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Cannes Lineup includes films by Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard and Nandita Das

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The lineup of the 71st Festival was today unveiled and Nandita Das' directorial "Manto" has been shortlisted in category.

Artistic and festival announced the lineup of the films in a press conference which also went live on and

Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman", Jean-Luc Godard's "Le Livre d'Image" and Oscar-winning Pawel Pawlikowski's "Zimna Wojna" are among the 18 films competing for the prestigious

Oscar-winning Asghar Farhadi's psychological thriller "Everybody Knows", starring real-life couple and Penelope Cruz, will be the opening at the festival.

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who was earlier under house arrest and is still not allowed to leave the country, also features in the competition segment with his "Three Faces".

Two-time winner was earlier announced as the of the festival jury. She follows Pedro Almodovar, who headed the jury for the 70th edition of the event.

Das' "Manto", starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Saadat Hasan Manto, is among the 15 films shortlisted in sub section

It will compete with films such as "Angel Face" (Vanessa Filho), "Border" (Ali Abbasi), "El Angel" (Luis Ortega), "Euphoria" (Valeria Golino), "Friend" (Wanuri Kahiu) and others.

(A certain glance) was first introduced in section in 1998 and focuses on films with unusual themes or storytelling techniques. It runs parallel to the main competition.

will preside over the jury of Un Certain Regard.

Films announced in the special screenings section includes Gilles Porte's documentary "The State Against Mandela and The Others", "10 Years in Thailand, which has contributions from Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul; and Wim Wenders's documentary, "Pope - A Man of his Word".

"Solo: A Story", which traces the origins of iconic "Star Wars" character Han Solo, will be screened at the festival as an out of the competition entry. It will be joined by "Le Grand Bain" from

As was the case with "The Square", which entered late in the competition but went on to bag the Palme d'Or, Fremaux said several more titles may be announced in coming days.

The festival will kick off from May 8 and will conclude on May 19.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 16:50 IST