In the cinema world, there is nothing more prestigious than walking down the red carpet and hearing your name announced as Palme D’or winner. That’s exactly what the odds predict the Iranian directors will be doing at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Although not everyone is able to attend the award ceremony in person, one can certainly bet on Palme D’or 2018.
The 2018 Cannes Film Festival is scheduled from May 8 to 19 in the south of France. According to gambling news in France, Two-time Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett will be the judge of Palme D’or which is the grand prize in the festival.
A total of 18 films are competing for the grand prize. So we are here to present some of the most promising Palme D’or 2018 betting odds. Of course, it goes without saying that the two Iranian directors are in a better position.
Introducing the Iranian Directors
The names are Asghar Farhadi and Jafar Panahi. Online betting sites in France predict equal odds for the two Iranian directors to win Palme D’or at 3.00. This is not the only thing they have in common. Both Farhadi and Panahi are no stranger to Cannes Film Festival.
Jafar Panahi, Director of ‘Three Faces’
This year, Farhadi is competing with his third Cannes-entry ‘Everybody Knows.’ Perhaps the strongest aspect of this film belongs to the leads Oscar Winners Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. With Farhadi’s previous films winning Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Screenplay in Cannes Film Festival, ‘Everybody Knows’ could finally be the right combination to pull off Palme D’or 2018.
‘Three Faces’ is a Jafar Panahi film in Palme D’or 2018 race. Panahi has never competed in Palme D’or before, but several of his films were screened during Cannes Film Festival. Unfortunately, he is not permitted to leave Iran due to complicated relationship with the government. Cannes Film Festival Director even goes as far as appealing to Iran to let Panihi attend. If you are betting on the Palme D’or 2018 winner, Panahi won’t disappoint.
More Palme D’or 2018 Betting Odds
The most experienced director in Palme D’or 2018 is Jean-Luc Godard (15.00) with his film ‘The Image Book.’ He is one of the founders of the French New Wave and has been making films for almost 60 years!
Eva Husson is one of the few female directors competing. According to online gambling sites in France, her film ‘Girls of the Sun’ has 7.50 odds to win Palme D’or 2018. The film centers around a group of women in a small town who strike back against religious extremists.
Finally, we have ‘Ash is the Purest White’ by a Chinese Director Jia Zhangke. The Palme D’or 2018 betting odds for him to win are at 7.00. His film tells a conflicting story about a woman who is in love with a mobster. Now, would you be betting on the Palme D’or 2018 winner to be one of these directors?
If you still prefer the bookies’ favorites to win Palme D’or 2018, we will lead you back to Asghar Farhadi and Jafar Panahi (3.00). So, go ahead and bet on the Iranian directors at Unibet Sportsbook now!