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2018. 66th Edition
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Films
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A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper
USA 
Not in competition
In this new take on the iconic love story, Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut and portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally, played by Lady Gaga.  Ally has given up on her dream to become a successful singer until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her raw talent.  This intimate story take...

In this new take on the iconic love story, Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut and portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally, played by Lady Gaga.  Ally has given up on her dream to become a successful singer until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her raw talent.  This intimate story takes us on a journey through the beauty and challenges of a relationship struggling to survive. 

Se rokh / 3 Faces
Jafar Panahi
Iran 
Famous actress Behnaz Jafari can’t help but respond to the cry for help from a provincial girl whose family prevents her from taking up her studies at the Tehran Conservatory. Behnaz decides to abandon a film shooting and turns to moviemaker Jafar Panahi to solve the mystery behind the young girl’s problems. They travel by car to the rural northwest of the country, where th...

Famous actress Behnaz Jafari can’t help but respond to the cry for help from a provincial girl whose family prevents her from taking up her studies at the Tehran Conservatory. Behnaz decides to abandon a film shooting and turns to moviemaker Jafar Panahi to solve the mystery behind the young girl’s problems. They travel by car to the rural northwest of the country, where they meet the charming inhabitants of the budding actress’s mountain village. But the visitors soon discover that tradition is just as powerful as hospitality...

Ash Is Purest White
Jia Zhang-ke
China - France - Japan 
Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off. A story of love, betrayal and loyalty set in China’s underworld.

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off. A story of love, betrayal and loyalty set in China’s underworld.

BlacKkKlansman
Spike Lee
USA 
Spike Lee helms the true story of the first Afro-American cop to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan at its highest levels in the '70s, with the help of a colleague who passed himself off as a radical racist.

Spike Lee helms the true story of the first Afro-American cop to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan at its highest levels in the '70s, with the help of a colleague who passed himself off as a radical racist.

Closing Night Film
Capharnaüm / Capernaum
Nadine Labaki
Lebanon 
International CourtroomZain, a 12 year-old boy, faces the judge.Judge: Why are you suing your own parents?Zain: For giving me life.

International Courtroom

Zain, a 12 year-old boy, faces the judge.

Judge: Why are you suing your own parents?

Zain: For giving me life.

El Ángel / The Angel
Luis Ortega
Argentina - Spain 
Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old youth with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people's things, but it wasn't until his early adolescence that his true calling manifested itself: to be a thief. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together t...

Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old youth with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people's things, but it wasn't until his early adolescence that his true calling manifested itself: to be a thief. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together they will embark on a journey of discoveries, love and crime. Killing is just a random offshoot of the violence, which continues to escalate until Carlitos is finally apprehended. Because of his angelic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos "The Angel of Death". Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity. Altogether, he is believed to have committed over forty thefts and eleven homicides. Today, after more than forty-five years in jail, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest- serving prisoner in the history of Argentina.

First Man
Damien Chazelle
USA 
The film tells the story of the most dangerous mission in the history of Humanity to date. A tale of how NASA sent Neil Armstrong to the Moon and the sacrifices and the cost it represented for many.

The film tells the story of the most dangerous mission in the history of Humanity to date. A tale of how NASA sent Neil Armstrong to the Moon and the sacrifices and the cost it represented for many.

Girl
Lukas Dhont
Belgium - Netherlands 
Lara, aged 15, dreams of becoming a ballerina. With her father’s help, she pushes herself to the limit in the interminable endeavour. But her body doesn’t lend itself easily to the discipline imposed upon it, because in fact she was born a boy.

Lara, aged 15, dreams of becoming a ballerina. With her father’s help, she pushes herself to the limit in the interminable endeavour. But her body doesn’t lend itself easily to the discipline imposed upon it, because in fact she was born a boy.

Leto / Summer
Kirill Serebrennikov
Russia - France 
Leningrad, a summer in the early 1980s: the city’s rock scene is at boiling point. Viktor Tsoï, a young musician who grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, T-Rex and David Bowie is eager to make a name for himself. The meeting with his idol Mike and his wife, the beautiful Natacha, will change his life forever. Together they will build a legend that will make them immortal. &nbs...

Leningrad, a summer in the early 1980s: the city’s rock scene is at boiling point. Viktor Tsoï, a young musician who grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, T-Rex and David Bowie is eager to make a name for himself. The meeting with his idol Mike and his wife, the beautiful Natacha, will change his life forever. Together they will build a legend that will make them immortal.  

