(Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)For the first time since May 2019, the Cannes Film Festival finally once again welcomes filmgoers to the Palais, where a new selection of films vie for the coveted Palme d Or (the festival’s top prize) and perhaps go all the way to the Academy Awards as the 2019 winner Parasite did in 2020. This year’s jury, led by director Spike Lee, will determine which film with take home the golden laurels, but we also have a host of films from the Une Certain Regarde section and out-of-competition sections that already have us buzzing.The Venice Film Festival managed to scale itself down during the pandemic, and Sundance hosted an all virtual affair, but Cannes marks the first major festival to welcome stars, critics, industry insiders, students, and fans to the festival in over two years. All eyes are be on the French affair to see how well they can navigate COVID-19 restrictions, which have prevented most in-person gatherings and devastated the film festival calendar. Cannes Festival Delegate Thierry Frémaux has stated that he intends to have full capacity at the various theaters, and though attendees are encouraged to be vaccinated prior to attendance, it will not be required. Additionally, travel restrictions have kept many, including stars from the various films, from attending, but Rotten Tomatoes will be on the ground with a daily diary of all the goings-on and hot titles for those interested in staying informed.If you are curious what we are gearing up to cover, read on for the seven buzziest films we are looking out for at Cannes 2021; you’ll definitely want to check them out when they reach theaters near you or land on streaming.