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Cannes 2018 Lineup Unveiling: What Will and Won’t Be Screening at This Year’s Fest

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Time to roll out the red carpet, Mesdames et Messieurs! The Cannes Film Festival has announced its official lineup for its 71st edition and merde, we’re excited. Before we dive in to this year’s slate of artsy-fartsy flicks premiering in cinemas along the Boulevard de la Croisette, let’s briefly discuss the buzzed about projects that won’t be screening at the prestigious festival.

The ongoing battle between Cannes and Netflix continues to grow; following a new ruling that would essentially ban all of their projects from competition, Netflix has decided to pull all of its films from the fest. While this may disappoint those who believe Netflix should have a fair shot at the Palme d’Or regardless of their distribution practices, they can rest assured that Adam Sandler’s latest opus is still set to debut worldwide on April 27th.

Cinephiles will be disappointed to learn that auteur enfant terribles Gaspar Noe, Lars Von Trier, Harmony Korine and the legendary Terry Gilliam will not be showing up at this year’s event. One can expect their latest projects to pop up at TIFF or Telluride in the fall, if completed in time.

Now, on to the prestige pics that will be screening. Aside from the previously announced premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story and the festival opener Everybody Knows (starring power couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem), buzzworthy movies making their debut include Spike Lee’s (Do The Right Thing) BlacKkKlansman, David Robert Mitchell’s (It Follows) Under the Silver Lake, Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorrah) Dogman, Christophe Honoré’s (Love Song) Sorry Angel, Wim Wender’s (Pina) Pope Francis – A Man of His Word, and Jean-Luc Godard’s (Breathless) The Image Book.

The full lineup is listed below.



Everybody Knows, dir: Asghar Farhadi


Le Livre D’Image, dir: Jean-Luc Godard
Blackkklansman, dir: Spike Lee
Three Faces, dir: Jafar Panahi
Cold War, dir: Pawel Pawlikowski
Leto, dir: Kirill Serebrennikov
Lazzaro Felice, dir: Alice Rohrwacher
Under The Silver Lake, dir: David Robert Mitchell
Capernaum, dir: Nadine Labaki
At War, dir: Stephane Brizé
Asako I&II, dir: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Sorry Angel, dir: Christophe Honoré
Dogman, dir: Matteo Garrone
Girls Of The Sun, dir: Eva Husson
Yomeddine, dir: A.B Shawky
Burning, dir: Lee-Chang Dong
Shoplifters, dir: Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Ash Is Purest White, dir: Jia Zhang-Ke


Dead Souls, Wang Bing
10 Years In Thailand, dirs: Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol & Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word, dir: Wim Wenders
La Traversée, dir: Romain Goupil
To The Four Winds, dir: Michel Toesca
Le Grand Cirque Mystique, dir: Carlos Diegues
The State Against Mandela And The Others, dirs: Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte


Arctic, dir: Joe Penna
The Spy Gone North, dir: Yoon Jong-Bing


Le Grand Bain, dir: Gilles Lellouche
Solo: A Star Wars Story, dir: Ron Howard


Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Bi Gan
Little Tickles, dir: Andréa Bescond & Eric Métayer
Sofia, dir: Meyem Benm’Barek
Border, dir: Ali Abbasi
Sextape, dir: Antoine Desrosières
The Gentle Indifference Of The World, dir: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
El Angel, dir: Luis Ortega
In My Room, dir: Ulrich Kohler
The Harvesters, dir: Etienne Kallos
My Favorite Fabric, dir: Gaya Jiji
Friend, dir: Wanuri Kahiu
Euphoria, dir: Valeria Golino
Angel Face, dir: Vanessa Filho
Girl, dir: Lukas Dhont
Manto, dir: Nandita Das


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