The Best Movies of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, According to 75 Critics

A time of division indeed.The last two editions of Cannes, the critics IndieWire polled were in lockstep with the jury’s picks, at least for Best Film.

In 2019, they chose “Parasite” and “Titane,” both winners of the Palme d’Or.

In 2022, the critics are shaking things up.This year’s Palme d’Or winner, “Triangle of Sadness,” tied with “Eo” for fourth place in our Best Film rankings.

Consensus was not the order of the day this time around.

And more critics voted in our survey than ever before: 75 in total, representing five continents and a couple of dozen countries.The critics chose Lukas Dhont’s “Close” as the best film of the festival.

The tender drama about two 13-year-old best friends sneered at by their classmates for being too “close” was described by some as “heartbreaking.” The emotional film did tie for the Grand Prix, but many thought

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