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Cannes Film Festival 2016: Official Selection Film Lineup – MONEY MONSTER, ELLE, THE BFG

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The Official Selection (Competition, Out-of-competition, Un Certain Regard, Midnight, and Special screenings) film lineup for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival has been announced. The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival (le Festival de Cannes), ”founded in 1946, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious film festivals. The private festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France…The President of the Jury is American actor Robert De Niro.”

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has a plethora of films for all tastes, from Woody Allen comedies (Café Society) to suspense drama directed (Elle) by Paul Verhoeven. If I were attending the festival this year, I would make a bee-line for the aforementioned films along with The Neon Demon, whose trailer premiered yesterday, Money Monster, and The Handmaiden to name a few.

The full listing of the Official Selection for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival is below:


Café Society – dir. Woody Allen


Toni Erdman – dir. Maren Ade
Julieta – dir. Pedro Almodovar
Personal Shopper – dir. Olivier Assayas
American Honey – dir. Andrea Arnold
The Unknown Girl – dirs. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne
It’s Only the End of the World – dir. Xavier Dolan
Slack Bay – dir. Bruno Dumont
Paterson – dir. Jim Jarmusch
Rester Vertical – dir. Alain Guiraudie
Aquarius – dir. Kleber Mendonca Filho
From the Land of the Moon – dir. Nicole Garcia
I, Daniel Blake – dir. Ken Loach
Ma’Rosa – dir. Brillante Mendoza
Bacalaureat – dir. Cristian Mungiu
Loving – dir. Jeff Nichols
The Handmaiden – dir. Park Chan-Wook
The Last Face – dir. Sean Penn
Sieranevada – dir. Cristi Puiu
Elle – dir. Paul Verhoeven
The Neon Demon – dir. Nicolas Winding Refn


The BFG – dir. Steven Spielberg
Goksung – dir. Na Hong-Jin
Money Monster – dir. Jodie Foster
The Nice Guys – dir. Shane Black


Varoonegi – dir. Behnam Behzadi
Apprentice – dir. Boo Junfeng
Voir du Pays – dirs. Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin
La Danseuse – dir. Stephanie di Giusto
Clash – dir. Mohamed Diab
La Tortue Rouge – dir. Michael Dubok de Wit
Fuchi Bi Tatsu – dir. Fukada Koji
Omar Shakhsiya – dir. Maha Haj
Me’Ever Laharim Vehagvaot – dir. Eran Kolirin
After The Storm – dir. Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Hymyileva Mies – dir. Juho Kuosmanen
La Large Noche de Francisco Sanctis – dirs. Francisco Marquez & Andrea Testa
Caini – dir. Bogdan Mirica
Pericle Il Nero – dir. Stefano Mordini
Captain Fantastic – dir. Matt Ross
The Transfiguration – dir. Michael O’Shea
Uchenik – dir. Kirill Serebrennikov


Gimme Danger – dir. Jim Jarmusch
The Train to Busan – dir. Yeon Sang-Ho


L’ultima Spiaggia – dirs. Thanos Anastopoulous & Davide del Degan
A Chad Tragedy – dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
The Death of Louis XIV – dir. Albert Serra
Le Cancre – dir. Paul Vecchiali

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