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The 2018 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival

The international film circuit's starriest festival runs from May 8 - May 18 in Cannes, France.

A view of the Palais des Festivals at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France2018, Cannes, France - 07 May 2018

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2018 Cannes Film Festival Lineup: Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard, and More to Compete for Palme d’Or

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Set for Special Premiere Screening at Cannes

Orson Welles Is Coming to Cannes 2018 After All, but Not With Netflix

Cannes: Nicolas Cage’s ‘Mandy’ and Gaspar Noe’s ‘Climax’ Lead 2018 Directors’ Fortnight Lineup

Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife,’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, to Headline 2018 Cannes Critics’ Week

Cannes 2018: Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ to Close Festival, Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Sets Premiere

Pre-Festival Announcements and News

Terry Gilliam Suffers Stroke While Awaiting ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Cannes Verdict

Amazon Studios Will No Longer Distribute Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

Netflix Eyes Cannes Loophole, Could Buy ‘Everybody Knows’ and More Palme d’Or Contenders — Report

Pierre Rissient, Warrior of Cinema and Advocate of Major Filmmakers Worldwide, Dies at 81

Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ and Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspira’ Skipped Cannes to Boost Oscar Chances

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on the Cannes Dispute: ‘Sometimes We Make Mistakes’

Cannes Responds to ‘Don Quixote’ Lawsuit, Stands by Terry Gilliam and Wants to Premiere His Film

‘Rafiki’: Kenya Bans First Cannes Movie Over Lesbian Romance Storyline

‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ May Not Screen at Cannes Due to a Lawsuit Claiming Terry Gilliam Doesn’t Own the Rights to It

Oliver Stone to Iranian Government: Let Jafar Panahi Attend the Cannes Film Festival

Lars von Trier’s ‘House That Jack Built’ to Premiere at Cannes 2018, Debuts First Footage — Watch

Women Dominate Cate Blanchett’s Cannes Jury, from Kristen Stewart to Ava DuVernay

Alfonso Cuarón at Cannes 2018: Festival ‘Continuing to Beg’ Netflix to Let ‘Roma’ Premiere

Xavier Dolan Says ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’ Was Accepted to Cannes, But They Decided Not to Go — Exclusive

Filmmakers and Producers Call Netflix’s Cannes Split ‘A Complete Shame’ — Exclusive

Cannes 2018: Wanuri Kahiu’s Lesbian Love Story ‘Rafiki’ Is First Kenyan Feature Film to Ever Screen at Festival

Cannes Says ‘It’s Too Bad’ Netflix Is Banning Films From 2018 Festival: ‘They Are Welcome Here, the Debate Is Open’

Orson Welles’ Daughter Urges Netflix to ‘Reconsider’ Cannes Ban and Let Father’s Last Film Premiere

Cannes Will Provide 1,000 Free Festival Badges for Young-Adult Cinephiles

Netflix Pulls Out of 2018 Cannes Film Festival Following Competition Ban Controversy

Netflix Threatens to Pull Five Movies From Cannes, Including Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ — Report

Christopher Nolan Headed to Cannes for the First Time With ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Unrestored 70mm Print

Cannes Film Festival Overhauls Press Screenings to Protect Films From Critics

Pre-Festival Analysis

Cannes 2018: 15 Movies We Can’t Wait to See at the World’s Most Exciting Film Festival

Cannes 2018 Wish List: 37 Movies We Hope Make the Cut, From Barry Jenkins to Claire Denis

Cannes 2018: Which Films Are Most Likely to Succeed Beyond the Festival?

Netflix and Ted Sarandos Are Right to Defend Their Auteurs at Cannes, but There’s a Cost

Does America Need Its Own Cannes Competition? — Analysis

Cannes 2018: Critics’ Week Competition Lineup Dominated By Female-Directed Features for First Time in Decade

Cannes 2018: Festival Competition Slate Increases Female Filmmaker Percentage Without Making New Strides

Film Reviews

‘Everybody Knows’ Review: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Star in Riveting Kidnapping Thriller — Cannes 2018

‘Birds of Passage’ Review: A Violent Crime Saga in the Desert from the Director of ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ — Cannes 2018

‘Rafiki’ Review: Lesbian Romance From Kenya Brings Fresh Context to an Old Story — Cannes 2018

