After the Covid-19 pandemic forced last year’s in-person festivities and competition to be cancelled, the Cannes Film Festival will be returning in full force this year, running from July 6 until July 17. The top prize there is the coveted Palme d’Or, and this will be the first time it’s awarded since 2019 when Bong Joon Ho
” claimed it. That film would go on to win the Oscar for Best Picture, becoming the first to claim both prizes since “Marty
” did it in 1955. This year’s jury will be headed by Oscar winner Spike Lee
, who won the Grand Prix in 2018 for “BlacKkKlansman
,” which went on to win him the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.
The track record of a filmmaker at Cannes can sometimes offer tea leaves as to who might be in a good position to take the Palme. Eight of the entries this year come from