CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Australian actress and producer Cate Blanchett who is a two-time academy award winner and is going to be this year’s president of the jury at Cannes.
Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart who has been to Cannes previously as some of the films she featured in have been nominated before like Twilight series and Panic room.
Filmmaker and activist Robert Guédiguian whose films have been featured too like the snows of Kilimanjaro selected for uncertain regard.
French actress Léa Seydoux who won an award for the film she featured in Blue Is the Warmest Color in 2013.
Canadian director Denis Villeneuve who has been to Cannes with a couple of films like sicario which was featured in 2015.
Burundian songwriter and singer Khadja Nin who has gained worldwide recognition for her music and bagged a couple of awards.
Director, producer and writer Ava DuVernay who is the first ever black female director to be nominated for the Golden Globe Awards.
Chinese actor Chang Chen who has had a couple of films that he featured in nominated before in Cannes like: the assassin, three times and breath.
Russian writer and director Andrei Zvyagintsev who has won a couple of awards in different categories like the jury prize in Loveless in 2017, the Banishment on 2007 and Leviathan in 2014.
Let’s talk about the films featured on the festival this year. We have 76 films featured this year in different categories. The films which are submitted from all over the world and different genres too, let’s check out some of the films and know about them briefly,
- Everybody knows directed by Asghar Farhadi. This is the opening film it’s a Spanish thriller about a young woman living in Buenos Airesthen decides to move back to her hometown in Madridwith her family but on her way, a turn of events occur and secrets come out.
- Shoplifters directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. This is a Japanese film about a day laborer who likes shoplifting with his son and how he helps out a young girl he found freezing in the cold and took her in.
- Under the silver lake directed by David Robert Mitchell. This is an American film abouta young man who becomes a detective in order to unearth the mysterious disappearance of his neighbor who he happens to be in love with.
This are just but a few of the films from different countries and cultures, they are just amazingly put together, I have a feeling the judges will have a very hard time picking the winners this year. Now the lineup is as follows.
Well, this year’s Cannes festival, in general, is one to watch out for with the best of the best films n directors on the line up we should expect nothing but an amazing experience with a variety of everything to do with films and the film industry.