‘Arctic’ Review: Mads Mikkelsen Gives a Career-Best Performance in a Nearly Wordless Survival Saga — Cannes 2018

‘Cold War’ Review: The Director of ‘Ida’ Delivers One of the Bleakest Love Stories Ever Told — Cannes

‘Border’ Review: Gender-Bending Fairy Tale Is a Wild Ugly Duckling Story From the Writer of ‘Let the Right One In’ — Cannes

‘Leto’ Review: Putin’s Least Favorite Filmmaker Delivers a Spirited Requiem for the Leningrad Rock Scene — Cannes 2018

‘Yomeddine’ Review: A Leper Goes Looking For His Family in Egypt, and the Results Are Heartwarming — Cannes 2018

‘Sorry Angel’ Review: Christophe Honoré’s Gay Drama is the French Variation on ‘Weekend’ — Cannes 2018

‘Girls of the Sun’ Review: All-Woman War Movie Has Better Suspense Than Story — Cannes 2018

‘The World Is Yours’ Review: Romain Gavras’ Brilliant Caper Comedy Is the Anti-Scarface — Cannes 2018

‘The House That Jack Built’ Review: Lars von Trier’s Serial Killer Epic Is Horrifying, Sadistic, Possibly Brilliant — Cannes 2018

‘BlacKkKlansman’ Review: Spike Lee Detonates a Funny and Righteously Furious ‘Fuck You’ to Trump — Cannes 2018

‘Asako I & II’ Review: An Inventive New Take on Relationship Problems — Cannes 2018

‘Shoplifters’ Review: Kore-eda Hirokazu Returns With a Heart-Shattering Drama About Love and Theft — Cannes 2018

‘Buy Me a Gun’ Review: A Precocious and Arresting Fable About the Violence of Mexico’s Drug Cartels — Cannes 2018

‘Happy as Lazzaro’ Review: A Ghostly Journey Makes Alice Rohrwacher’s Movie a Unique Allegorical Mystery — Cannes 2018

‘Pope Francis — A Man of His Word’ Review: Wim Wenders Reveals the Soul of a Leader in Intimate Doc — Cannes 2018

‘Three Faces’ Review: Jafar Panahi’s Turns His Life Into a Movie With Another Statement on Censorship — Cannes 2018

‘Climax’ Review: Gaspar Noé’s Psychedelic Ride Is a Drug Trip That Goes Very Wrong in a Movie That Feels Just Right — Cannes 2018

‘Angel Face’ Review: Marion Cotillard Is a Self-Destructive Mom In this Dull French Melodrama — Cannes 2018


Cannes 2018: Wild Bunch Founder On Harvey Weinstein, Netflix, and Why the Debate About Women Directors Is ‘Stupid’

Cannes Director: Lars Von Trier Was ‘A Victim of His Bad Jokes’ — Exclusive

Jean-Luc Godard’s Consultant Explains His Michael Bay Reference and Filmmaking Process: ‘The Closest Model Is the Torah’

Jean-Luc Godard’s Sales Agent Says Netflix Should Have Released His New Film

Cannes Board Member Michel Hazanavicius on Lars von Trier and Godard: ‘You Can Be a Jerk in Your Personal Life and a Great Artist’

One Orson Welles Movie Made It to Cannes: Mark Cousins’ Love Letter ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles’


18 Shocks and Surprises From the 2018 Cannes Lineup, From Spike Lee to Jafar Panahi — and No Terry Gilliam

Cannes: Meet the 20 Female Filmmakers Debuting New Films at This Year’s Festival

Netflix Vs. Cannes: Filmmakers Respond to Battle That Turns Movies Into ‘Collateral Damage’

Cannes 2018 Director Breakdown: Meet the 21 Filmmakers Competing for the Palme d’Or

Lars von Trier Won’t Return to Cannes (Yet), But Here’s the Story Behind His 2011 Banishment

Cannes 2018: Here Are 12 Movies By Female Filmmakers That Could Have Been at the Festival (It’s Not Too Late)

Cate Blanchett Doesn’t Have to Judge Lars von Trier, But Don’t Be Surprised If the Cannes Jury Wants to Award a Woman

The 20 Craziest Movie Posters at Cannes 2018

Cannes 2018 Breakout Directors: How to Stream Key Features From the Most Exciting Filmmakers

