EventsTuesday 24 April 2018

Cannes Film Festival 2018: complete guide to the 71st edition

The Cannes Film Festival 2018 will take place from 8 to 19 May and once again the kermis is expected to feature great films and stellar guests for the event, that awards the Golden Palm

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Like every May, the French Riviera dresses up for the Cannes Film Festival, when actors and directors from all over the world come together to present films destined to conquer critics and the public and to collect awards in the Oscars and Golden Globe. The ambition, however, at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 will be as always one: win the Palme d'Or, the prize that crowns the Best Film and that over the years has been awarded to great directors and works that have left their mark. The 2018 Cannes Film Festival as usual, will be full of previews and great surprises, projections, red carpet, photocalling and all that makes this event great since over 70 years.

The dates of the Cannes Film Festival 2018 were announced at the end of the previous edition, the festival will take place from 8 to 19 May, giving us again 10 days of unforgettable cinema. It is also tradition that Cannes opens the season of the Festival, then continued by the Venice Film Festival. Most likely, on May 8th, the opening ceremony of the Cannes Festival 2018 will bring together the protagonists of the first day and other guests invited to celebrate, perhaps also the winner of the Palme d'Or for career. As usual, on May 19th, Saturday, there will be the closing ceremony with the awarding of prizes and the Golden Palm.

Australian actress Cate Blanchett was nominated as Jury President of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The Blanchett takes the place of Pedro Almòdovar who had been head of the jury last year by rewarding The Square. The actress said she was delighted to come to the Cannes Film Festival for the sheer pleasure of seeing and appreciating films, having been so often the protagonist of the kermesse as an actress, director, producer. Her curriculum fully motivates the choice made by Pierre Lescure and Thierri Frémaux and Blanchett, according to the statements made, is more than aware of the importance of her role in a Festival that is for many the highest expression of the cinema.

[Benicio del Toro, credit Facebook site]

Benicio Del Toro receives the honor of chairing the jury of the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival 2018. Del Toro and the others who will sit with the actor on the jury , will have the task of crowning the winner of the section Un certain regard among the approximately 20 titles that will be presented. The one between Benicio Del Toro and the Cannes Film Festival is a long love story, crowned in 2008 with the award for Best Actor for the performance in "Che" by Steven Soderbergh. Del Toro takes the place of Uma Thurman who had presided over the same jury last year.

Every year, every edition, the Cannes Film Festival is symbolically opened by a film, chosen for its artistic value. The 2018 Cannes Film Festival focuses on the couple Javier Bardem-Penelope Cruz, alongside them the Argentinian actor Ricardo Darin,and the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi who will present the film "Everybody Knows". The film tells the story of Lara, a woman traveling from Argentina to Spain. The Oscar Farhadi has good hopes of winning over Cannes critics given the precedents.

Cate Blanchett, as we said, will be there, even if the Cannes Jury President 2018 can not be defined as a guest! It is no secret that the hard core of the guests of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival will consist of actors, actresses and directors in competition or come to present their film as an event. Last year, thanks to the opening of Cannes to the TV series, even David Lynch landed on the red carpet of the kermesse to present the third season of Twin Peaks.

[Ursula Meier,  credit Facebook site]

The program of the Cannes Film Festival 2018 includes all the events, the red carpet, the photocalls and of course the projections. Basically the program is a complete agenda that allows you to monitor every event and appointment of the Cannes Film Festival 2018, so you lose nothing. Date, day of the week and time are clearly shown within the program, so just mark what you do not want to lose, possibly keeping an eye on the second projections, so you can recover later what you could not enjoy at first.

But is it so obvious that at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 we will have a godmother? The doubts are many, given that with intelligence and elegance the Venice Film Festival last September, has cleared the cards calling to be the godfather of the kermesse Alessandro Borghi and filing the truly obsolete idea that to inaugurate an event there must necessarily be a woman . Cannes 2018 will follow the example or will continue to choose the godmother among the best and most beautiful actresses in the world? Last year the honor came to Monica Bellucci

The official selection in the file hereby

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 The 2018 Official Selection - Festival de Cannes (501 kB)

Judit Neuberger

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