If you follow our Festiville HQ, you will have gotten a pretty solid picture of reactions to the films that premiered at Cannes this year, along with a day-to-day feeling of what it was like being there. Annually, the Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest events in film, but the 2021 festival was more than just the 74th edition—it was the first in-person-only film festival to occur post-Covid shutdowns. That brought about some complications around testing, and ticketing, but largely things went very smoothly.
By the end of the festival, the awards became historic beyond the Covid narrative when Titane’s Julia Ducournau became only the second woman ever to win the Palme d’Or in the festival’s history. While the Cannes awards are voted on by just ten film professionals, we were curious about what the Letterboxd verdict on the ten best films was.
So here are the ten highest-rated movies (with at least 100 views) from the 2021 Festival de Cannes, according to the Letterboxd community.