Cannes 2018 Lineup: Check Out Photos From This Year’s Movies

Amazon Returns to Cannes With Triumphant Oscar Contender ‘Cold War’ and Signs of a Company Learning From Its Mistakes

19 Major Filmmakers Who Broke Out at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, From Martin Scorsese to Sofia Coppola


Cannes Is the Most Exciting Movie Event of the Month, But ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Still Worth Talking About — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Cannes Versus the World: How Will the Festival Contend With Politically Correct Times? — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Is Going to Cannes, So Does That Mean It’s Good? — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Cannes Is Around the Corner, So Why Are We Already Complaining About the Schedule? — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Cannes 2018 Highlights: A Solid Opening Film and Some Promising New Talent — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Press Conferences, Panels, and Events

Cannes: ‘Everybody Knows’ Director Asghar Farhadi Pleads With Iran to Allow Filmmaker Jafar Panahi to Attend Fest

‘Everybody Knows’: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Conquer Cannes with Globally Appealing Film, Plus Equal Pay

Cate Blanchett’s Cannes Jury Speaks Out About Time’s Up, Women Filmmakers, and the Future of Movies

Cannes Film Festival: 50 Amazing Photos From 71 Years of the Red Carpet

2018 Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Arrivals and More — Pics

‘Black Panther’ at Cannes: Ryan Coogler Would Make an All-Women Wakanda Movie, and More

Carey Mulligan: ‘There’s Been a Massive Injustice’ Against Female Filmmakers In the Past — Cannes 2018

‘BlackKklansman’: Spike Lee Blasts ‘That Motherf–ker’ Donald Trump in Incendiary Cannes Press Conference

Salma Hayek Speaks Out on Hollywood’s Gender Gap: ‘We Should Have Been Angrier Sooner’ — Cannes

Christopher Nolan On Why He’s ‘A Pain in the Ass to Everybody’ On His Sets — Cannes 2018

Festival News, Clips, Trailers, Posters, and More

‘Between Worlds’ First Look: Nicolas Cage Goes Beyond the Veil in Cannes Mystery

Gaspar Noé’s ‘Climax’ First Trailer: A Sangria-Fueled Descent Into Madness Only the Director of ‘Irréversible’ Could Make

‘One Day’ Trailer: A Day in the Life Drama From Female Hungarian Filmmaker Zsófia Szilágyi Heads to Cannes

‘Rafiki’ Trailer: Wanuri Kahiu’s Cannes-Bound Lesbian Love Story Is First Kenyan Feature Film to Screen at Festival

Terry Gilliam Wears ‘I’m Not Dead Yet’ Shirt After Stroke Rumors, Promises He’s ‘Well Again’ and Ready for Cannes

Cannes’ La Semaine de la Critique: Enter to Win Online Festival Pass to Stream Short Films

‘355’: Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, and Penélope Cruz to Star in Global Spy Thriller from ‘Deadpool’ and ‘The Martian’ Producer

‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’: Terry Gilliam Wins Court Battle to Screen Film at Cannes

Cannes: Jim Jarmusch Curated An ’80s Playlist to Play Before Directors’ Fortnight Films and You Can Listen to It Right Here

‘The House That Jack Built’ First Reactions: ‘Lars Has Gone Too Far This Time’ As 100 People Walk Out — Cannes

‘BlackKklansman’ First Reactions: Spike Lee’s ‘Electric’ and ‘Brilliant’ True-Life KKK Story Is His ‘Best Film in Years’

Cannes Film Festival Directors Sign Pledge Vowing to Increase Gender Equality at Festival


Cannes Opener ‘Everybody Knows’ Goes to Focus Features

Bleecker Street Buys Mads Mikkelsen’s Cannes Survival Drama ‘Arctic’

‘Toff Guys’: Guy Ritchie Hits the Cannes Market As Miramax Buys His Newest Crime-Centric Movie

NEON Makes First Cannes 2018 Purchase With Ali Abbasi’s Acclaimed ‘Border’

Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Buys Nadine Labaki’s ‘Capernaum’ In Advance of Competition Premiere

A24 Buys Gaspar Noé’s Acclaimed Drug Trip Movie ‘Climax’ Out of Cannes 2018

The Orchard Buys Cannes Colombian Crime Thriller ‘Birds of Passage’

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