Despite backing Mike Leigh’s film Mr Turner to win the top prize at Cannes on Saturday night, entertainment reporter Emma Jones believes it might lose out because of its place in the schedule.
“The problem with showing so early in the competition is that history has traditionally rewarded the late [films] that the jury gets to see,” she says. “Some of the last films that are shown … seem to be uppermost in the jurors’ minds and quite often go on to win.”
Critic Nicholas Barber hopes that Timothy Spall – who stars as the painter JMW Turner – will not be forgotten. “I don’t think I’ve seen a male performance that really anchors a film as much as that one did.”
The pair choose their favourites for the Palme d’Or with Tom Brook, before discussing Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River and their festival highlights.