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Cannes 2018 Lineup Includes New Films from Jean-Luc Godard, Spike Lee, Jia Zhangke, Bi Gan, and More

Written by on April 12, 2018 

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With a jury headed by Cate Blanchett, the main lineup for the 71st Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled, including Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight, and Special screenings. This year’s competition lineup features some of our most-anticipated films of the year, including Jean-Luc Godard’s Le livre d’images, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning, Jia Zhangke’s Ash is Purest White, Spike Lee’s BlackKkKlansman, Jafar Panahi’s recently unveiled Three Faces, David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, and more. The Un Certain Regard section also includes one title we hoped might make it into competition: Bi Gan’s Kaili Blues follow-up Long Day’s Journey into Night.

While it’s clear there was going to be no Netflix films, there were a handful of rumored films that didn’t make the cut, though there’s the possibility of being added later. Those include Brian De Palma’s Domino, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree, Olivier Assayas’ Non Fiction, Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum, Claire Denis’ High Life, László Nemes’ Sunset, Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Maya, Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro, Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers, and Terrence Malick’s Radegund.

Check out the lineup thus far below, with trailers and images where available, and return for our coverage.

Competition

Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi) – 2h10m

At War (Stéphane Brizé) – 1hr45m

Dogman (Matteo Garrone) – 2hr

Le livre d’images (Jean-Luc Godard) – 1hr30m

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Netemo Sameteo (Asako I & II) (Ryūsuke Hamaguchi) – 1hr59m

Sorry Angel (Christophe Honoré) – 2hr12m

Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson) – 2hr

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Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhangke) 2hr30m

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Shoplifter (Hirokazu Kore-eda) – 2hr1m

Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) – 2hr30m

Burning (Lee Chang-dong) – 2hr28m

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee) – 2hr8m

Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell) – 2hr20m

Three Faces (Jafar Panahi) – 1hr24m

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Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) – 1hr25m

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Lazzaro Felice (Alice Rohrwacher) – 2hr10m

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Yomeddine (A.B. Shawky) – 1hr37m

Leto (Kirill Serebrennikov) – 2hr

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Out of Competition

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard) – 2hr15m

Le grand bain (Gilles Lelouch)

Un Certain Regard

Gräns (Ali Abbasi) – 1hr41m
Sofia (Meye Benm’Barek) – 1hr30m
Little Tickles (Andréa Bescond & Eric Métayer) – 1hr43m
Long Day’s Journey into Night (Bi Gan) – 1h50m
Manto (Nandita Das) – 1hr50m
Sextape (Antoine Desrosières) – 1hr38m
Girl (Lukas Dhont) – 1h40m
Angel Face (Vanessa Filho) – 2hr

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Euphoria (Valeria Golino) – 2hr
My Favourite Fabric (Gaya Jiji) – 1hr36m
The Harvesters (Etienne Kallos) – 1hr42m
Friend (Wanuri Kahiu) – 1hr22m
In My Room (Ulrich Köhler) – 2hr
El Angel (Luis Ortega) – 2hr6m
The Gentle Indifference of the World (Adilkhan Yerzhanov) – 1hr39m

Special Screenings

10 Years in Thailand (Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol & Apichatpong Weerasethakul) – 1hr32m
The State Against Mandela and the Others (Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte) – 1hr45m
O Grande Circo Místico (Carlo Diegues) – 1hr34m

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Dead Souls (Wang Bing) – 8hr15m
To the Four Winds (Michel Toesca) – 1hr40m
La Traversée (Romain Goupil) – 2hr21m
Pope Francis – A Man of His Word (Wim Wenders) – 1hr36m

Midnight Screenings

Arctic (Joe Penna) – 1hr50m

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The Spy Gone North (Yoon Jong-bing) – 2hr27m

Watch the full press conference below.

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Cannes 2018 takes place May 8-19.


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