21 April 2018 | 21.00 h. | Sarah Schauvliege | Source: Festival-Cannes.com
Only three weeks until the Film Festival in Cannes begins. One week ago the movies in competition were announced by the committee. 21 movies from all over the globe will be in competition to win the most coveted prize during the festival, namely the Palme d’Or.
Australian actress Cate Blanchett will be the president of the jury along with 4 other women and 4 men. At the closing ceremony the jury will have to make the difficult decision to award the Palme d’Or prize to one of the movies in competition.
Films in competition
Todos lo saben (Everybody Knows) produced by Asghar Farhadi. This film will open the Film Festival.
At War (En Guerre) produced by Stéphane Brizé.
Dogman produced by Matteo Garrone.
The Picture Book (Le Livre d’Imagine) produced by Jean-Luc Godard.
Asako I & II (Netemo Sametemo) produced by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.
Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer et Courir Vite) produced by Christophe Honoré.
Girls of the Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil) produced by Eva Husson.
Ash Is Purest White produced by Jia Zhang-Ke.
Shoplifters produced by Kore-Eda Hirokazu.
Capernaum (Capharnaüm) produced by Nadine Labaki.
Burning (Buh-Ning) produced by Lee Chang-Dong.
BlacKkKlansman produced by Spike Lee.
Under the Silver Lake produced by David Robert Mitchell.
Three Faces produced by Jafar Panahi.
Cold War (Zimna Wojna) produced by Pawel Pawlikowski.
Lazzaro Felice produced by Alice Rohrwacher.
Yomeddine produced by A.B Shawky.
Summer (Leto) produced by Kirill Serebrennikov.
No selfies or Netflix allowed
France wouldn’t be France without its rules. Chairman Pierre Lescure announced that people are not allowed to take selfies on the red carpet. In 2017 there were no Netflix films selected to compete and that will be no different for this year. To be in competition, films should be screenplayed in a cinema and since that’s not the case for Netflix movies, these will not be included in this year’s festival.
Next to the films in competition, there will also be some special and midnight screenings. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” by Ron Howard will be a movie out of competition, along with “Le Grand Bain” from Gilles Lellouche.