2018 Cannes Film Festival Announces Line-Up with Spike Lee, David Robert Mitchell, Godard in Competition



Cannes Festival

The 2018 Cannes Festival, the 71st annual fest, announced its official line-up at a press conference this morning. The films in competition were revealed, as well as some of the sidebars including Un Certain Regard, Special Screenings and a couple films in the Midnight Section.

Cannes18PosterPreviously announced was the festival opener, Everybody Knows, the new film from two-time Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, this one being a Spanish drama starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

The festival runs from May 8 through May 19 with one of the bigger films premiering there being Lucasfilms’ Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The official selections for the 2018 Cannes Festival can be read below with more titles to be added over the coming week.

Opening Night

Everybody Knows, Asghar Farhadi (In Competition)


At War, Stéphane Brizé
Dogman, Matteo Garrone
The Picture Book, Jean-Luc Godard
Asako I & II, Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Sorry Angel, Christophe Honoré
Girls of the Sun, Eva Husson
Ash Is Purest White, Jia Zhang-Ke
Shoplifters, Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Capernaum, Nadine Labaki
Burning, Lee Chang-Dong
BlacKkKlasman, Spike Lee
Under the Silver Lake, David Robert Mitchell
Three Faces, Jafar Panahi
Cold War, Pawel Pawlikowski
Lazzaro Felice, Alice Rohrwacher
Yomeddine, A.B Shawky
Summer, Kirill Serebrennikov

Un Certain Regard

Border, Ali Abbasi
Sofia, Meyem Benm’Barek
Little Tickles, Andréa Bescond & Eric Métayer
Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Bi Gan
Manto, Nandita Das
Sextape, Antoine Desrosières
Girl, Lukas Dhont
Angel Face, Vanessa Filho
Euphoria, Valeria Golino
Friend, Wanuri Kahiu
My Favorite Fabric, Gaya Jiji
The Harvesters, Etienne Kallos
In My Room, Ulrich Köhler
The Angel, Luis Ortega
The Gentle Indifference of the World, Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Out of Competition

Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard
Le Grand Bain, Gilles Lellouche

Special Screenings

10 Years in Thailand, Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol & Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The State Against Mandela and Others, Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte
Le Grand Cirque Mystique, Carlo Diegues
Dead Souls, by Wang Bing
To the Four Winds, Michel Toesca
La Traversee, Romain Goupil
Pope Frances – A Man of His Word, Wim Wenders

Midnight Screenings

Arctic, Joe Penna
The Spy Gone North, Yoon Jong-Bin

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