Mirai
Mamoru Hosoda
Japan 
A spoiled and pampered little four year-old who finds himself being ignored on the birth of his little sister Mirai, Kun struggles to cope with the new situations thrown at him in his home. But suddenly the teenage version of his sister travels back in time from the future to share with Kun an extraordinary adventure of unimaginable proportions.

A spoiled and pampered little four year-old who finds himself being ignored on the birth of his little sister Mirai, Kun struggles to cope with the new situations thrown at him in his home. But suddenly the teenage version of his sister travels back in time from the future to share with Kun an extraordinary adventure of unimaginable proportions.

Netemo Sametemo / Asako I & II
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Japan 
One day Asako's first love suddenly disappears. Two years later, she meets his perfect double.

One day Asako's first love suddenly disappears. Two years later, she meets his perfect double.

Pájaros de verano
Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego
Colombia - Mexico - Denmark - France 
Based on a true story explaining the origin of drug trafficking in Colombia, the film takes place in the '70s when North American youths are embracing the hippie culture and, with it, marijuana. The upshot is that the local farmers almost instantly morph into "entrepreneurs". In the Guajira desert, a Wayuu Native American family finds itself forced to assume a role of leade...

Based on a true story explaining the origin of drug trafficking in Colombia, the film takes place in the '70s when North American youths are embracing the hippie culture and, with it, marijuana. The upshot is that the local farmers almost instantly morph into "entrepreneurs". In the Guajira desert, a Wayuu Native American family finds itself forced to assume a role of leadership in this new enterprise. Wealth and power combine with a war between brothers which will seriously endanger their family, their lives and their ancestral traditions.

Petra
Jaime Rosales
Spain - France - Denmark 
Petra doesn't know who her father is, his identity has been kept from her all her life. When her mother dies she sets out on a search leading her to Jaume, a famous plastic artist, and a powerful, ruthless man. On her quest to discover the truth, Petra also meets Lucas, Jaume's son, and Marisa, Jaume's wife and Lucas's mother. The story of the characters proceed...

Petra doesn't know who her father is, his identity has been kept from her all her life. When her mother dies she sets out on a search leading her to Jaume, a famous plastic artist, and a powerful, ruthless man. On her quest to discover the truth, Petra also meets Lucas, Jaume's son, and Marisa, Jaume's wife and Lucas's mother. The story of the characters proceeds to entwine in a spiral of evil, family secrets and violence taking them all to the limit. Fate will make a twist in its cruel logic, opening a path for hope and redemption.

ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón
Mexico 
The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and e...

The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.


The Sisters Brothers
Jacques Audiard
France - Belgium - Romania - Spain 
Charlie and Eli Sisters live in a wild and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: the blood of criminals and innocent people alike... They have no scruples about killing. It's their job. Charlie, the younger brother, was born to kill. Eli, however, dreams of living a normal life. They are hired by the Commodore to find and kill a man. From Oregon to California, a ru...

Charlie and Eli Sisters live in a wild and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: the blood of criminals and innocent people alike... They have no scruples about killing. It's their job. Charlie, the younger brother, was born to kill. Eli, however, dreams of living a normal life. They are hired by the Commodore to find and kill a man. From Oregon to California, a ruthless hunt begins, an initiatory journey that will test this insane bond between the two brothers. A path that leads to their humanity?

Un día más con vida / Another Day of Life
Raúl De la Fuente, Damian Nenow
Spain - Poland - Belgium- Germany 
Kapuscinski is a Polish reporter, idealist and friend of lost causes. In 1975 he travels to Angola, last battlefield of the Cold War, a place where the wrong greeting can cost you your life. The African country and the people he meets on his adventure, such as the charismatic guerrilla fighter Carlota, will change him forever. The suicide journey to the heart of darkness turn t...

Kapuscinski is a Polish reporter, idealist and friend of lost causes. In 1975 he travels to Angola, last battlefield of the Cold War, a place where the wrong greeting can cost you your life. The African country and the people he meets on his adventure, such as the charismatic guerrilla fighter Carlota, will change him forever. The suicide journey to the heart of darkness turn the journalist into an author.

Zimna wojna / Cold War
Pawel Pawlikowski
Poland - UK - France 
Set against the background of the Cold War, a passionate love story between two people of different origins and temperaments who are fatally mismatched, and yet fatefully condemned to be together. Taking place in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, Cold War presents an impossible love story in impossible times.

Set against the background of the Cold War, a passionate love story between two people of different origins and temperaments who are fatally mismatched, and yet fatefully condemned to be together. Taking place in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, Cold War presents an impossible love story in impossible times.

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