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CANNES 2018 Official Selection

Three new films enter the competition in Cannes

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- Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Yann Gonzalez and Sergey Dvortsevoy are all now in the race for the Palme d’Or. Lars von Trier will feature out of competition, while Terry Gilliam will close the festival

Three new films enter the competition in Cannes
The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

As predicted, the Official Selection list for the 71st Cannes Film Festival (running 8 to 19 May) has been finalised today. The original 18 contenders for the Palme d’Or (article) have now become 21. Entering the race are Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (He was awarded the Palme d’Or in 2014, having won the Grand Prize twice, and Best Director once, this being his 6th appearance in competition at Cannes) with The Wild Pear Tree [+see also:
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, and two new entrants at this level: the young Frenchman Yann Gonzalez with his second full-length film Knife + Heart [+see also:
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interview: Yann Gonzalez
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]
and the Kazakh director Sergey Dvortsevoy with Ayka [+see also:
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interview: Sergey Dvortsevoy
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]
(a film produced by Russia, Germany and Poland – the filmmaker’s second full-length film following Tulpan [+see also:
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, which earned him the Un Certain Regard prize in 2008).

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As it turns out, Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier will return to the Croisette, having been barred from the competition in 2011, but he will feature out of competition to unveil his film, The House That Jack Built [+see also:
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interview: Lars von Trier
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]
.

There are now 18 films selected for the Un Certain Regard section (news) instead of the original 15, with the addition of Donbass [+see also:
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interview: Sergei Loznitsa
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]
by Ukranian director Sergei Loznitsa (read our article here) which is kicking off the programme, Murder Me, Monster [+see also:
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 by Alejandro Fadel (produced by Argentina and France, coproduced by Chile) and The Dead and The Others [+see also:
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 by the duo composed of Portuguese and Brazilian directors, João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora respectively.

Cannes’ Official Selection has been made ever richer by the European production The Man Who Killed Don Quixote [+see also:
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interview: Terry Gilliam
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]
by Terry Gilliam (with a cast featuring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce and Olga Kurylenko), which will close the festival, by animated feature Another Day of Life [+see also:
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interview: Raul de la Fuente
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]
 by Damien Nenow and Raúl de La Fuente as a Special Screening, and by two other films in the Midnight Screenings section: the documentary Whitney [+see also:
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 by Scottish director Kevin Macdonald and Fahrenheit 451 by American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani.

The full list of Official Selection films is as follows:

Competition

Everybody Knows [+see also:
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 - Asghar Farhadi (Spain/France/Italy) (opening film)
The Wild Pear Tree [+see also:
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Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey/France)
At War [+see also:
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interview: Stéphane Brizé
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]
 - Stéphane Brizé (France)
Ayka [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Sergey Dvortsevoy
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]
- Sergey Dvortsevoy (Russia/Germany/Poland)
Dogman [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Garrone
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]
 - Matteo Garrone (Italy/France)
The Image Book [+see also:
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 - Jean-Luc Godard (France)
Knife+ Heart [+see also:
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interview: Yann Gonzalez
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]
- Yann Gonzalez (France)
Asako I & II [+see also:
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 - Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Japan, France)
Sorry Angel [+see also:
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Q&A: Christophe Honoré
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]
 - Christophe Honoré (France)
Girls of the Sun [+see also:
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interview: Eva Husson
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]
 - Eva Husson (France/Belgium/Georgia/Switzerland)
Ash is Purest White [+see also:
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 - Jia Zhang-ke (China/France/Japan)
Shoplifters - Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)
Capernaum [+see also:
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 - Nadine Labaki (Lebanon/France)
Burning - Lee Chang-Dong (South Korea)
Blackkklansman - Spike Lee (US)
Under the Silver Lake - David Robert Mitchell (US)
Three Faces - Jafar Panahi (Iran)
Cold War [+see also:
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Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
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]
 - Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland/UK/France)
Happy As Lazzaro [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
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]
 - Alice Rohrwacher (Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany)
Yomeddine [+see also:
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interview: A.B. Shawky, Dina Emam
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]
 - A.B. Shawky (Egypt/US/Austria)
Summer [+see also:
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interview: Ilya Stewart
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]
 - Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia) 

Un Certain Regard

Donbass [+see also:
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interview: Sergei Loznitsa
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]
 -
Sergei Loznitsa (Germany/France/Ukraine/Netherlands/Romania) (opening film)
Border
 [+see also:
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interview: Ali Abbasi
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]
 - Ali Abbasi (Sweden/Denmark)
Sofia [+see also:
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interview: Meryem Benm'Barek
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]
 - Meryem Benm'Barek (France/Qatar)
Little Tickles [+see also:
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 - Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer (France)
Long Day's Journey into Night [+see also:
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 - Bi Gan (France/China)
Manto - Nandita Das (India)
Sextape [+see also:
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interview: Antoine Desrosières
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]
 - Antoine Desrosières (France)
Girl [+see also:
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interview: Lukas Dhont
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]
 - Lukas Dhont (Belgium/Netherlands)
Murder Me, Monster [+see also:
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]
 - Alejandro Fadel (Argentina/France/Chile)
Angel Face [+see also:
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]
Vanessa Filho (France)
Euphoria [+see also:
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making of
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]
 - Valeria Golino (Italy)
Rafiki [+see also:
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interview: Wanuri Kahiu
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]
 - Wanuri Kahiu (South Africa/Kenya/France/Netherlands/Germany/Norway)
My Favourite Fabric [+see also:
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 - Gaya Jiji (France/Germany/Turkey)
The Harvesters [+see also:
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interview: Etienne Kallos
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]
 - Etienne Kallos (France/Greece/Poland/South Africa)
In My Room [+see also:
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interview: Ulrich Köhler
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]
 - Ulrich Köhler (Germany/Italy)
The Angel [+see also:
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 - Luis Ortega (Argentina/Spain)
The Dead and The Others [+see also:
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]
 - João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora (Portugal/Brazil)
The Gentle Indifference of the World [+see also:
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interview: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
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]
 - Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Kazakhstan/France)

Out of Competition

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
 [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Terry Gilliam
film profile
]
Terry Gilliam (Spain/UK/France/Portugal)
Solo: A Star Wars Story - Ron Howard (US)
Le Grand Bain [+see also:
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 - Gilles Lellouche (France/Belgium)
The House That Jack Built [+see also:
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interview: Lars von Trier
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]
- Lars von Trier (Denmark/France/Germany/Sweden)

Special Screenings

10 Years in Thailand - Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol, Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)
The State Against Mandela and the Others - Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles Porte (France)
The Great Mystical Circus [+see also:
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]
 - Carlos Diegues (Brazil/Portugal/France)
La Traversée [+see also:
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]
 - Romain Goupil (France)
Another Day of Life [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Raul de la Fuente
film profile
]
 - Damian NenowRaul De La Fuente (Poland/Spain/Germany/Belgium/Hungary)
To The Four Winds [+see also:
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]
 - Michel Toesca (France)
Dead Souls [+see also:
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]
 - Wang Bing (China/France/Suisse)
Pope Francis - A Man of His Word [+see also:
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]
 - Wim Wenders (Italy/Switzerland/Germany/France)

Midnight Screenings

Fahrenheit 451 - Ramin Bahrani (US)
Whitney [+see also:
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]
 - Kevin Macdonald (UK)
Arctic [+see also:
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]
 - Joe Penna (Iceland)
The Spy Gone North - Yoon Jong-Bing (South Korea)

(Translated from French)

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