2018 Cannes Film Festival

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]

2018 Cannes Film Festival
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

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]

Juries

Main competition

Un Certain Regard

Camera d'Or

Cinéfondation and short films

Independent juries

International Critics' Week

L'Œil d'or

Official selection

In competition

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

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
3 Facesسه رخ / Se RokhJafar PanahiIran
Asako I & II寝ても覚めても / Netemo Sameteo (Asako I & II)Ryūsuke HamaguchiJapan
Ash Is Purest White江湖儿女 / jiāng hú ér nǚJia ZhangkeChina
At WarEn GuerreStéphane BrizéFrance
AykaАйкаSergey DvortsevoyKazakhstan
BlacKkKlansmanSpike LeeUnited States
Burning버닝 / BeoningLee Chang-dongSouth Korea
Capernaumكفرناحوم / CafarnaúmNadine LabakiLebanon
Cold WarZimna wojnaPaweł PawlikowskiPoland
DogmanMatteo GarroneItaly
Everybody Knows (opening film) [5]Todos lo sabenAsghar FarhadiSpain
Girls of the SunLes filles du soleilEva HussonFrance
Happy as LazzaroLazzaro FeliceAlice RohrwacherItaly
The Image BookLe livre d'imagesJean-Luc GodardFrance, Switzerland
Knife+Heart (QP)Un Couteau Dans Le CœurYann GonzalezFrance
LetoЛетоKirill SerebrennikovRussia
Shoplifters万引き家族 / Manbiki kazokuHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
Sorry Angel (QP)Plaire, aimer et courir viteChristophe HonoréFrance
Under the Silver LakeDavid Robert MitchellUnited States
The Wild Pear TreeAhlat AğacıNuri Bilge CeylanTurkey
Yomeddine (CdO) يوم الدينAbu Bakr ShawkyEgypt
(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

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

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
El Angel (QP)El ÁngelLuis OrtegaArgentina, Spain
Angel FaceGueule d'angeVanessa FilhoFrance
Border (QP)GränsAli AbbasiSweden, Denmark
The Dead and the OthersChuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos MortosJoão Salaviza, Renée Nader MessoraBrazil, Portugal
Donbass (opening film) ДонбасSergei LoznitsaGermany, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, Romania
Euphoria (QP)EuforiaValeria GolinoItaly
The Gentle Indifference of the WorldӘлемнің жұмсақтық мазасыздығы / Älemniñ jumsaqtıq mazasızdığıAdilkhan YerzhanovKazakhstan, France
Girl (CdO) (QP) Lukas DhontBelgium
The Harvesters (CdO) Die StropersEtienne KallosSouth Africa, France, Poland, Greece
In My RoomUlrich KöhlerGermany, Italy
Little Tickles (CdO) Les ChatouillesAndréa Bescond, Eric MétayerFrance
Long Day's Journey into Night地球最後的夜晚 / dì qiú zuì hòu dí yè wǎnBi GanChina
MantoमंटोNandita DasIndia
Murder Me, MonsterMuere, Monstruo, MuereAlejandro FadelArgentina
My Favourite Fabric (CdO) Mon tissu préféréGaya JijiFrance, Germany, Turkey
Rafiki (QP)Wanuri KahiuKenya
SextapeÀ genoux les garsAntoine DesrosièresFrance
Sofia (CdO) Meryem Benm'Barek-AloïsiBelgium
(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

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

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
GottiKevin ConnollyUnited States
The House That Jack BuiltLars von TrierDenmark
The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteTerry GilliamUnited Kingdom
Sink or SwimLe Grand BainGilles LelloucheFrance
Solo: A Star Wars StoryRon HowardUnited States
Midnight Screenings
Arctic (CdO) Joe PennaIceland
Fahrenheit 451Ramin BahraniUnited States
The Spy Gone North공작 / GongjakYoon Jong-binSouth Korea
Whitney (QP)Kevin MacdonaldUnited 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

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 LifeJeszcze dzień życiaDamian Nenow, Raul De La FuentePoland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hungary
Dead Souls死靈魂 / Sǐ líng húnWang BingFrance, Switzerland
The Great Mystical CircusO Grande Circo MísticoCarlos DieguesBrazil
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (ŒdO)Papst Franziskus - Ein Mann seines Wortes / Le pape François: un homme de paroleWim WendersFrance, Germany, Italy, Switzerland
The State Against Mandela and the Others (ŒdO)Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles PorteFrance
Ten Years Thailandสิบปีในประเทศไทย / S̄ib pī nı pratheṣ̄thịyAditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Siriphol, Apichatpong WeerasethakulThailand
To the Four WindsLibreMichel ToescaFrance
On the Road in FranceLa TraverséeRomain GoupilFrance
(ŒdO) indicates film eligible for the Œil d'or for documentary feature.

