In France the 69 Cannes Festival was opened and it will last up to 22nd of May. 20 films are fighting for the most prestigious movie award "Golden Palm".
Bookmakers are taken bets on who will become the winner.
According to the quoted prices of bookmaker Paddy Power the favourites for winning at Cannes Festival are considered to be three films: "Juste La Fin Du Monde" of the young Canadian film director Xavier Dolan with Vincent Cassel and Marion Cotillard as star actors,"Sierra Nevada" of
romanian firm director Cristi Puiu and "Juliet" of the famous Spanish provocateur Pedro Almodovar. To bet on each of these films is possible with odds 8,0.
The chances of American Jeff Nichols with the film "Loving"to get the award in the Paddy Power are evaluated with the odds 11,0. With the same odds you can bet on on the victory of Cristian Mungiu ( film "Baccalaureate") and the famous film director from the USA Jim Jarmusch who has brought his new film "Paterson". With the same odds on these films it is possible to bet at Paddy Power.
The Irish bookmaker thinks that chances of Ken Loach ("I, Daniel Blake"), Andrea Arnold ("American honey") and Iranian film director Asqhar Farhadi ("Sellar") to get the award are higher than Nichols, Mungiu and Jarmusch: the probability of their victory is evaluated with odds 9.0.
It should be mentioned that the President of the jury this year is the film director of "Mad Max" George Miller. The films will be judged by Kirsten Dunst, Donald Sutherland and Vanessa Paradis. Also Russian producer Aleksandr Rodyansky: he will evaluate first films on the screen.
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