2023 Festivals/Awards Thread

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Re: 2023 Festivals/Awards Thread

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MUBI has picked up the rights to Cannes titles The Delinquents (North America, UK, Latin America), Fallen Leaves (North America, UK/Ireland, Latin America, Turkey) and The Settlers (North America, UK, Latin America, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, India, Benelux)
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The Delinquents and Fallen Leaves are two of my most anticipated films of the year. Glad I've a MUBI subscription

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Neon has scooped up the North American rights to Perfect Days. Way to tip the Palm d'or winner a few days early guys ;)
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I'd bet on The Zone of Interest winning. 98 on Metacritic and it's got the A24 machine backing it.
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The Zone of Interest does seem like the favorite based on the buzz, but the Cannes jury has gone against the critical consensus plenty of times.
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Given who the head of the jury is, I can see Zone of Interest winning. The todd Kaynes one should pick up an award or two though

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Todd Kaynes? Is he like Banksy? ;)
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I'm a little late with how things have been received but just as I predicted, The Idol has been the flop of Cannes. 24 on Metacritic at the moment.

Funny how A24 will more than likely have both the best reviewed title and the worst.
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Cannes Un Certain Regard Winners:
Un Certain Regard Prize: How to Have Sex by Molly Manning Walker
Un Certain Regard Jury Prize: Hounds by Kamal Lazraq
Un Certain Regard Best Director: Asmae El Moudir, The Mother of All Lies
Un Certain Regard Freedom Prize: Goodbye Julia by Mohamed Kordofani
Un Certain Regard Ensemble Prize: The Burtil Flower
Un Certain Regard New Voice Prize: Omen by Baloji Tshiani


Also, La chimera could prove to be a late contender for the Palm d'or. The reviews have been outstanding and it got a 9-minute standing ovation at its premiere today.
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The Idol also received a long standing ovation. And then became one of the worst-reviwed projects in the history of Cannes.

That said, Cannes loves Rorwacher and the reviews have been great, so it's a contender. It'll probably win a secondary award, like that Grand Prix or Best Director.

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Not to say that standing ovation length has any meaningful correlation with project quality (it doesn't at all), but didn't The Idol just get a 5-minute one-which is basically the European Film Festival equivalent of "thanks for coming"?
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Standing ovations don't mean anything. I don't understand why it's become the subject of articles.
I'm putting my money on the Glazer or the Triet film for the Palme.
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Sounds like my issue with when a book gets mentioned as being a New York Times bestseller. It's not prestige. It just means your book sold a lot of copies.
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Re: 2023 Festivals/Awards Thread

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And it's Triet who wins the top prize. Very excited to watch Anatomy of a Fall later in the year.

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