Cannes 2022's France spectacular will conclude on Saturday with the awarding of the Palme d'Or.

The films "Close" by Lukas Dhont, "Decision to Leave," a twisty Korean neo-noir directed by Park Chan-wook, "RMN," a Romanian drama by Cristian Mungiu, Ruben Ostlund's social satire "Triangle of Sadness," and "Armageddon Time," a semi-autobiographical story set in 1980s New York, all have a chance to win the Palme.


The presentation of the Palme d'Or and other prizes chosen by the nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon will mark the 75th Cannes Film Festival's conclusion on Saturday.


The closing ceremony concludes a Cannes that has made an effort to fully revive the yearly France spectacular, which was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic and only drew sparse audiences the previous year. This year's festival also began against the backdrop of the conflict in Ukraine, which provoked protests on the red carpet and discussions about the function of cinema during the conflict.

At 2:30 PM EDT, the closing ceremony starts, and it lasts for about an hour. It will be broadcast live by Brut outside of France.

But which will prevail? One of the most prestigious cinema awards, the Palme, is notoriously difficult to predict, though bookmakers still make an effort. It is completely dependent upon the jury's secret deliberations. The only other female director to ever win the Palme was Julia Decournau, whose French body horror movie "Titanic" won the award the previous year. In 2019, Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" won at Cannes and then repeated the feat at the Oscars.

The three biggest Hollywood pictures at Cannes this year—"Elvis," "Top Gun: Maverick," and "Three Thousand Years of Longing"—were not among the 21 films in competition.-

The Belgian coming-of-age drama "Close," by Lukas Dhont, is debatably among the best-received movies that could take home the Palme. The twisted Korean neo-noir "Decision to Leave" by Park Chan-wook, the Romanian drama "RMN" by Cristian Mungiu, the social satire "Triangle of Sadness" by Ruben Ostlund, and the semi-autobiographical "Armageddon Time" by James Gray from the 1980s.


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