Cannes 2018: 'Blackkklansman', a powerful indictment of racism in America

Two well-established directors premiered their latest films at Cannes this Tuesday. Spike Lee's "Blackkklansman" is based on the true story of a black police officer in Colorado Springs who managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us it's a powerful and entertaining indictment of ambient racism in the United States and so-called alt-right "thinking" on the broader world stage.


And seven years after his majestic end-of-the-world tale "Melancholia," Lars Von Trier is back with a sardonic profile of a serial killer who believes that each murder is a work of art. "The House That Jack Built" stars Matt Dillon and is screening out of competition. Lisa Nesselson tells us why the film is proving controversial.

Finally, Ron Howard's "Solo: A Star Wars Story" is having its international premiere at Cannes, also screening out of competition.

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