The Cannes Film Festival 2018 is the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival that is currently being held from 8th to 19th May 2018. Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been named as the President of the Jury. Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Ricardo Darín, opened the festival and competes in the Main Competition section. It is the second Spanish-language film to open Cannes, following Pedro Almodóvar’s Bad Education, which screened on the opening night of the 2004 festival.
Cannes Festival 2018:
The official festival poster features Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film Pierrot le Fou. It is the second time the festival poster was inspired by Godard’s film after his 1963 film Contempt at the 2016 festival. According to festival’s official statement, the poster is inspired by and paid tribute to the work of French photographer Georges Pierre.
Danish film director Lars von Trier returned to Cannes with his film The House That Jack Built, after he was declared “persona non grata” at the 2011 festival.
Many of the Hollywood & Bollywood celebrities have already made their presence at the festival & are done with their walk on the red carpet. This year, some of the debutants like Kangana Raunaut, Huma qureshi, Mahira Khan and others. The Bollywood beauties like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat and others are done with their presence at the Cannes festival. It is also known that legendary actress Sridevi Kapoor will be honoured at this international film festival this year in the presence of Boney Kapoor and her daughters Jhanvi Kapoor and Kushi Kapoor at the event.