2018 Cannes Film Festival

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2018 Cannes Film Festival
2018 Cannes Film Festival poster.png
Official poster of the 71st Cannes Film Festival featuring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina in Pierrot le Fou (1965)[1]
Opening filmEverybody Knows
Closing filmThe Man Who Killed Don Quixote
LocationCannes, France
Founded1946
AwardsPalme d'Or (Shoplifters)
Hosted byÉdouard Baer
No. of films21 (In Competition)
18 (Un Certain Regard)
Festival date8–19 May 2018
Websitefestival-cannes.com/en

The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 8 to 19 May 2018.[2] Australian actress Cate Blanchett acted as President of the Jury.[3] The Japanese film Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or.[4]

Asghar Farhadi's psychological thriller Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Ricardo Darín, opened the festival and competed in the Main Competition section. It was the second Spanish-language film to open Cannes, following Pedro Almodóvar's Bad Education, which screened on the opening night of the 2004 festival.[5]

The official festival poster features Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina from Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 film Pierrot le Fou. It is the second time the festival poster was inspired by Godard's film after his 1963 film Contempt at the 2016 festival. According to festival's official statement, the poster is inspired by and paid tribute to the work of French photographer Georges Pierre.[1]

Demonstration by female filmmakers demanding equality between men and women in the film industry, 12 May.

Juries[edit]

Main competition[edit]

Cate Blanchett, President of the main competition Jury.

Un Certain Regard[edit]

Camera d'Or[edit]

Cinéfondation and short films[edit]

Independent juries[edit]

International Critics' Week

L'Œil d'or

Official selection[edit]

In competition[edit]

The following films were selected to compete for the Palme d'Or:[14][15][16]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
3 Faces سه رخ / Se Rokh Jafar Panahi Iran
Asako I & II 寝ても覚めても / Netemo Sameteo (Asako I & II) Ryūsuke Hamaguchi Japan
Ash Is Purest White 江湖儿女 / jiāng hú ér nǚ Jia Zhangke China
At War En Guerre Stéphane Brizé France
Ayka Айка Sergey Dvortsevoy Kazakhstan
BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee United States
Burning 버닝 / Beoning Lee Chang-dong South Korea
Capernaum كفرناحوم / Cafarnaúm Nadine Labaki Lebanon
Cold War Zimna wojna Paweł Pawlikowski Poland
Dogman Matteo Garrone Italy
Everybody Knows (opening film) [5] Todos lo saben Asghar Farhadi Spain
Girls of the Sun Les filles du soleil Eva Husson France
Happy as Lazzaro Lazzaro Felice Alice Rohrwacher Italy
The Image Book Le livre d'images Jean-Luc Godard France, Switzerland
Knife + Heart (QP) Un Couteau Dans Le Cœur Yann Gonzalez France
Leto Лето Kirill Serebrennikov Russia
Shoplifters 万引き家族 / Manbiki kazoku Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan
Sorry Angel (QP) Plaire, aimer et courir vite Christophe Honoré France
Under the Silver Lake David Robert Mitchell United States
The Wild Pear Tree Ahlat Ağacı Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey
Yomeddine (CdO) يوم الدين Abu Bakr Shawky Egypt
(CdO) indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as a feature directorial debut.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Un Certain Regard[edit]

The following films were selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section:[14][15][16]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Angel (QP) El Ángel Luis Ortega Argentina, Spain
Angel Face Gueule d'ange Vanessa Filho France
Border (QP) Gräns Ali Abbasi Sweden, Denmark
The Dead and the Others Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora Brazil, Portugal
Donbass (opening film) Донбас Sergei Loznitsa Germany, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, Romania
Euphoria (QP) Euforia Valeria Golino Italy
The Gentle Indifference of the World Әлемнің жұмсақтық мазасыздығы / Älemniñ jumsaqtıq mazasızdığı Adilkhan Yerzhanov Kazakhstan, France
Girl (CdO) (QP) Lukas Dhont Belgium
The Harvesters (CdO) Die Stropers Etienne Kallos South Africa, France, Poland, Greece
In My Room Ulrich Köhler Germany, Italy
Little Tickles (CdO) Les Chatouilles Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer France
Long Day's Journey into Night 地球最後的夜晚 / dì qiú zuì hòu dí yè wǎn Bi Gan China
Manto मंटो Nandita Das India
Murder Me, Monster Muere, Monstruo, Muere Alejandro Fadel Argentina
My Favourite Fabric (CdO) Mon tissu préféré Gaya Jiji France, Germany, Turkey
Rafiki (QP) Wanuri Kahiu Kenya
Sextape À genoux les gars Antoine Desrosières France
Sofia (CdO) Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi Belgium
(CdO) indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as a feature directorial debut.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Out of competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[14][15][17][16][18]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The House That Jack Built Lars von Trier Denmark
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Terry Gilliam United Kingdom
Sink or Swim Le Grand Bain Gilles Lellouche France
Solo: A Star Wars Story Ron Howard United States
Midnight Screenings
Arctic (CdO) Joe Penna Iceland
Fahrenheit 451 Ramin Bahrani United States
The Spy Gone North 공작 / Gongjak Yoon Jong-bin South Korea
Whitney (QP) Kevin Macdonald United Kingdom
(CdO) indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as a feature directorial debut.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Special screenings[edit]

