News // 71st CANNES FILM FESTIVAL UPDATED SELECTION LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Updated: May 8, 2018

The updated line-up includes three In Competition films.



The official selections for the upcoming 2018 Cannes Film Festival were announced on April 12 by festival chief Thierry Fremaux.


Today, festival organizers announced the inclusion of three additional In Competition films, plus the new film by Lars von Trier in the Out of Competition list.


In Competition films already included projects by Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard, and David Robert Mitchell.


The newly announced entries includes works by Yann Gonzalez, Sergey Dvortsevoy (winner of the Prize Un Certain Regard in 2008), and Nuri Bilge Ceylan (winner of the Palme d'Or in 2014 for Winter Sleep).


Lars von Trier's inclusion in the Out of Competition list comes after the director was banished from the festival for Nazi-related statements he made during press for his In Competition film Melancholia in 2011. The Dutch director won the Palme d'Or in 2000 for Dancer in the Dark. His newest film, The House That Jack Built, stars Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman.


Also announced were additions to the Un Certain Regard selections, including works by Alejandro Fadel and Sergey Loznitsa, whose Donbass will open the Un Certain Regard films on May 9.


Midnight Screening announcements include screenings of Whitney, the documentary following the life of Whitney Houston, and Fahrenheit 451, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon.


Plus, the much-anticipated Terry Gilliam film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will be the fest's Closing film. Gilliam has been working on the film for over 20 years. Many were hoping it'd make the festival's line-up, but the title was absent from the original list of In Competition films. The screening of the film will take place after the closing ceremony.


As previously announced, Cate Blanchett heads this year's festival jury, that also includes Ava DuVernay and Kristen Stewart.


Per the festival, a total of 1,906 feature films were submitted and viewed by the selection committees. A total of 21 films will compete for this year's Palme d'Or.


IN COMPETITION


AYKA

Sergey Dvortsevoy, director

Winner of the Prize Un Certain Regard, 2008 (Tulpan)


KNIFE + HEART

Yann Gonzalez, director

Vanessa Paradis, star


THE WILD PEAR TREE

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director

Winner of the Palme d'Or, 2014 (Winter Sleep)


OUT OF COMPETITION


THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Lars von Trier, director

Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, stars

Winner of the Palme d'Or, 2000 (Dancer in the Dark)


UN CERTAIN REGARD


THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS

Joao Salaviza, Renee Nader Messora, directors


DONBASS

Sergey Loznitsa, director


MEURS, MONSTRE, MEURS

Alejandro Fadel, director


SPECIAL SCREENING


ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE

Damian Nenow, Raul De La Fuente, directors

(Animated Feature)


MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS


FAHRENHEIT 451

Ramin Bahrani, director

Sofia Boutella, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, directors


WHITNEY

Kevin Macdonald, director


CLOSING FILM


THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

Terry Gilliam, director

Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko, stars

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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