The 71st Cannes film festival, to be held from 8 to 19 May, has announced a 2018 selection that features big names and a truly global outlook.
Iranian director, Asghar Farhardi, will open the festival with his film Everybody Knows, a thriller that stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and also included in the list of 18 films in competition for the Palme d’Or are Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Livre D’Image (The Image Book) and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Zimna Wojna (Cold War).
Although out of competition, there will also be a blockbuster screening of the much-anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The full list in competition for the Palme d’Or, is as follows:
At War – Director: Stéphane Brizé
Asako I and II – Director: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi
Ash Is Purest White – Director: Jia Zhangke
Burning – Director: Lee Chang-dong
Capernaum – Director: Nadine Labaki
BlacKkKlansman – Director: Spike Lee
Cold War – Director: Paweł Pawlikowski
Dogman – Director: Matteo Garrone
Everybody Knows – Director: Asghar Farhadi
Girls of the Sun – Director: Eva Husson
The Image Book – Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Happy as Lazzaro – Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Shoplifters – Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Sorry Angel – Director: Christophe Honoré
Summer – Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Three Faces – Director: Jafar Panahi
Under the Silver Lake – Director: David Robert Mitchell
Yomeddine – Director: Abu Bakr Shawky
For the full list of selections, including those in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ field and the special screenings, please click here