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2018 Cannes Official Lineup: Spike Lee, Jean-Luc-Godard In Competition; Women Still Underrepresented

The announcement of the film playing the 71st Cannes Film Festival has been announced and they include Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Livre D’image, Jafar Panahi’s 3 Faces and Alice Rohrwacher’s Lazzaro Felice. Two Americans are in the lineup: Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman from Focus Features and David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake from A24.

Some notable misses from this morning’s announcement include Brian De Palma’s Domino, Mia Hanson-Løve’s Maya, Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built and Naomi Kawase’s Visions. With 18 films announced, at least two or three more films will be announced in the coming weeks along with the jury that will decide the Palme D’or under president Cate Blanchett. Of the 17 In Competition titles revealed just three are directed by women (Eva Husson, Nadine Labaki and Alice Rohrwacher). Un Certain Regard averaged a little better with four of 12 titles directed by women. Last year, jury member Jessica Chastain tore into the festival during the closing press conference on the lack of female representation both in terms of stories being told and the directors telling them.

Previously announced out of competition titles include the world premiere of Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Director’s Fortnight and Cannes Classics (including the restored 70mm of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey) will be announced in the coming days.

In Competition

  • Todos los Saben (Everybody Knows), Asghar Farhadi (Opening Night film)
  • Ahlat Agaci (The Wild Pear Tree), Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • En Guerre (In War), Stéphane Brizé
  • Akya (The Little One), Sergei Dvortsevoy
  • Dogman, Matteo Garrone
  • Un Couteau dans le Cœur (Knife in the Heart), Yann Gonzalez
  • Le Livre D’image (The Image Book), Jean-Luc Godard
  • Netemo Sametemo (Asako I & II), Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Plaire Aimer Et Courir Vite (Pleasure, Love and Run Fast aka Sorry Angel), Christophe Honoré
  • Les Filles Du Soleil (Girls Of The Sun), Eva Husson
  • Jiang Hu Er NV (The Eternal aka Ash Is Purest White), Jia Zhang-Ke
  • Manbiki Kazoku (A Family Matter aka Shoplifters), Kore-Eda Hirokazu
  • Capharnaüm (Capernaum), Nadine Labaki
  • Buh-Ning (Burning), Lee Chang-Dong
  • Blackkklansman, Spike Lee
  • Under The Silver Lake, David Robert Mitchell
  • Se Rokh (3 Faces), Jafar Panahi
  • Zimna Wojna (Cold War)Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Lazzaro Felice (Happy as Lazzaro)Alice Rohrwacher
  • Yomeddine, A.B Shawky
  • Leto (Summer), Kirill Serebrennikov

Out Of Competition

  • The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Terry Gilliam (Closing Night film)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard
  • Le Grand Bain, Gilles Lellouche
  • The House That Jack Built, Lars von Trier

Un Certain Regard

  • Border, Ali Abassi
  • Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Bi Gan
  • Manto, Nandita Das
  • Girl, Lukas Dhont
  • Donbass, Sergei Loznitsa (Opening Night film)
  • Muere, Monstruo, Muere, Alejandro Fadel
  • Gueule D’ange (Angel Face), Vanessa Filho
  • Euphoria, Valeria Golino
  • Rafiki (Friend), Wanuri Kahiu
  • Mon Tissu Préféré (My Favorite Fabric), Gaya Jiji
  • Die Stropers (The Harvesters), Etienne Kallos
  • In My Room, Ulrich Köhler
  • El Angel, Luis Ortega
  • The Dead and the Others, João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora
  • The Gentle Indifference Of The World, Adilkhan Yerzhanov
  • À Genoux Les Gars (Sextape), Antoine Desrosières

Special Screenings

  • Ten Years In Thailand, Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol & Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • The State Against Mandela And The Others, Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte
  • O Grande Circo Místico (Le Grand Cirque Mystique), Carlo Diegues
  • Les Âmes Mortes (Dead Souls), Wang Bing
  • À Tous Vents (To The Four Winds), Michel Toesca
  • La Traversée, Romain Goupil
  • Pope Francis: A Man of His Word, Wim Wenders

Midnight Screenings

  • Fahrenheit 451, Ramin Bahrani
  • Whitney, Kevin Macdonald
  • Arctic, Joe Penna
  • Gongjak (The Spy Gone North), Yoon Jong-bin

For more 2018 Cannes-related stories:

2018 Cannes Film Festival: Official Short Films and Cinéfondation Selection

2018 Cannes: Official Poster for the 71st Cannes Film Festival

2018 Cannes: Festival Offers 3-Day Passes to 18-28 year-olds

2018 Cannes: Edouard Baer will be Master of Ceremonies for 71st Cannes Film Festival

2018 Cannes: Ursula Meier is President of the Jury of the Caméra d’or

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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