Cannes Film Festival

Leave No Trace – first look review

By David Jenkins

Debra Granik’s long-awaited follow-up to Winter’s Bone is a hushed masterpiece.

Girls of the Sun – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Eva Husson’s timely ode to female resistance and survival sees an all-female Kurdish battalion take on ISIS.

L’Ange – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Luis Ortega’s portrait of a real-life Argentinian serial killer makes for a fascinating character study.

Sauvage – first look review

By Ella Kemp

This passionate debut from Camille Vidal-Naquet boldly challenges our perceptions of male sex workers.

Ash is Purest White – first look review

By Adam Woodward

China’s foremost auteur Jia Zhangke returns with a stirring and constantly surprising social critique.

Image Book – first look review

By David Jenkins

Obscure doesn’t even begin to cover the intractable delights of the latest cine-sortie from Jean-Luc Godard.

Sorry Angel – first look review

By David Jenkins

This eloquent and expressive gay romance from Christophe Honoré is one of the director’s finest achievements.

Summer (Leto) – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

This shapeless, drama-free dirge through the rock scene in 1980s Leningrad has no place in the Cannes competition.

Cold War – first look review

By David Jenkins

This miniature monochrome epic from Pawel Pawlikowski is a extraordinary piece of cinematic craftsmanship.

Yomeddine – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

This sweet but slight Egyptian road movie follows a leper and an orphan on the road to self-discovery.

Birds of Passage – first look review

By David Jenkins

Embrace of the Serpent director Ciro Guerra returns with a full-bore narco saga set in rural Colombia.

Everybody Knows – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Asghar Farhadi returns to Cannes with a slowburn domestic drama about secrets, lies and unsettled scores.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote may not screen at Cannes after all…

By Adam Woodward

Legal action could prevent Terry Gilliam’s passion project from premiering at the festival next month.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will close the 71st Cannes Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

Terry Gilliam’s epic passion project is set to receive its world premiere on 19 May.

Gaspar Noé is unveiling his new film at the 50th Directors’ Fortnight

By David Jenkins

The French provocateur will be joined by Ciro Guerra and Debra Granik at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes Film Festival just announced its most diverse line-up ever

By David Jenkins

Jean-Luc Godard, Spike Lee and Alice Rohrwacher are set to compete for this year’s Palme d’Or.

Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows to open the 71st Cannes Film Festival

By Hannah Woodhead

Everybody Knows is set for the coveted opening slot of the festival on 8 May.

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