Cannes Film Festival 2018
May 8-19, 2018 -- The 71st edition of the annual Cannes Film Festival gets underway on the French Riviera. This year’s Palme d’Or contenders include acclaimed directors Spike Lee, Pawel Pawlikowski, David Robert Mitchell and Jean-Luc Godard, who brings his new film, Le Livre d’Image, to the festival more than five decades after his 1965 movie Pierrot le Fou, which graces this year’s Cannes poster.
Also getting its world premiere at Cannes, though outside the official competition, is Solo: A Star Wars Story, a spinoff from the franchise, directed by Ron Howard.
Two of the directors in competition, Iranian Jafar Panahi and Ukrainian Kirill Serebrennikov, are under house arrest in their home countries.
The festival will not include any movies from Netflix, which opted not to submit entries in the wake of rules banning films from the main competition if they didn’t have a French theatrical release.
Actress Cate Blanchett will chair the jury that will decide the recipients of the festival’s main awards.
- Cannes Festival line-up (Cannes)
- Cannes 2018 lineup features Jean-Luc Godard, Spike Lee – and few women (The Guardian)
- Cannes 2018 line-up announced (The Independent)
- Cannes lineup reaches from Spike Lee to Jean-Luc Godard (The Wrap)
- Spike Lee and Godard Films to Compete at a Cannes With No Netflix (New York Times)