Cannes 2018

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters Wins the Palme d’Or

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters Wins the Palme d’Or

The full list of awards and a look back at what many consider to be the strongest edition in years.

By David Hudson

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Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum

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Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum

All agree that the drama set in the slums of Beirut is gripping, but is it too manipulative?

By David Hudson

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree

Talky, dense, and long, the follow-up to the Palme d’Or-winning Winter Sleep is also visually splendorous.

By David Hudson

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Matteo Garrone’s Dogman

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Matteo Garrone’s Dogman

Critics split over this “urban western,” Garrone’s fourth film in competition.

By David Hudson

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Border Wins the Un Certain Regard Prize

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Border Wins the Un Certain Regard Prize

And Sergei Loznitsa wins the best director award for Donbass.

By David Hudson

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Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night

The young Chinese director transports critics to a state of “melancholic bliss.”

By David Hudson

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Lee Chang-dong’s Burning

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Lee Chang-dong’s Burning

High praise for the Korean director’s first film in eight years.

By David Hudson

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Directors’ Fortnight Awards: Climax and Comedy

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Directors’ Fortnight Awards: Climax and Comedy

Gaspar Noé’s nightmare party movie takes the top prize.

By David Hudson

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David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake

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David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake

The Los Angeles noir starring Andrew Garfield is met with mixed reviews.

By David Hudson

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Stéphane Brizé’s At War

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Stéphane Brizé’s At War

Workers and management face off in a French factory, and the reviews are so-so.

By David Hudson

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Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Asako I & II

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Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Asako I & II

Critical reception is subdued compared to the raves for Happy Hour (2015).

By David Hudson

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Diamantino Tops the Critics’ Week Awards

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Diamantino Tops the Critics’ Week Awards

Joachim Trier’s jury goes for a satire about a Portuguese soccer star.

By David Hudson

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Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built

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Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built

Critics come down hard on this portrait of a serial killer, but the film does have its champions.

By David Hudson

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Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman

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Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman

It’s the true story of a black detective who infiltrated the KKK—and Lee just might have a hit on his hands.

By David Hudson

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters

The story of a family teetering on the edge of poverty scores a solid first round of reviews.

By David Hudson

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Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro

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Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro

A fable, a social critique, and a frontrunner for the top prize.

By David Hudson

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Jaime Rosales’s Petra

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Jaime Rosales’s Petra

A favorite at Cannes, the Spanish director returns with one of his best features yet.

By David Hudson

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Jafar Panani’s 3 Faces

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Jafar Panani’s 3 Faces

A mystery, a road movie, and a tribute to the late Abbas Kiarostami.

By David Hudson

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Gaspar Noé’s Climax

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Gaspar Noé’s Climax

A dance party gets way, way out of hand.

By David Hudson

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Eva Husson’s Girls of the Sun

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Eva Husson’s Girls of the Sun

Few critics come to the defense of this story of an all-female Kurdish combat unit.

By David Hudson

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Jia Zhangke’s Ash Is Purest White

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Jia Zhangke’s Ash Is Purest White

Critics may differ on Jia’s sprawling gangster movie, but all agree that Zhao Tao is outstanding.

By David Hudson

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Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book

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Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book

The five-part essay film is “infused in equal measures by despair and aspiration.”

By David Hudson

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Sergei Loznitsa’s Donbass

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Sergei Loznitsa’s Donbass

An urgent dispatch from the conflict in eastern Ukraine is winning plaudits from critics.

By David Hudson

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Christophe Honoré’s Sorry Angel

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Christophe Honoré’s Sorry Angel

The nineties-era love story returns the French director to critical favor.

By David Hudson

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