Of the 1,845 feature films submitted from 39 countries for the Cannes Film Festival competition to the selection committee, 26% were directed by women. Here are my final reviews of the competition films.
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival ended on May 25 with the awarding of the jury prizes. Our ecumenical jury watched the awards ceremony on television at the house of the parish priest of Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage with about 30 other people.
There are five criteria for judging films for the Ecumenical Jury Prize, involving artistic quality; religious perspective; responsibility; universal impact; and an ability to further future discussion.