Cannes 2009: The Tomato Report - Critics Pick Their Awards Favourites

by Chris Tilly | Sunday, May. 24 2009

Summary

With the Cannes Film Festival winding down this weekend, talk is now turning to who will win the Palme d'Or this evening. We tracked down several journalists covering the fest to gauge their opinion, and it seems there are two very definite front-runners at present - Michael Hanenke's The White Ribbon, a taut period drama about a German village pre-WWI, and Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, a prison film about a young man's efforts to survive incarceration in a French jail. "I am rooting for A Prophet to win," says Heat's Charles Gant. "It's the Gomorrah of this year's festival, but thanks to its linear storyline it's arguably more accessible and satisfying than last year's Mafia drama."Back to Article

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