Neon Demon To Nice Guys, 2016 Cannes Film Festival Line Up Announced

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The gossip is over the jury is out as Cannes Film Festival have unveiled it’s 69th Programme  as ever a great selection of films from around the world. Seen by many as the premiere international film festival some usual suspects but also alot of unusual suspects too.

As previously announced Woody Allen‘s Cafe Society will open the proceedings, the veteren film maker’s  first film to be shot in Digital. A 1930’s based romance starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart with Apocalypse Now D.P Vittorio Storaro delivering cinematography. Sensationally there is no closing film this year, however one of the popular films that will get an encore preview according to Mad Max director George Miller who is on the jury this year.

In Competition the Much anticipated arthouse horror from Nicholas Winding-Refn‘s Neon Demon will premiere. So will the festival’s UK contingent  Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, and Ken Loach‘s  I, Daniel Blake.The Dardenne Brother’s The Unknown Girl, Pedro Almodovar‘s Julieta along with Olivier Assayas‘s Personal Shopper which sees him reunite with Kristen Stewart.

Jim Jarmusch returns with 2 films for the first time since Only Lovers Left Alive with Iggy Pop/Stooges documentary Gimme Danger and Paterson which is In Competition. Shane Black‘s Nice Guys, Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, Jody Foster’s Money Monster will all preview in Out Of Competition.

2016 Cannes Film Festival will run from 11-22 May. Check Below the full line up…

Opening night film
Café Society (Woody Allen, US)

In competition
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, German)
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
American Honey (Andrea Arnold, UK)
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, France)
The Unknown Girl (Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium)
It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan, Canada)
Ma Loute (Bruno Dumont, France)
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch, US)
Rester Vertical (Alain Guiraudie, France)
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil)
Mal de Pierres (Nicole Garcia, Algeria)
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach, UK)
Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)
Bacalaureat (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)
Loving (Jeff Nichols, US)
The Handmaid (Park Chan-wook, South Korea)
The Last Face (Sean Penn, US)
Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu, Romania)
Elle (Paul Verhoeven, France)
The Neon Demon (Nicholas Winding Refn, US)

Out of competition
The BFG (Steven Spielberg, US)
Money Monster (Jodie Foster, US)
The Nice Guys (Shane Black, US)
Goksun (Na Hong-Jin, South Korea)
L’Ultima Spaggia (Thanos Anastopoulos and Davide Del Degan, Greece and Italy)

Un Certain Regard
Varoonegi (Behnam Behzadi, Iran)
Apprentice (Boo Junfeng, Singapore)
Voir du Pays (Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin, France)
La Danseuse (Stéphanie Di Giusto)
Eshtebak (Mohamed Diab, Egypt)
La Tortue Rogue (Michael Dudok de Wit, Netherlands)
Fuchi Ni Tatsu (Kôji Fukada, Japan)
Omor Shakhsiya (Maha Haj)
Me’Ever Laharim Vehagvoat (Eran Kolirin, Israel)
After the Storm (Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan)
The Man who Smiled (Juho Kuosmanen, Finland)
La Larga Noche De Francisco Sanctis (Francisco Márquez & Andrea Testa)
Caini (Bogdan Mirică)
Pericle Il Nero (Stefano Mordini, Italy)
The Transfiguration (Michael O’Shea, US)
Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross, US)
Uchenik (Kirill Serebrennikov, Russia)

Midnight screenings
Gimme Danger (Jim Jarmusch, US)
The Train to Bu-San (Yeon Sang-Ho, South Korea)

Special screenings
The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra, Spain)
Hissène Habré, Une Tragédie Tchadienne (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Chad)
Le Cancre (Paul Vecchiali, France)