." Opinion varies this year as to whether it's been a very high-level Competition or a respectably disappointing one -- but either way, the upshot is that it's the most seemingly competitive one in several years, with a handful of well-received films on the awards shuffle-board. And "shuffle" is the operative word at Cannes -- once you've identified the films that seem likely to be rewarded, there's little reliable logic dictating which one gets the Grand Prix and which one gets, say, Best Screenplay. As I say every year, predicting festival awards is a fool's errand, not least because the voting body changes every year: there's no »


- Guy Lodge

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