The 71st Cannes Film Festival begins today! To preview the festival, we’ve put together a “cheat sheet” to the key feature films screening in Cannes, all in one place. It’s a survey of the Cannes titles that give you a first look at what this edition’s filmmakers have come up with. Then, don’t miss our daily Cannes edition of The Film Comment Podcast with special guests—starting tomorrow (Wednesday, May 9). It’ll give you an essential run-down on each day’s movies in informed discussions, alongside other published coverage by our all-star correspondents. And now, without further ado…


Everybody Knows Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi, Todos lo saben (Everybody Knows) Opening Night Film

Stéphane Brizé, At War

Matteo Garrone, Dogman

Le livre d’image Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard, Le livre d’image

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Netemo Sametemo (Asako I & II)

Christophe Honoré, Sorry Angel

Girls of the Sun

Eva Husson, Girls of the Sun

Ash is Purest White

Jia Zhang-ke, Ash Is Purest White

Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters

Capernaum nadine labaki

Nadine Labaki, Capernaum

Lee Chang-dong, Buh-ning (Burning)

Blackkklansman Spike Lee Adam Driver

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

David Robert Mitchell, Under the Silver Lake

Three Faces Jafar Panahi

Jafar Panahi, 3 Faces

Zimna Wojna (Cold War)

Pawel Pawlikowski, Zimna Wojna (Cold War)

Lazzaro felice

Alice Rohrwacher, Lazzaro felice


Kirill Serebrennikov, Leto

A.B Shawky, Yomeddine

Gonzalez Knife + Heart

Yann Gonzalez, Un Couteau dans le coeur (Knife + Heart)

Sergei Dvortsevoy Ayka

Sergey Dvortsevoy, Ayka

The Wild Pear Tree

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ahlat Agaci (The Wild Pear Tree)

Terry Gilliam, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote  Closing Night Film (out of competition)

Un Certain Regard

Sergei Loznitsa, Donbass  Opening Night Film

Vanessa Filho, Gueule d’ange (Angel Face)

Ali Abbas Gräns Border

Ali Abbasi, Gräns (Border)

Luis Ortega El Ángel

Luis Ortega, El Ángel

Valeria Golino, Euphoria

Wanuri Kahiu Rafiki

Wanuri Kahiu, Rafiki (Friend)

Adilkhan Yerzhanov The Gentle Indifference of the World

Adilkhan Yerzhanov, The Gentle Indifference of the World

Lukas Dhont, Girl

Etienne Kallos Die Stropers

Etienne Kallos, Die Stropers (The Harvesters)

Ulrich Köhler In My Room

Ulrich Köhler, In My Room

little tickles

Andréa Bescond & Eric Metayer, Les chatouilles (Little Tickles)

Gaya Jiji, My Favorite Fabric

Antoine Desrosières, À genoux les gars (Sextape)

Benm’Barek Sofia

Meryem Benm’Barek, Sofia

Nandita Das Manto

Nandita Das, Manto

Bi Gan Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Bi Gan, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Muere, Monstruo, Muere

Alejandro Fadel, Muere, Monstruo, Muere (Die, Monster, Die)

João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora, Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos (The Dead and the Others)

João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora, Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos (The Dead and the Others)

Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week Competition)

Anja Kofmel, Chris the Swiss

diamantino Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt

Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, Diamantino

Zsófia Szilágyi, Egy Nap (One Day)

Agnieszka Smoczyńska Fuga (Fugue)

Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Fuga (Fugue)

Benedikt Erlingsson, Kona fer í stríð (Woman at War)

Camille Vidal-Naquet Sauvage

Camille Vidal-Naquet, Sauvage


Rohena Gera, Sir

Critics’ Week—Special Screenings

wildlife paul dano

Paul Dano, Wildlife  Opening Night Film

Guillaume Senez, Nos batailles (Our Struggles)

Jean-Bernard Marlin Shéhérazade

Jean-Bernard Marlin, Shéhérazade

Alex Lutz, Guy  Closing Night Film

Quinzaine (Directors’ Fortnight)

Philippe Faucon, Amin

Arantxa Echevarría, Carmen y Lola

Gaspar Noé Climax

Gaspar Noé, Climax

Julio Hernández Cordón Cómprame un revólver (Buy Me a Gun)

Julio Hernández Cordón, Cómprame un revólver (Buy Me a Gun)

Guillaume Nicloux, Les Confins du monde

Agustin Toscano, El motoarrebatador (The Snatch Thief)

Pierre Salvadori, En Liberté!

Pierre Salvadori, En Liberté! (The Trouble with You)

Marie Monge Joueurs

Marie Monge, Joueurs (Treat Me Like Fire)

Debra Granik, Leave No Trace

los silencios

Beatriz Seigner, Los Silencios

Ming Zhang, Ming wang xing shi ke (The Pluto Moment)

Ming Zhang, Ming wang xing shi ke (The Pluto Moment)

Panos Cosmatos, Mandy

Mamoru Hosoda, Mirai

Romain Gavras, Le monde est à toi (Mister Freeze)

Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego, Pájaros de verano (Birds of Passage)

Jaime Rosales, Petra

Stefano Savona, Samouni Road

Stefano Savona, Samouni Road

Ognjen Glavonic, Teret (The Load)

Ognjen Glavonic, Teret (The Load)

Gianni Zanasi, Troppa Grazia

Gianni Zanasi, Troppa Grazia

Mohamed Ben Attia, Weldi (Dear Son)


Michaël Dacheux, L’Amour debout

Olga Korotko, Bad Bad Winter

Marie Losier, Cassandro the Exotico!

Caroline Capelle & Ombline Ley, Dans la terrible jungle (In the Mighty Jungle)

Anne Alix, Il se passe quelque chose (Something Is Happening)

Hanna Ladoul & Marco La Via, We the Coyotes

Marta Bergman, Seule à mon mariage (Alone at My Wedding)

Jim Cummings, Thunder Road

Clément Schneider, Un violent désir de bonheur (A Violent Desire for Joy)