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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Happy As Lazzaro
Happy As Lazzaro
A young nobleman asks a peasant to help fake his own kidnapping.
In My Room
In My Room
A bored man suddenly realises that everyone around him has disappeared and he isn't sure what happened.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
A man returns to the town of his birth 12 years after having committed a still-unpunished murder. Memories of the enigmatic and beautiful woman for whom he killed resurface, confronting him with unbearable revelations.
A tragic accident leaves a man stranded in the Arctic with no hope of rescue.
Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blaché
Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blaché
Documentary about the first woman director, producer and director of a studio in the history of cinema.
Asako I & II
Asako I & II
Asako is a 21-year-old woman, living in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku who has a free spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and she meets Ryohei. He looks just like her ex-boyfriend Baku, but he has a completely different personality.
The Load
The Load
A truck driver is tasked with transporting mysterious cargo across a scorched landscape from Kosovo to Belgrade during the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.
Birds Of Passage
Birds Of Passage
Story of a family who become involved with the drugs trade.
Knife + Heart
Knife + Heart
Paris, Summer 1979. Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald... then one of her actors is brutally murdered.
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Cannes Film Festival Features

Deconstructing oppressions
Eva Husson on Girls Of The Sun and Martha Gellhorn
Rhythm and logic
Pierre Salvadori and Pio Marmaï on The Trouble With You
The lives of others
Nadine Labaki on Capernaum and the way the refugee crisis affects children
The hour of the wolf
Margarethe von Trotta on Searching For Ingmar Bergman
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

Labaki to take up Cannes jury duties
Capernaum director in charge of Un Certain Regard
Margarethe von Trotta receives Ulfers Foundation Award
Retrospective scheduled for November
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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