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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Capernaum
Capernaum
A child rebels against the life imposed upon him.
Burning
Burning
Jong-soo, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.
Dead Souls
Dead Souls
Through the description of the daily lives of the now elderly survivors of the Jiabiangou Forced Labor Camp, this documentary seeks to expose the truth about the political campaigns of the late 1950s that led so many people to suffer or to die.
Diamantino
Diamantino
Diamantino was once the greatest football player in Portugal. Now, in the middle of the worst crisis of his life, he decides to fill his void by adopting a refugee boy.
Mirai
Mirai
A spoiled boy has to cope with the arrival of a new baby sister - and much more.
Searching For Ingmar Bergman
Searching For Ingmar Bergman
Director Margarethe von Trotta, extremely appreciated by Ingmar Bergman, follows the filmmaker’s footsteps as well as her own past and questions the new generation about the place left by the Swedish master.
Another Day Of Life
Another Day Of Life
True story of a reporter who took a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the civil war in Angola in the 70s.
Dogman
Dogman
A dog groomer finds himself groomed to commit crime.
Mandy
Mandy
Pacific Northwest. 1983. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their haven is savagely destroyed by a cult, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance.
Wildlife
Wildlife
A portrait of a family in crisis.
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Cannes Film Festival Features

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

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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