12 films set to wow audiences at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

12 films set to wow audiences at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival
A mix of blockbusters and indie films will be premiered at Cannes 2018. Photo: Film screenshots
Spike Lee, Lars Von Trier and Jean-Luc Godard are among the directors gunning for the prestigious Palm D’Or award.

The House that Jack Built
Controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier returns with a thriller starring Matt Dillon that’s likely to raise a few pulses.


Spike Lee tells the real life story of Ron Stallworth, an Afro-American cop who infiltrated the KKK.


Under The Silver Lake
Noir comedy directed by David Robert Mitchell and starring Andrew Garfield as an aimless young man on a surreal journey to find his bombshell neighbour who has mysteriously disappeared. 

Knife + Heart (Un Couteau Dans le Coeur)
Starring Vanessa Paradis, Yann Gonzalez’s drama tells the story of a low-budget porn producer who finds herself at the heart of a murder investigation.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited (almost twenty years!) and loosely based depiction of Cervantes’s masterpiece stars Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
Les Filles du Soleil (Girls of the Sun)
French director Eva Husson returns after her 2014 hit Bang Gang (une histoire d’amour modern) with the story of a female guerilla group in Kurdistan fighting to take back their homes from extremists
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Cannes often saves a spot for a big Hollywood blockbuster and this year it’s the Star Wars franchise that gets to steal the limelight, with Ron Howards’ backstory homage to Han Solo.  
Le Livre d'Image
French New Wave icon Jean-Luc Godard has revealed little about his latest film, selected to compete for the Palme d’Or this year. The 87 year old has apparently spent the last couple of years filming in several Arab countries for a piece that’s meant to be an examination of the modern Arab world. 
Everybody Knows
Spain’s Hollywood couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem star in this psychological thriller by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. 

A South Korean mystery drama directed by Lee Chang-Dong based on a story by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, published in the New Yorker in 1992.

Fahrenheit 451
An adaption of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel in which a futuristic world bans all books, Fahrenheit 451 is directed by Ramin Bahrani and stars Michael B Jordan. 

Cold War
Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, this film by Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. 

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