The appointment of Jury Presidents, selection of films in official sections and sidebar events, the events surrounding the festival, like master classes – the very announcements have an unfailing rhythm that the long time participants of the festival never miss. They all know with certainty what to expect when till it leads to the opening of the Festival itself.
The 71st Festival de Cannes will open with EVERYBODY KNOWS, a Spanish drama, by the two times Oscar winner and Iranian master Asghar Farhadi starring the power couple of Spanish Cinema, the ever charming Penelope Cruz and the great actor Javier Bardem. Both Cruz and Bardem are Oscar winners.
It is that time of the year when film aficionados all over the world pour over the flight schedules to Nice in France and hunt for accommodation in a Mediterranean costal city which was once a small fishing village. As it happens year after year, they are getting ready for their annual pilgrimage to Cannes to pay their obeisance to the most respected film event in the world, the 71st Cannes Film Festival, that premiere International Film Festival slated from May 8 – 19, 2018.