Why the German entry is a top contender for the Cannes Golden Palm

May 20, 2016

0,,19258562_303,00For about 12 years now, the British magazine “Screen” has published a critics’ review of the films competing at the Cannes film festival, inviting 11 renowned international critics to judge the movies: A four-star rating is the critics’ highest praise for a film, and the opinions of the 11 critics are compiled to produce an average rating. German filmmaker Maren Ade’s movie “Toni Erdmann” leads the pack with a top rating of 3.8. The only other film that made it that far up the list in Cannes, experts say, is Mike Leigh’s 2014 biographical drama, “Mr. Turner”.

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