• Actor of the last Palme d'or "Titanium", Vincent Lindon is the president of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

  • This actor in love with singular films will have to choose between many promising feature films.

  • A prestigious jury will support him until May 28th.

But what will be able to seduce Vincent Lindon and his jury?

This question and its imaginary answers will have Cannes festival-goers talking until May 28, 8:30 p.m., when the winners will be presented and the Palme d'or awarded.

On stage last year for "Titanium"

A great actor, a man of character and a demanding cinephile, Vincent Lindon was on the festival stage when

Titane

received the Palme d'Or.

Will he let himself be enchanted this year by

Les Crimes du futur

, a highly anticipated horrific fable by David Cronenberg, a filmmaker who greatly influenced Julia Ducourneau?

Maybe because it would bring back good memories.

But maybe not, because he might prefer a genre he hasn't tried yet.

The other most anticipated film is that of the American James Gray, James Gray 's

Armageddon Time

with Anthony Hopkins and Anne Hathaway in the New York of the 1980s under the hegemony of the real estate developer Fred Trump, father of Donald Trump.

It was at the same time that Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi set

Les Amandiers,

on the beginnings of the actress and director in the mythical theater of Patrice Chéreau in Nanterre.

In another genre,

Boys Form Heaven

, a sort of Iranian

Godfather

by Saeed Roustaee, the director of

The Law of Tehran

, is one of the most exciting films, at least on paper.

The singularity of Claire Denis' cinema for

Stars at Noon

or the sulphurous

Decision to Leave

by Park Chan Wook will also have something to fascinate a Vincent Lindon who likes works that stand out from the crowd.

Unless Arnaud Desplechin and his

brother and sister

, worn by the Marion Cotillard/Melvil Poupaud duo, make it vibrate.

We also know the actor's political commitment which could lead him to favor the Dardenne brothers and their African migrants

Tori & Lokita

or the geopolitical thriller by Albert Serra with Benoit Magimel, on a rumor of nuclear tests in Tahiti in

Torment sur les islands

.

Without a doubt, Vincent Lindon's jury, made up of four actresses (Rebecca Hall, Noomi Rapace, Deepika Padukone, Jasmine Trinca) and four directors (Asghar Farhadi, Ladj Ly, Jeff Nichols and Joachim Trier), will be spoiled selecting.

Rich in 21 films, the competition which opens tomorrow with

Tchaikovsky

's Wife by the Russian (exiled in Berlin) Kirill Serebrennikov, looks promising.

We bet that the jury's choices will surprise like (almost) every year.

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