The Red Carpet has been rolled out at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, the most prestigious celebration of cinema in the world.

  

The highly-anticipated festival always draws a number of high-profile actors, actresses and directors, including Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who shone on the Red Carpet for the opening night ceremony and the screening of their film “Everybody Knows.”

New films include the festival opener of “Everybody Knows” (Asghar Farhadi), Jean-Luc Godard (“The Image Book”) and Oscar-winning “Ida” director Pawel Pawlikowski (“Cold War”) join previously announced “Solo: A Star Wars Story” at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

 

This year’s Cannes competition jury consists of President Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart, Léa Seydoux, Ava DuVernay, Taiwanese actor Chang Chen, French director Robert Guédiguian, Burundian singer-songwriter Khadja Nin, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, and Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev.

The films in competition for a Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival include:

“Asako I & II” AKA “Netemo Sametemo” (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)

“Ash Is Purest White” (Jia Zhang-Ke)

“At War” (Stéphane Brizé)

“BlacKkKlansman” (Spike Lee)

“Burning” (Lee Chang-dong)

“Capernaum” (Nadine Labaki)

“Cold War” (Pawel Pawlikowski)

“Dogman” (Matteo Garrone)

“Girls of the Sun” (Eva Husson)

“The Image Book” (Jean-Luc Godard)

 

“Leto” AKA “Summer” (Kirill Serebrennikov)

 

“My Bitter Land” AKA “Lazzaro Felice” (Alice Rohrwacher)

“Shoplifters” (Kore-Eda Hirokazu)

 

“Sorry Angel” (Christophe Honoré)

“Three Faces” (Jafar Panahi)

“Under the Silver Lake” (David Robert Mitchell)

“Yomeddine” (A.B. Shawky)