News // REVIEW ROUNDUP FROM THE 71st CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Updated: May 19, 2018

Read the reviews straight from the Croisette.



The 71st Cannes Film Festival is underway in France, with Cate Blancett at the helm of this year's jury.


The festival opened with Everybody Knows, Asghar Farhadi's melodrama starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. The film was met with mixed reviews, though Farhadi is well-beloved on the world cinema circuit, so it still has potential to pull in a surprise Palme d'Or win at the end of the fest.


MAY 8

OPENING CEREMONY



TODOS LO SABEN (EVERYBODY KNOWS)

Dir. Asghar Farhadi

- In Competition -

Criterion (David Hudson)

The Hollywood Reporter (Boyd van Hoeij)

IndieWire (Eric Kohn)

Vanity Fair (Richard Lawson)

Variety (Peter Debruge)



MAY 9



DEAD SOULS

Dir. Wang Bing

- Special Screening -

Criterion (David Hudson)

The Hollywood Reporter (Clarence Tsui)

Variety (Owen Gleiberman)



DONBASS

Dir. Sergei Loznitsa

- Un Certain Regard -

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

The Hollywood Reporter (Leslie Felperin)

Variety (Jay Weissberg)



LETO

Dir. Kirill Serebrennikov

- In Competition -

Criterion (David Hudson)

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

The Hollywood Reporter (Leslie Felperin)

IndieWire (David Ehrlich)

Variety (Guy Lodge)



RAFIKI

Dir. Wanuri Kahiu

- Un Certain Regard -

Criterion (David Hudson)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Vanity Fair (Richard Lawson)

Variety (Guy Lodge)

The Wrap (Steve Pond)



YOMEDDINE

Dir. A.B. Shawky

- In Competition -

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

The Hollywood Reporter (Boyd van Hoeij)

IndieWire (Eric Kohn)

ScreenDaily (Tim Grierson)


MAY 10



10 YEARS THAILAND

Dir. Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Siriphol, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

- Special Screening -

The Hollywood Reporter (Clarence Tsui)

ScreenDaily (Wendy Ide)



A GENOUX LES GARS (SEXTAPE)

Dir. Antoine Desrosieres

- Un Certain Regard -

The Hollywood Reporter (Todd McCarthy)

ScreenDaily (Lisa Nesselson)



ARCTIC

Dir. Joe Penna

- Special Screening -

Collider (Gregory Ellwood)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

IndieWire (David Ehrlich)

Variety (Owen Gleiberman)



GRANS (BORDER)

Dir. Ali Abbasi

- Un Certain Regard -

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Dalton)

The Wrap (Steve Pond)

Variety (Allison Simon)



PLAIRE, AIMER ET COURIR VITE (SORRY ANGEL)

Dir. Christophe Vite

- In Competition -

Criterion (David Hudson)

IndieWire (Eric Kohn)

Vanity Fair (Richard Lawson)



ZIMNA WOJNA (COLD WAR)

Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski

- In Competition -

Collider (Gregory Ellwood)

Criterion (David Hudson)

IndieWire (David Ehrlich)

Time (Stephanie Zacharek)


MAY 11



ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE

Dir. Raul De La Fuente, Damian Nenow

- Special Screening -

The Hollywood Reporter (Jonathan Holland)

Screen Daily (Allan Hunter)



GONGJAK (THE SPY GONE NORTH)

Dir. Yoon Jong-Bin

- Special Screening -

The Guardian (Charles Bramesco)

The Hollywood Reporter (Deborah Young)

Screen Daily (Tim Grierson)



JIANG HU ER NV (ASH IS PUREST WHITE)

Dir. Jia Zhang-Ke

- In Competition -

Criterion (David Hudson)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Vanity Fair (Richard Lawson)

Variety (Maggie Lee)



L'ANGE (EL ANGEL)

Dir. Luis Ortega

- Un Certain Regard -

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Dalton)

Vanity Fair (Richard Lawson)

Variety (Jessica Kiang)



