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FESTIVAL



The lineup for the forthcoming 69th Cannes International Film Festival has been announced, with films by directors Pedro Almodovar and Xavier Dolan among the films in competition.

The most elegant of annual film festivals, Cannes is consistently known for its official selections of in competition films and special screenings of new or upcoming films, as well as being the foremost red carpet for world-regarded fashion and glamour.

This year's Opening Night film is Cafe Society from director Woody Allen and starring Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Jesse Eisenberg, Parker Posey, Steve Carell, and others.

In Competition films include the previously mentioned Almodovar and Dolan films, as well as American filmmakers Sean Penn, Jim Jarmusch, and Jeff Nichols.

Un Certain Regard selections highlight many new filmmakers from all over the world, including Americans Michael O'Shea and Matt Ross, returning to the festival after a Short Film In Competition run in 1999.

Official Selection films feature worldwide premieres of large studio films, Midnight Screenings, and Special Screenings. This year's festival will see the first screenings of Shane Black's The Nice Guys (starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe), Jodie Foster's Money Monster (with Julia Roberts and George Clooney), and Steven Spielberg's The BFG (with Oscar winner Mark Rylance).

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 11 to May 22, 2016. This year's jury has yet to be announced.

OPENING NIGHT

CAFE SOCIETY
Dir. Woody Allen
USA

IN COMPETITION

AGASSI (The Handmaiden)
Dir. Park Chan-Wook
SOUTH KOREA

AMERICAN HONEY
Dir. Andrea Arnold
UNITED KINGDOM

AQUARIUS
Dir. Kleber Mendonca Filho
BRAZIL

BACALAUREAT (Graduation)
Dir. Cristian Mungiu
ROMANIA

ELLE
Dir. Paul Verhoeven
NETHERLANDS

FORUSHANDE (The Salesman)
Dir. Asghar Farhadi
IRAN

I, DANIEL BLAKE
Dir. Ken Loach
UNITED KINGDOM

JULIETA
Dir. Pedro Almodovar
SPAIN

JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (It's Only the End of the World)
Dir. Xavier Dolan
CANADA

LA FILLE INCONNUE (The Unknown Girl)
Dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
BELGIUM

THE LAST FACE
Dir. Sean Penn
USA

LOVING
Dir. Jeff Nichols
USA

MA LOUTE (Slack Bay)
Dir. Bruno Dumont
FRANCE

MA' ROSA
Dir. Brilliante Mendoza
PHILIPPINES

MAL DE PIERRES (From the Land of the Moon)
Dir. Nicole Garcia
FRANCE

THE NEON DEMON
Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn
DENMARK

PATERSON
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
USA

PERSONAL SHOPPER
Dir. Olivier Assayas
FRANCE

RESTER VERTICAL (Staying Vertical)
Dir. Alain Guiraudie
FRANCE

SIERANEVADA
Dir. Cristi Puiu
ROMANIA

TONI ERDMANN
Dir. Maren Ade
GERMANY 

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