Cannes Film Festival celebrated 50 years of its Directors' Fortnight section in 2018 as the overall festival enjoys its 71st edition. The festival opened with Asghar Farhadi's Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

Christopher Nolan presented 2001: A Space Odyssey on a remastered 70mm print in the Cannes Classics strand.

Shoplifters won the Palme d'Or. Read about the other main competition winners.

The festival ran from May 8 to 19.

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Bagdad Cafe
Bagdad Cafe
After a German woman falls out with her husband in the Mojave desert, she storms off to a truck stop, where she begins to transform - and be transformed by - the people who live there.
Lucia's Grace
Lucia's Grace
When a surveyor has a vision of the Virgin Mary, she is inspired to try to build a church on land marked for commercial development, sparking conflict.
Sink Or Swim
Sink Or Swim
A comedy drama about a male synchronised swimming team.
Whitney
Whitney
The sad life and stupendous success of a singing superstar.
The Eyes Of Orson Welles
The Eyes Of Orson Welles
A journey through the pictorial world of Orson Welles, his drawings, paintings and works of youth, seen for the first time on screen thanks to his daughter Beatrice Welles.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace
A father and daughter find themselves searching for a place to call their own after their off-the-grid lives are discovered by the authorities.
Shoplifters
Shoplifters
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.
Fugue
Fugue
A woman suffering from memory loss is reunited with the family she can't remember having.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
A cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote.
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Cannes Film Festival Features

A great communicator
Wim Wenders on the refugee crisis, the power of nature, and Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
The many faces of Marion
Piaf actress on Ismael's Ghosts, freedom, family and #MeToo
Emotional response
Marta Bergman on the heroine's journey in Alone At My Wedding
After the carnival
Wim Wenders on symbols of Catholicism and Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
These are the words
Wim Wenders on his first meeting for Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
Spider Man in the Hollywood Hills
David Robert Mitchell serves up a Los Angeles noir thriller in Cannes
Spike Lee puts Trump in Cannes firing line
Charlottesville riot provides powerful coda to film
Honoré goes back to the future
Director on sex in the Nineties, nudity, seduction and desire
Mulligan detects hope on the horizon
Wildfire star on pay parity and workplace etiquette
How Cruz and Bardem split life and work
Farhadi wrote Cannes opener roles with couple in mind
Blanchett seeks a winner with durability
Cannes jury president talks gender balance and awards

Cannes Film Festival News

Shoplifters nabs Palme d’Or in Cannes
Spike Lee, Pawlikowski, and Panahi among winners
Critics make their choices in Cannes
Burning, Girl and One Day receive recognition
Troll "love story" scoops top prize
Cannes Un Certain Regard prizes revealed
Palm Dog for Dogman
Crime drama's gang of pooches take top prize
Diamantino takes Critics’ Week prize
First-time filmmakers impress with football satire
Wajib takes top prize at Arab Cinema Center Critics Awards
A Taste Of Cement named best documentary
New Star Wars damp squib in Cannes
Lukewarm response to blockbuster premiere
Von Trier’s heaven and hell
Cannes walk-outs at serial killer premiere
Women on the march in Cannes
Blanchett, Stewart, DuVernay, Cotillard and Hayek join red carpet call for equality
Don Quixote to go ahead in Cannes
Terry Gilliam will attend despite stroke
Cannes takes a stand on abuse
Hotline opened for victims to report and seek help
Cannes’ Frémaux enters the fray
Director schmoozes the media ahead of festival opening
Cannes Quixote battle rages on
Festival organisers side with Gilliam
The curse of Quixote looms over Cannes
Gilliam and producer fight it out in court
Kenya bans Cannes-selected film
Rafiki would "promote lesbianism," say censors
Von Trier returns to Cannes
Banned director given reprieve as festival adds titles
Cannes Competition jury line-up complete
Stewart, DuVernay and Seydoux on Blanchett’s panel
Cannes Quinzaine takes flight
Strong Latin American presence in selection
Carey Mulligan leads Critics’ Week
Cannes sidebar reveals selection
Spike Lee and Panahi head Cannes Competition
Question mark hangs over Von Trier as line-up announced
Netflix turns its back on Cannes
Row descends in to tit-for-tat tactics ahead of launch
Cannes kiss sets the mood for Festival
Poster image revealed ahead of launch day
Cannes Netflix row simmers again
Five titles under “threat" as programme launch nears
New Stars Wars enters the Cannes galaxy
The young Solo revealed in latest saga by Ron Howard
Cruz and Bardem to open Cannes
Everybody Knows by Farhadi in prime Competition slot
Del Toro to head Un Certain Regard jury in Cannes
Organisers hail 'artist who knows no boundaries'
Klein image for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight
Celebration of strand’s 50th anniversary.
Nolan to present Kubrick classic in Cannes
Original version of 2001: A Space Odyssey to be shown on film
Critics protest at Cannes changes
Groups lobby festival organisers with concerns
Trier takes charge of Cannes Critics’ Week jury
Sevigny and Biscayart join the line-up
Meier on a mission to find best first film
Swiss film-maker at the helm of Cannes Camera d’Or jury
Cannes snap decision
Selfies banned from red carpet
Blanchett to be president of Cannes
Cate takes on jury role for 71st edition

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