Happy as Lazzaro – Climax – Capernaum – Burning – The Wild Pear Tree – BlacKkKlansman – Long Day's Journey into Night

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Jurors: Cate Blanchett (president), Chang Chen, Ava DuVernay, Robert Guédiguian, Khadja Nin, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve, Andrei Zvyagintsev
 

 
Palme d'Or:Shoplifters, Japan, dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
Grand Jury Prize:BlacKkKlansman, USA, dir. Spike Lee
Jury Prize: Capernaum, Lebanon, dir. Nadine Labaki
Best Director:Cold War, Pawel Pawlikowski
Best Actress:Ayka, Samal Yeslyamova
Best Actor:Dogman, Marcello Fonte
Best Screenplay:3 Faces, Jafar Panahi and Nader Saeivar
Happy as Lazzaro, Alice Rohrwacher
Special Palme d'or: The Image Book, France/Switzerland, dir. Jean-Luc Godard
FIPRESCI/International
    Critics Prize:
Burning, South Korea, dir. Lee Chang-dong
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury:Capernaum, Lebanon, dir. Nadine Labaki
Caméra d'Or (first feature):Girl, Belgium/Netherlands, Lukas Dhont



Competition Films I Have Seen:
Ranked in order of preference
 
My Palme d'Or
BlacKkKlansman (USA, dir. Spike Lee) - A strange, almost oppositional take on Stallworth's memoir. Has verve and ire but abounds in muddied opportunities.



Sidebar Selections I Have Seen:
Ranked in order of preference
 
Leave No Trace (Director's Fortnight; USA, dir. Debra Granik) - More humane if less audacious than Winter's Bone. Stokes equal yearnings for opposite outcomes. Deepens as it goes.

Whitney (Out of Competition; UK/USA, dir. Kevin Macdonald) - So emotional! Some choices rankle, but curating of songs, testimonies, and story arcs yields strong, sad dramatic shape.



Films in the Main Competition:
Ranked in order of interest; more on this year's lineup here (opens in a new window)
 
Burning, South Korea, dir. Lee Chang-dong
Happy as Lazzaro, Italy, dir. Alice Rohrwacher
The Wild Pear Tree, Turkey, dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Image Book, France/Switzerland, dir. Jean-Luc Godard
3 Faces, Iran, dir. Jafar Panahi
Capernaum, Lebanon, dir. Nadine Labaki
Cold War, Poland, dir. Pawel Pawlikowski
Ash Is Purest White, China, dir. Jia Zhangke
Shoplifters, Japan, dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
Ayka, Kazakhstan, dir. Sergei Dvortsevoy
Yommedine, Egypt, dir. AB Shawky
At War, France, dir. Stéphane Brizé
Dogman, Italy, dir. Matteo Garrone
Knife + Heart, France, dir. Yann Gonzalez
Girls of the Sun, France, dir. Eva Husson
Asako I & II, Japan, dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Sorry Angel, France, dir. Christophe Honoré
Under the Silver Lake, USA, dir. David Robert Mitchell
Everybody Knows, Spain, dir. Asghar Farhadi
Summer, Russia, dir. Kirill Serebrennikov



Sidebar Films I'm Curious to See:
Listed alphabetically; click names of sidebars for more titles (in a new window)
 
Un Certain Regard: The Angel, Argentina, dir. Luis Ortega
Angel Face, France, dir. Vanessa Filho
Border, Sweden/Denmark, dir. Ali Abbasi
The Dead and the Others, Brazil/Portugal, dir. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora
Donbass, Ukraine, dir. Sergei Loznitsa
Euphoria, Italy, dir. Valeria Golino
Girl, Belgium/Netherlands, dir. Lukas Dhont
In My Room, Germany/Italy, dir. Ulrich Köhler
Long Day's Journey into Night, China, dir. Bi Gan
Manto, India, dir. Nandita Das
Murder Me, Monster, Argentina, dir. Alejandro Fadel
Rafiki, Kenya, dir. Wanuri Kahiu
Sofia, France/Qatar, dir. Meryem Benm'barek
Directors' Fortnight: Amin, France, dir. Philippe Faucon
Birds of Passage, Colombia, dir. Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego
Buy Me a Gun, Mexico, dir. Julio Hernández Cordón
Carmen & Lola, Spain, dir. Arantxa Echevarría
Climax, France, dir. Gaspar Noé
Dear Son, Tunisia, dir. Mohamed Ben Attia
The Load, Serbia/France, dir. Ognjen Glavonić
Lucia's Grace, Italy, dir. Gianni Zanasi
Mandy, USA, dir. Panos Cosmatos
Mirai of the Future, Japan, dir. Mamoru Hosoda
Petra, Spain/France, dir. Jamie Rosales
Los Silencios, Brazil, dir. Beatriz Seigner
The Snatch Thief, Argentina, dir. Agustin Toscano
To the Ends of the World, France, dir. Guillaume Nicloux
Treat Me Like Fire, France, dir. Marie Monge
Critics' Week: Diamantino, Portugal/France/Brazil, dir. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt
Sauvage, France, dir. Camille Vidal-Naquet
Sir, India/France, dir. Rohena Gera
Wildlife, USA, dir. Paul Dano
Woman at War, Iceland, dir. Benedikt Erlingsson
Out of Competition: Arctic, Iceland, dir. Joe Penna
Dead Souls, France/Switzerland, dir. Wang Bing
Fahrenheit 451, USA, dir. Ramin Bahrani
The Great Mystical Circus, Brazil, dir. Carlos Diegues
The House that Jack Built, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany, dir. Lars von Trier
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Spain/France/Belgium/Portugal, dir. Terry Gilliam
On the Road in France, France, dir. Romain Goupil
Pope Francis—A Man of His Word, France, dir. Wim Wenders
Sink or Swim, France, dir. Gilles Lellouche
Solo: A Star Wars Story, USA, dir. Ron Howard
The Spy Gone North, South Korea, dir. Yoon Jong-bin

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