LE LIVRE D'IMAGE (IMAGE BOOK)

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard

- In Competition -

IndieWire (Eric Kohn)

Time (Stephanie Zacharek)

Variety (Owen Glieberman)



MON TISSU PREFERE (MY FAVORITE FABRIC)

Dir. Gaya Jiji

- Un Certain Regard -

Awards Watch (Mina Takla)

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Dalton)


MAY 12



FAHRENHEIT 451

Dir. Ramin Bahrani

- Special Screening -

The Hollywood Reporter (Todd McCarthy)

ScreenDaily (Lee Marshall)

Variety (Kevin O'Keefe)

The Wrap (Steve Pond)



GIRL

Dir. Lukas Dhont

- Un Certain Regard -

The Film Stage (Rory O'Connor)

The Hollywood Reporter (Boyd van Hoeij)

Variety (Peter Debruge)

The Wrap (Steve Pond)



GUEULE D'ANGE (ANGEL FACE)

Dir. Vanessa Filho

- Un Certain Regard -

The Hollywood Reporter (Boyd van Hoeij)

IndieWire (David Ehrlich)

The Playlist (Gregory Ellwood)

Variety (Peter Debruge)



LES FILLES DU SOLEIL (GIRLS OF THE SUN)

Dir. Eva Husson

- In Competition -

Criterion (David Hudson)

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

Variety (Jay Weissberg)



O GRANDE CIRCO MISTICO (THE GREAT MYSTICAL CIRCUS)

Dir. Carlos Diegues

- Special Screening -

The Hollywood Reporter (Deborah Young)

Variety (Emilio Mayorga)



SE ROKH (3 FACES)

Dir. Jafar Panahi

- In Competition -

Criterion (David Hudson)

The Hollywood Reporter (Deborah Young)

Time (Stephanie Zacharek)


MAY 13



LAZZARO FELICE (HAPPY AS LAZZARO)

Dir. Alice Rohrwacher

- In Competition -

Criterion (David Hudson)

The Guardian (Gwilym Mumford)

Variety (Guy Lodge)



LE GRAND BAIN (SINK OR SWIM)

Dir. Gilles Lellouche

- Special Screening -

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)



MANBIKI KAZOKU (SHOPLIFTERS)

Dir. Kore-Eda Hirokazu

- In Competition -

Criterion (David Hudson)

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

Variety (Maggie Lee)



MANTO

Dir. Nandita Das

- Un Certain Regard -

The Hollywood Reporter (Deborah Young)

Screen Daily (Wendy Ide)



MEURS, MONSTRE, MEURS (MURDER ME, MONSTER)

Dir. Alejandro Fadel

- Un Certain Regard -

Dread Central (David Gelmini)

The Hollywood Report (Stephen Dalton)

The Telegraph (Tim Robey)



POPE FRANCIS - A MAN OF HIS WORD

Dir. Wim Wenders

- Special Screening -

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Farber)

IndieWire (Kate Erbland)

Variety (Andrew Barker)

The Wrap (Steve Pond)


MAY 14



BLACKKKLANSMAN

Dir. Spike Lee

- In Competition -

Collider (Gregory Ellwood)

Criterion (David Hudson)

The Hollywood Reporter (Todd McCarthy)

IndieWire (David Ehrlich)

Time (Stephanie Zacharek)

Variety (Peter Debruge)

The Wrap (Steve Pond)



DIE STROPERS (THE HARVESTERS)

Dir. Etienne Kallos

- Un Certain Regard -

Variety (Guy Lodge)



THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Dir. Lars Von Trier

- Special Screening -

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

IndieWire (Jenna Marotta)

Vanity Fair (Richard Lawson)

Variety (Owen Glieberman)



LES CHATOUILLES (LITTLE TICKLES)

Dir. Andrea Bescond, Eric Metayer

- Un Certain Regard -

The Hollywood Reporter (Jon Frosch)

Screen Daily (Allan Hunter)



NETEMO SAMETEMO (ASAKO I & II)