The following films were selected be shown in the special screenings section:[14][15]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Another Day of Life Jeszcze dzień życia Damian Nenow, Raul De La Fuente Poland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hungary
Dead Souls 死靈魂 / Sǐ líng hún Wang Bing France, Switzerland
The Great Mystical Circus O Grande Circo Místico Carlos Diegues Brazil
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (ŒdO) Papst Franziskus - Ein Mann seines Wortes / Le pape François: un homme de parole Wim Wenders France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland
The State Against Mandela and the Others (ŒdO) Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles Porte France
Ten Years Thailand สิบปีในประเทศไทย / S̄ib pī nı pratheṣ̄thịy Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Siriphol, Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
To the Four Winds Libre Michel Toesca France
On the Road in France La Traversée Romain Goupil France
(ŒdO) indicates film eligible for the Œil d'or for documentary feature.

Cannes Classics[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
2001: A Space Odyssey[19][20] Stanley Kubrick United States, United Kingdom

Parallel sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following films were selected for the International Critics' Week section:[21][22]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Chris the Swiss (CdO) Anja Kofmel Switzerland, Croatia, Germany, Finland
Diamantino (CdO) (QP) Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt Portugal, France, Brazil
One Day (CdO) Egy Nap Zsófia Szilágyi Hungary
Fugue Fuga Agnieszka Smoczyńska Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden
Woman at War Kona fer í stríð Benedikt Erlingsson Iceland, France, Ukraine
Sauvage (CdO) (QP) Camille Vidal-Naquet France
Sir (CdO) Monsieur Rohena Gera India, France
Special Screenings
Wildlife (opening film) (CdO) Paul Dano United States
Our Struggles Nos Batailles Guillaume Senez Belgium, France
Shéhérazade (CdO) (QP) Jean-Bernard Marlin France
Guy (closing film) Alex Lutz France
(CdO) indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as a feature directorial debut.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Shorts[edit]

International title Director(s) Production country
Amor, Avenidas Novas Duarte Coimbra Portugal
Ektoras Malo : I Teleftea Mera Tis Chronias (Hector Malot : The Last Day of the Year) Jacqueline Lentzou Greece
Mo-Bum-Shi-Min (Exemplary Citizen) Kim Cheol-hwi South Korea
Pauline asservie (Pauline Enslaved) Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet France
La Persistente Camille Lugan France
Rapaz (Raptor Rapace) Felipe Gálvez Chile
Schächer Flurin Giger Switzerland
Tiikeri (The Tiger) Mikko Myllylahti Finland
Un jour de marriage (A Wedding Day) Elias Belkeddar Algeria, France
Ya normalniy (Normal) Michael Borodin Russia
Special Screenings
La chute (The Fall) Boris Labbé France
Third Kind Yorgos Zois Greece, Croatia
Ultra Pulpe Bertrand Mandico France

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened in the Directors' Fortnight section:[23][24]

Features[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Amin Philippe Faucon France
Birds of Passage Pájaros de verano Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra Colombia
Buy Me a Gun Cómprame un Revólver Julio Hernández Cordón Mexico
Carmen and Lola (CdO) (QP) Carmen y Lola Arantxa Echevarria Spain
Climax Gaspar Noé France
Leave No Trace Debra Granik United States
The Load (CdO) Teret Ognjen Glavonić Serbia, France
Lucia's Grace Troppa grazia Gianni Zanasi Italy
Mandy Panos Cosmatos United States
Mirai of the Future 未来のミライ / Mirai no Mirai Mamoru Hosoda Japan
The World Is Yours Le Monde est à toi Romain Gavras France
The Pluto Moment 冥王星時刻 / Ming wang xing shi ke Ming Zhang China
Petra Jaime Rosales Spain, France
Samouni Road La strada dei Samouni Stefano Savona Italy, France
Los Silencios Beatriz Seigner Brazil, Colombia, France
The Snatch Thief El Motoarrebatador Agustin Toscano Argentina
To the Ends of the World Les Confins du Monde Guillaume Nicloux France
Treat Me Like Fire (CdO) Joueurs Marie Monge France
The Trouble With You En liberté ! Pierre Salvadori France
Dear Son ولدي / Weldi Mohamed Ben Attia Tunisia, Belgium, France
(CdO) indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as a feature directorial debut.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Shorts[edit]

