2018 Cannes Film Festival: 17 films competing for Palme d’Or

Thierry Frémaux

Thierry Frémaux

Festival de Cannes president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux presented the official selection of the 71st Festival de Cannes on April 12, 2018. The Festival de Cannes will be held from May 8-19, 2018.

Cate Blanchett is the Jury President for the main competition. Over 1900 films have been watched by the committees, who narrowed down the list to close to 80 titles for all competitions.

“Todos Lo Saben” (Everybody Knows) by Asghar Farhadi of Spain will be the opening film. There will be 17 films competing for Palme d’Or:

  1. “Un Autre Monder” (At War) by Stephane Brize of France
  2. “Asako I & II” by Ryusuke Hamaguchi of Japan
  3. “Jiang hue er nv” (Ash is Purest White) by Jia Zhangke of China
  4. “Beoning” (Burning) by Lee Chang-dong of South Korea
  5. “Cafarnaum” (Capernaum) by Nadine Labaki of Lebanon
  6. “BlacKkKlansman” by Spike Lee of the United States
  7. “Zimna wojna” (Cold War) by Pawel Pawlikowski of Poland
  8. “Dogman” by Matteo Garrone of Italy
  9. “Les filles du soleil” (Gifts of the Sun) by Eva Usson of France
  10. “Le Llivre d’image” (The Image Book) by Jean-Luc Godard of France and Switzerland
  11. “Lazzaro Felice” (Happy Lazzaro) by Alice Rohrwacher of Italy
  12. “Manbiki kazoku” (Shoplifters) by Horokazu Kore-eda of Japan
  13. “Plaire, aimer et courir vite” (Sorry Angel) by Christophe Honore of France
  14. “Leto” (Summer) by Kirill Serebrennikov of Russia
  15. “Three Faces” by Jafar Panahi of Iran
  16. “Under the Silver Lake” of David Robert Mitchell of the United States
  17. “Yomeddine” by Abu Bakr Shawky of Egypt

Watch the announcement of the official entries to the 71st Festival de Cannes here:

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