Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or 2018 contenders revealed
Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Livre d’Image are in the running for the prestigious prize.
New films by Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard will be among the competitors for the Palme d’Or next month, organisers of the Cannes Film Festival said.
Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman will open in US cinemas on August 10, the one-year anniversary of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists marched and a protester was killed.
The film is about the real-life story of Ron Stallworth, a black police officer in Colorado who went undercover in 1978 to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
John David Washington plays Stallworth in the film and Adam Driver plays his partner.
Godard’s movie Le Livre d’Image (The Image Book) is described as a “revolutionary song in five chapters”.
Organisers announced the line-up on Thursday for the May 8-19 festival, now in its 71th year.
Asgar Farhadi’s Spanish-language drama Everybody Knows - starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem - will open the festival on 8 May.
As previously announced, Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story will premiere at Cannes.
Everybody Knows by Asghar Farhadi
At War by Stephane Brize
Dogman by Matteo Garrone
Le Livre d’image by Jean-Luc Godard
Asako I & II by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Sorry Angel by Christophe Honore
Girls of the Sun by Eva Husson
Ash is Purest White by Jia Zhangke
Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Burning by Lee Chang-dong
Capernaum by Nadine Labaki
Blackkklansman by Spike Lee
Under the Silver Lake by David Robert Mitchell
Three Faces by Jafar Panahi
Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski
Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher
Yomeddine by A.B. Shawky
Summer by Kiril Serebrennikov
Out of Competition
Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard
Le Grand Bain, Gilles Lellouche
Un Certain Regard
Border by Ali Abbasi
Sofia by Benm’ Barek
Little Tickles by Andrea Bescond and Eric Metayer
Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Bi Gan
Manto by Nandita Das
Sextape by Antoine Desrosieres
Girl by Lukas Dhont
Angel Face by Vanessa Filho
Euphoria by Valeria Golino
Friend by Wanuri Kahiu
My Favorite Fabric by Gaya Jiji
The Harvesters by Etienne Kallos
In My Room by Ulrich Kohler
El Angel by Luis Ortega
The Gentle Indifference of the World by Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Gongjak (The Spy Gone North), Yoon Jong-Bing
Arctic, Joe Penna
Pope Francis – A Man of His Word, Wim Wenders
The State Against Mandela and the Others, Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte
La Traversee, Romain Goupil
To the Four Winds, Michel Toesca
Les Ames Mortes (Dead Souls), Wang Bing
O Grande Circo Mistico (Le Grand Cirque Mystique), Carlo Diegues
10 Years in Thailand, Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol and Apichatpong Weerasethakul