Cannes Classics

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

Parallel sections

International Critics' Week

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 KofmelSwitzerland, Croatia, Germany, Finland
Diamantino (CdO) (QP)Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel SchmidtPortugal, France, Brazil
One Day (CdO) Egy NapZsófia SzilágyiHungary
FugueFugaAgnieszka SmoczyńskaPoland, Czech Republic, Sweden
Woman at WarKona fer í stríðBenedikt ErlingssonIceland, France, Ukraine
Sauvage (CdO) (QP)Camille Vidal-NaquetFrance
Sir (CdO) MonsieurRohena GeraIndia, France
Special Screenings
Wildlife (opening film) (CdO)Paul DanoUnited States
Our StrugglesNos BataillesGuillaume SenezBelgium, France
Shéhérazade (CdO) (QP) Jean-Bernard MarlinFrance
Guy (closing film) Alex LutzFrance
(CdO) indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as a feature directorial debut.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Shorts

International titleDirector(s)Production country
Amor, Avenidas NovasDuarte CoimbraPortugal
Ektoras Malo : I Teleftea Mera Tis Chronias (Hector Malot : The Last Day of the Year)Jacqueline LentzouGreece
Mo-Bum-Shi-Min (Exemplary Citizen)Kim Cheol-hwiSouth Korea
Pauline asservie (Pauline Enslaved)Charline Bourgeois-TacquetFrance
La PersistenteCamille LuganFrance
Rapaz (Raptor Rapace)Felipe GálvezChile
SchächerFlurin GigerSwitzerland
Tiikeri (The Tiger)Mikko MyllylahtiFinland
Un jour de marriage (A Wedding Day)Elias BelkeddarAlgeria, France
Ya normalniy (Normal)Michael BorodinRussia
Special Screenings
La chute (The Fall)Boris LabbéFrance
Third KindYorgos ZoisGreece, Croatia
Ultra PulpeBertrand MandicoFrance

Directors' Fortnight

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

Features

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
AminPhilippe FauconFrance
Birds of PassagePájaros de veranoCristina Gallego, Ciro GuerraColombia
Buy Me a GunCómprame un RevólverJulio Hernández CordónMexico
Carmen and Lola (CdO) (QP)Carmen y LolaArantxa EchevarriaSpain
ClimaxGaspar NoéFrance
Leave No TraceDebra GranikUnited States
The Load (CdO)TeretOgnjen GlavonićSerbia, France
Lucia's GraceTroppa graziaGianni ZanasiItaly
MandyPanos CosmatosUnited States
Mirai of the Future未来のミライ / Mirai no MiraiMamoru HosodaJapan
The World Is YoursLe Monde est à toiRomain GavrasFrance
The Pluto Moment冥王星時刻 / Ming wang xing shi keMing ZhangChina
PetraJaime RosalesSpain, France
Samouni RoadLa strada dei SamouniStefano SavonaItaly, France
Los SilenciosBeatriz SeignerBrazil, Colombia, France
The Snatch ThiefEl MotoarrebatadorAgustin ToscanoArgentina
To the Ends of the WorldLes Confins du MondeGuillaume NiclouxFrance
Treat Me Like Fire (CdO) JoueursMarie MongeFrance
The Trouble With YouEn liberté !Pierre SalvadoriFrance
Dear Sonولدي / WeldiMohamed Ben AttiaTunisia, 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

International titleDirector(s)Production country
BassesFélix ImbertFrance
Ce magnifique gâteau ! (This magnificent cake !)Emma De Swaef, Marc RoelsBelgium
La ChansonTiphaine RaffierFrance
La LottaMarco BellochioItaly
Las CrucesNicolas BooneFrance
La Nuit des sacs plastiquesGabriel HarelFrance
Different.eArthur Manderley, Benjamin LemaireFrance, Belgium
The Orphan (O órfão)Carolina MarkowiczBrazil
Our Song to WarJuanita OnzagaColombia
Skip DayPatrick Bresnan, Ivete LucasUnited States
The Subject (Le sujet)Patrick BouchardCanada

ACID

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
L'amour Debout (QP)Michaël DacheuxFrance
Bad Bad WinterТак Себе Зима / Tak Sebe ZimaOlga KorotkoKazakhstan
Cassandro the Exotico! (QP)Marie LosierFrance
In the Mighty JungleDans la terrible jungleCaroline Capelle, Ombline ReyFrance
Something is HappeningIl se passe quelque choseAnne AlixFrance
Alone At My WeddingSeule à mon mariageMarta BergmanBelgium
Thunder RoadJim CummingsUSA
A Violent Desire For JoyUn violent désir de BonheurClément SchneiderFrance
We the CoyotesNous les CoyotesHanna Ladoul, Marco La ViaFrance, USA
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

In the news

Netflix films

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

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

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]

The festival launched a sexual harassment hotline in partnership with France’s Ministry of Gender Equality where victims of harassment and abuse could receive support and guidance by calling a dedicated number.[33][34]

Awards

Official awards

In Competition[35]

Un Certain Regard[36]

Cinéfondation[37]

  • 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[35]

Independent awards

FIPRESCI Prizes[38]

Ecumenical Prize[39]

International Critics' Week[40]

  • Nespresso Grand Prize: Diamantino by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt
  • Leica Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film: Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year by Jacqueline Lentzou
  • Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Félix Maritaud for Sauvage
  • Gan Foundation Award for Distribution: Sir by Rohena Gera
  • SACD Award: Woman at War by Benedikt Erlingsson and Ólafur Egill Egilsson
  • Canal+ Award for Short Film: A Wedding Day by Elias Belkeddar

Directors' Fortnight[41]

L'Œil d'or[43]

Queer Palm[44]

Palm Dog[45][46]

  • Palm Dog Award: Canine cast of Dogman
  • Grand Jury Prize: Diamantino
  • Palm DogManitarian Award: Vanessa Davies and her pug Patrick
  • Special Jury Prize: Security dogs Lilou, Glock and Even

Prix François Chalais[47]

Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist

Cannes Soundtrack Award[49]

Trophée Chopard

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