Dir. Ryusuke Hamagushi

- In Competition -

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Dalton)

Variety (Maggie Lee)



THE STATE AGAINST MANDELA AND THE OTHERS

Dir. Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles Porte

- Special Screening -

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Dalton)

Screen Daily (Allan Hunter)


MAY 15



DI QIU ZUI HOU DE YE WAN (LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT)

Dir. Bi Gan

- Un Certain Regard -

Cineuropa (Fabien Lemercier)

The Hollywood Reporter (Jordan Mintzer)

IndieWire (Eric Kohn)



EN GUERRE (AT WAR)

Dir. Stephane Brize

- In Competition -

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

The Hollywood Reporter (Jordan Mintzer)

Variety (Jessica Kiang)



EUFORIA

Dir. Valeria Golino

- Un Certain Regard -

Screen Daily (Jonathan Romney)



SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Dir. Ron Howard

- Special Screening -

Entertainment Weekly (Devan Coggan)

The Telegraph (Robbie Collin)

Vanity Fair (K. Austin Collins)

Variety (Andrew Barker)



UNDER THE SILVER LAKE

Dir. David Robert Mitchell

- In Competition -

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

IndieWire (Eric Kohn)

Variety (Owen Glieberman)

Vulture (Emily Yoshida)


MAY 16



BURNING

Dir. Lee Chang-Dong

- In Competition -

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

The Hollywood Reporter (Todd McCarthy)

IndieWire (Eric Kohn)

Variety (Peter Debruge)



CHUVA E CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS (THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS)

Dir. Joao Salaviza, Renee Nader Messora

- Un Certain Regard -

Cineuropa (Benedicte Prot)

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Dalton)



DOGMAN

Dir. Matteo Garrone

- In Competition -

The Hollywood Reporter (Deborah Young)

IndieWire (David Ehrlich)

The Wrap (Ben Croll)


LA TRAVERSEE (ON THE ROAD IN FRANCE)

Dir. Romain Goupil

- Special Screening -



SOFIA

Dir. Meryem Benm'Barek

- Un Certain Regard -

The Hollywood Reporter (Boyd van Hoeij)

Screen Daily (Lee Marshall)



WHITNEY

Dir. Kevin MacDonald

- Special Screening -

The Guardian (Guy Lodge)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Vanity Fair (Julie Miller)

Variety (Owen Glieberman)


MAY 17



CAPHARNAUM

Dir. Nadine Labaki

- In Competition -

The Hollywood Reporter (Leslie Felperin)

IndieWire (Zack Sharf)

Variety (Jay Weissberg)

The Wrap (Ben Croll)



IN MY ROOM

Dir. Ulrich Kohler

- Un Certain Regard -

Cineuropa (Marina Richter)

Screen Daily (Wendy Ide)



LASKOVOE BEZRAZLICHIE MIRA (THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD)

Dir. Adilkhan Yerzhanov

- Un Certain Regard -

The Film Stage (Jared Mobarek)

Screen Daily (Wendy Ide)

Variety (Alissa Simon)



LIBRE (TO THE FOUR WINDS)

Dir. Michael Toesca

- Special Screening -

The Hollywood Reporter (Jordan Mintzer)



UN COUTEAU DANS LE COEUR (KNIFE + HEART)

Dir. Yann Gonzalez

- In Competition -

The Hollywood Reporter (Jordan Mintzer)

IndieWire (David Ehrlich)


MAY 18



AHLAT AGACI (THE WILDE PEAR TREE)

Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

- In Competition -

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

The Hollywood Reporter (Deborah Young)

IndieWire (Eric Kohn)

Variety (Jay Weissberg)



AYKA

Dir. Sergey Dvortsevoy

- In Competition -

Cinevue (Martyn Conterio)

The Hollywood Reporter (Leslie Felperin)

Screen Daily (Tim Grierson)


MAY 19

CLOSING CEREMONY



THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

Dir. Terry Gilliam

- Special Screening -

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Variety (Peter Debruge)

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