Cannes

The Wild Pear Tree – first look review

By David Jenkins

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival saved the best for last with Nuri Bilge Ceylan's sublime literary opus.

Knife + Heart – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

A thriller set in the 1970s world of Parisian porn tries to intellectualise its seedy story, but misses the mark.

Burning – first look review

By David Jenkins

This monumental new work from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong was well worth the eight-year wait.

Capernaum – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Nadine Labaki’s Lebanon-set fable reveals the everyday heartbreak of child poverty.

Dogman – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Matteo Garrone returns to the crime-stained streets of southern Italy for his latest social realist parable.

Mirai – first look review

By Michael Leader

This delightful Japanese anime is one of the highlights of this year’s Directors’ Fortnight programme.

Whitney – first look review

By David Jenkins

Kevin Macdonald offers a rich and revealing glance back at the life of troubled pop sensation Whitney Houston.

Under the Silver Lake – first look review

By David Jenkins

Andrew Garfield adopts the role of pop culture gumshoe in David Robert Mitchell’s eccentric LA noir.

Asako I & II – first look review

By David Jenkins

This poignant treatise on love at first sight is one of the best films in the 2018 Cannes competition line-up.

At War – first look review

By Ella Kemp

Cannes darling Stephane Brizé returns with a trudging, cacophonous insight into the guts of industrial activism.

The House That Jack Built – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Lars von Trier, provocateur at large, returns to the fray with a mad, bad and dangerous serial killer opus.

BlacKkKlansman – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Spike Lee’s latest interrogation of racism in America is his most entertaining and thought-provoking film in years.

Happy as Lazzaro – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Alice Rohrwacher brings a touch of rustic magical realism to Cannes with an enigmatic film about a young Italian farmhand.

Shoplifters – first look review

By David Jenkins

Another bittersweet bon-bon concerning the agreeable hum of domestic life from Japan’s Hirokazu Koreeda.

3 Faces – first look review

By David Jenkins

Movies and stories are everywhere in the beguiling new film by Iranian director Jafar Panahi.

Girl – first look review

By David Jenkins

This brilliant rites of passage drama from Belgium sees a trans girl fighting to become a career ballerina.

Climax – first look review

By Adam Woodward

It’s party time in Gaspar Noé’s latest about a dance ensemble’s dizzying descent into hell.

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