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Justin Chang's Cannes diary 2018: Terry Gilliam gets his long-overdue moment and Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' prevails

The 71st Cannes Film Festival is under way (May 8-19), and along with fellow critic Kenneth Turan and movie writer Amy Kaufman, L.A. Times critic Justin Chang is on the ground, taking in the scene and seeing as many movies as possible in between frequent steak tartare breaks. Early titles gaining buzz this year include Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” and “The House That Jack Built,” Lars von Trier’s first film to compete at the festival since he was banned in 2011. In this day-by-day, film-by-film diary, he gives us an up-close view of the most significant event in world cinema, a mecca for movie lovers.

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