International title Director(s) Production country
Basses Félix Imbert France
Ce magnifique gâteau ! (This magnificent cake !) Emma De Swaef, Marc Roels Belgium
La Chanson Tiphaine Raffier France
La Lotta Marco Bellochio Italy
Las Cruces Nicolas Boone France
La Nuit des sacs plastiques Gabriel Harel France
Different.e Arthur Manderley, Benjamin Lemaire France, Belgium
The Orphan (O órfão) Carolina Markowicz Brazil
Our Song to War Juanita Onzaga Colombia
Skip Day Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas United States
Le Sujet Patrick Bouchard Canada

ACID[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
L'amour Debout (QP) Michaël Dacheux France
Bad Bad Winter Так Себе Зима / Tak Sebe Zima Olga Korotko Kazakhstan
Cassandro the Exotico! (QP) Marie Losier France
In the Mighty Jungle Dans la terrible jungle Caroline Capelle, Ombline Rey France
Something is Happening Il se passe quelque chose Anne Alix France
Alone At My Wedding Seule à mon mariage Marta Bergman Belgium
Thunder Road Jim Cummings USA
A Violent Desire For Joy Un violent désir de Bonheur Clément Schneider France
We the Coyotes Nous les Coyotes Hanna Ladoul, Marco La Via France, USA
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

In the news[edit]

Netflix films[edit]

A ban on Netflix films in competition, which came about after the streaming giant refused to show them in French cinemas, has meant the issues of streaming and distribution have also been hot topics. The issue prompted Juror Ava DuVernay, who made 13th for Netflix, to make a plea for "flexibility of thought".[25]

In March and April 2018, weeks before general delegate Thierry Frémaux was set to unveil the official selection, reports suggested streaming service Netflix was to pull its already-selected films from premiering at the festival in retaliation for the barring of Netflix films from competing.[26][27] They were still allowed to premiere in other sections, and many reportedly opted for an Out of Competition berth. The films affected were Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, Morgan Neville's They'll Love Me When I'm Dead, Orson Welles' final film The Other Side of the Wind, Paul Greengrass' Norway, and Jeremy Saulnier's Hold the Dark.

Ultimately, Netflix pulled all of their films from selection.[28] Notably, in the press conference announcement, Frémaux commented that he wanted The Other Side of the Wind and had planned to screen it as a special screening with the Welles-related documentary They'll Love Me When I'm Dead.[29][30] He also noted that he had selected Roma for competition.

Lars von Trier[edit]

Danish film director Lars von Trier returned to Cannes with his film The House That Jack Built, after he was declared "persona non grata" at the 2011 festival.[31]

Gender equality[edit]

The chair of the jury Cate Blanchett has called for gender parity at the Cannes Film Festival, calling it "almost a gladiatorial sport". However, she concedes that there has been improvements and the change "won't happen overnight".[25]

During the festival, 82 female film professionals, led by Jury president Cate Blanchett and veteran director Agnès Varda, took part to a demonstration on the red carpet, demanding more equality between men and women in the film industry, notably the end of the pay gap.[32]

Awards[edit]

Official awards[edit]

In Competition[33]

Un Certain Regard[34]


Cinéfondation[35]

  • First Prize: The Summer of the Electric Lion by Diego Céspedes
  • Second Prize:
    • Calendar by Igor Poplauhin
    • The Storms in Our Blood by Shen Di
  • Third Prize: Inanimate by Lucia Bulgheroni

Golden Camera[33]

Independent awards[edit]

FIPRESCI Prizes[36]

Ecumenical Prize[37]

International Critics' Week[38]

Directors' Fortnight[39]

L'Œil d'or[41]

Queer Palm[42]

Palm Dog[43][44]

Prix François Chalais[45]

Cannes Soundtrack Award[46]

Trophée Chopard

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