>> She claimed that the spirit world communicated with us through her.>> A psychological thriller about a personal shopper and a ghost delivered in French. Starring Kristen Stewart and booed by the audience in Cannes. Looks like the recipe for disaster, or does it?>> What does?>> Because if there is one thing Cannes is known for it's unpredictability.
And I don't mean the weather. With the jury comprised largely of random filmmakers and actors, and a showcase of the very best of European and Hollywood cinema. Predicting the coveted Palme d'Or proves an almost impossible challenge.>> Yes, you could argue that how do you measure these things but we do, in competition and so on.
But that's definitely balanced for me by the simple joy of being here, and watching film and the celebration of cinema.>> But actors work with directors who work with actors who star in Cannes. And these relationships often leave critics delving less into the movies and more into its jury.
>> In the end of the day if everybody loved it, it's simple, right? If nobody wants it to win it's simple as well. And if it's a draw, I think it's fair enough I come in there and discuss it as well. So I think we can all be neutral.
I love Nicholas, I love his films. But I will view his films like any other film. And I'm open for bribes as well
But there are always those who give their Magic 8 Ball a shot. And this year, so far, the consensus seems to rest in three different works.
An awkward return from German cinema after being absent from Cannes for nearly eight years. Comedy drama, Toni Erdmann, about a father and his alienated daughter getting a standing ovation.
d another hit by southern Gothic darling Jeff Nichols, with his romantic portrait of a civil rights fight in 1967, Virginia.
But the biggest surprise comes from American Honey, the seemingly vain Shia Labeouf vehicle turned out to be something very different. And even got the cast dancing on the red carpet, as if predicting the warm reception. The Golden Palm will be handed to the winner, at the closing ceremony this Sunday.