Tune in to see who will take home the coveted Palme d’Or this Saturday.
The final day of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival is finally here, but while all the festival’s top films have already been screened, the action is only just beginning.
Since the line-up was announced, the festival has been teeming with awards rumours, with visitors and cinephiles trying to guess this year’s Palme d’Or winner. While predicting the behavior of a Cannes jury is often a futile exercise, that hasn’t stopped anyone from trying. Competition is fierce this year, with legendary filmmakers pitted against Cannes regulars and bold new voices for the festival’s top prizes.
Crimes of the Future, David Cronenberg’s return to Cannes after an eight-year hiatus from filmmaking (and an even longer hiatus from his trademark body horror), was one of the hottest titles on the program, and the film’s strong reviews suggest The 79th Century -year-old director will be hard to beat. But the film has a formidable foe in Lukas Dhont’s Close, which garnered critical acclaim and would make the 30-year-old Belgian director one of the youngest-ever Palme d’Or winners.
If that isn’t enough competition, films like Claire Denis, Park Chan-wook, Kelly Reichardt, Jerzy Skolimoski, James Gray and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne also have films vying for the Palme d’Or.
So the award ceremony should be exciting. And even if you couldn’t make it to Cannes for the festival, there are plenty of ways to get in on the action from the comfort of your own home.
The awards ceremony begins on Saturday, May 28 at 8:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time, which is 2:30 p.m. ET or 11:30 a.m. PT in the United States. The Cannes Film Festival will be streaming the event live via Brut America’s Facebook page here.
You can also follow along on the festival’s website and YouTube channel, both of which will provide updated coverage throughout the ceremony and in the run-up to the red carpet.
A jury press conference will take place immediately after the award ceremony, at which Vincent Lindon and his jury will explain their decision-making process after the Palme d’Or. That will be streamed using the same links as the awards show, so you can keep watching without having to change channels.