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Cannes Film Festival 2018 line-up and film award nominations announced

Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman - produced by Jordan Peele - is in the running

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Published: Thursday, 12th April 2018 at 1:23 pm

Cannes Film Festival has announced its 2018 line-up, with movies from Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard featuring in the French film festival.


BlacKkKlansman - directed by Lee and produced by Get Out's Jordan Peele - is in the running for the Palme d'Or prize, alongside Jean-Luc Godard's Le Livre d’Image.

The 2018 will be opened by Everybody Knows starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Meanwhile Cate Blanchett has been announced as this year's awards jury president.

The films in the running for the main Palme d'Or prize are as follows:

  • Ash Is Purest White - Jia Zhang-Ke
  • At War - Stéphane Brizé
  • BlacKkKlansman - Spike Lee
  • Burning - Lee Chang-dong
  • Capernaum - Nadine Labaki
  • Cold War - Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Dogma - Matteo Garrone
  • Girls of the Sun - Eva Husson
  • Lazaro Felice - Alice Rohrwacher
  • Leto AKA Summer - Kirill Serebrennikov
  • Le Livre d’Image - Jean-Luc Godard
  • Netemo Sametemo AKA Asasko I & II - Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Shoplifters - Kore-Eda Hirokazu
  • Sorry Angel - Christophe Honoré
  • Three Faces - Jafar Panahi
  • Under the Silver Lake - David Robert Mitchell
  • Yomeddine - A.B. Shawky

Last year's nominees for the same award included Lynne Ramsay for You Were Never Really Here and Sofia Coppola for The Beguiled. The prize was won by Swedish film The Square.

The Beguiled (Sofia Copolla)

It comes as Netflix have stated that they will not be screening films at the Festival this year.

It was also recently announced that Solo: A Star Wars Story will premiere on 15th May at Cannes - 10 days before the movie's anticipated official opening.

Cannes Film Festival will run from 8th-19th May.


Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhang-Ke)

At War (Stéphane Brizé)

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee)

Burning (Lee Chang-dong)

Capernaum (Nadine Labaki)

Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski)

Dogman (Matteo Garrone)

Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson)

The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)

Lazzaro Felice (Alice Rohrwacher)

Leto AKA Summer (Kirill Serebrennikov)

Netemo Sametemo AKA Asako I & II (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)

Shoplifters (Kore-Eda Hirokazu)

Sorry Angel (Christophe Honoré)

Three Faces (Jafar Panahi)

Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell)

Yomeddine (A.B. Shawky)


Angel Face (Vanessa Filho)

Border (Ali Abbasi) — PICTURED

El Angel (Luis Ortega)

Euphoria (Valeria Golino)

Friend (Wanuri Kahiu)

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Adilkhan Yerzhanov)

Girl (Lukas Dhont)

The Harvesters (Etienne Kallos)

In My Room (Ulrich Köhler)

Little Tickles (Andréa Bescond & Eric Métayer)

My Favorite Fabric (Gaya Jiji)

On Your Knees, Guys (Sextape) (Antoine Desrosières)

Sofia (Meyem Benm’Barek)


Le Grand Bain (Gilles Lellouche)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard)


Arctic (Joe Penna)

Gongjak AKA The Spy Gone North (Yoon Jong-Bing)


Dead Souls (Wang Bing)

La Traversée (Romain Goupil)

O Grande Circo Místico (Carlo Diegues)

Pope Francis – A Man of His Word (Wim Wenders)

The State Against Mandela and the Others (Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte)

10 Years in Thailand (Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol & Apichatpong Weerasethakul)


To the Four Winds (Michel Toesca)


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