2008: The Class. * Auteur factor: 4/10. This was Laurent Cantet’s breakout film–he previously had not been terrifically known or appreciated. The guy’s French, though. * Festival factor: 10/10. Won the Palme d’Or at Cannes! * Hype: 10/10. Won the Palme d’Or at Cannes! * Total: 24/30 NYFF points.