|As announced during the press conference of April 12th, here are the films added to the composition of the Official Selection 2018.
Added films are:
UN COUTEAU DANS LE CŒUR (KNIFE + HEART) by the French Yann Gonzalez starring Vanessa Paradis.
AYKA by the Russian Sergey Dvortsevoy, director of Tulpan, winner of the Prize Un Certain Regard in 2008.
These two films by Yann Gonzalez and Sergey Dvortsevoy are both directors’ second feature. It will be their first time in Competition.
AHLAT AGACI (THE WILD PEAR TREE) by the Turkish Nuri Bilge Ceylan, winner of the Palme d’or 2014 for Winter Sleep.
The Competition 2018 will be composed of 21 films.
Out of Competition
Festival President Pierre Lescure and his board of directors will welcome back the Danish director Lars von Trier, winner of the 2000 Palme d’or, to the Official Selection. His new film will be screened Out of Competition.
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Lars von Trier starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman
Un Certain Regard
MUERE, MONSTRUO, MUERE (MEURS, MONSTRE, MEURS) by the Argentinean Alejandro Fadel.
CHUVA E CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS (THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS) by the Portugese João Salaviza and the Brasilian Renée Nader Messora.
DONBASS by the Ukranian Sergey Loznitsa which will open Un Certain Regard 2018 on Wednesday May 9.
The animated film: ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE by Damian Nenow and Raul De La Fuente.
WHITNEY, a documentary by the Scottish Kevin Macdonald, about the life of the singer Whitney Houston.
FAHRENHEIT 451 by the American Ramin Bahrani with Sofia Boutella, Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. It’s the second adaptation of the novel by Ray Bradbury, after the one made by François Truffaut.
In 2018, the Festival de Cannes renews with the Closing film tradition:
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE by the British Terry Gilliam, with Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce and Olga Kurylenko
The screening will take place on Saturday May 19 after the Closing ceremony and the film will be released in France on the same day.
The Festival de Cannes would like to offer heartfelt thanks to all the artists, producers, distributors and sellers who suggested films. In total, 1,906 feature films were viewed by the various selection committees.