Cannes (France) (EFE).- The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival closes this Saturday with the announcement of its list of winners, including the Palme d’Or, to which 21 films aspire, with “Les feuilles mortes”, by Akis Kaurismaki; “The Zone of Interest”, by Jonathan Glazer, and “Anatomy of a Fall”, by Justine Triet, as favourites.
A love story with that surreal touch that Kaurismaki likes so much; an impressive story about the daily life of the Nazis signed by Glazer and a sociological and judicial study of the death of a man.
The jury, chaired by the Swede Ruben Östlund, who is one of the nine filmmakers who have won two Palme d’Ors, will announce all the awards for this edition at a gala presented by the actress Chiara Mastroianni.
In addition to the three favourites, there are other films that could enter the list of winners, such as “Club Zero”, a devastating critique of today’s society by the Austrian Jessica Hausner, or the reflection on the isolation of the shift Nure Bilge Ceylan in “Les herbes seches”).
Or the poetic “Perfect Days”, a journey through today’s Tokyo with music by Lou Reed by maestro Wim Wenders.
Among the titles in the competition are works by well-known filmmakers such as Ken Loach (“The Old Oak”), Nanni Moretti (“Il sol dell’avvenire”), Hirokazu Kore-eda (“Monster”) or Marco Bellocchio (“Rapito ”), who have liked a lot but not passionate.
There is also a debut feature, “Banel e Adama”, by Franco-Senegalese Ramata-Toulaye Sy, which was very well received, and two works by two established Americans, “Asteroid City”, by Wes Anderson, and “May December”, of Todd Haynes, for which nobody bets.
While in terms of acting awards, on the female side the great favorite is the German Sandra Hüller, with two spectacular performances in “The Zone of Interest” and “Anatomy of a Fall”.
And in the masculine, the works of the Japanese Koji Yakusho, protagonist of the Wenders film, and the British Dave Turner in Loach’s stand out.