Cannes Film Festival: The 2016 Official Selections Announcement

From A-list actors to unknown directors, sales agents to everyday film lovers, everyone at the Cannes Film Festival is focused on celebrating film and finding the next great cinematic work of art.

The 69th Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22, 2016) will see a large number of impressive films in competition for the coveted Palme D’Or prize, as well as films screening out of competition. A good showing at Cannes sets the tone for the rest of the year and can start Oscar rumors swirling. With new films from the Dardenne brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Ken Loach, Andrea Arnold and Nicolas Widing Refn, among others, this year is shaping up to be one of the most exciting Cannes Film Festivals in recent memory.

OPENING FILM

Woody Allen (USA)
Café Society
(Out of Competition)

IN COMPETITION

Maren Ade (Germany)
Toni Erdmann

Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
Julieta

Andrea Arnold (United-Kingdom)
American Honey

Olivier Assayas (France)
Personal Shopper

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (Belgium)
La Fille Inconnue

Xavier Dolan (Canada)
Juste La Fin Du Monde
(It’s Only The End of the World)

Bruno Dumont (France)
Ma Loute
(Slack Bay)

Nicole Garcia (France)
Mal De Pierres

Alain Guiraudie (France)
Rester Vertical

Jim Jarmusch (USA)
Paterson

Kleber Mendonça Filho (Brazil)
Aquarius

Ken Loach (United-Kingdom)
I, Daniel Blake

Brillante Mendoza (Philippines)
Ma’ Rosa

Cristian Mungiu (Romania)
Bacalaureat

Jeff Nichols (USA)
Loving

Park Chan-Wook (South Korea)
Agassi
(The Handmaiden)

Sean Penn (USA)
The Last Face

Cristi Puiu (Romania)
Sieranevada

Paul Verhoeven (Netherlands)
Elle

Nicolas Winding Refn (Denmark)
The Neon Demon

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Behnam Behzadi (Iran)
Veroonegi
(Inversion)

Boo Junfeng (Singapore)
Apprentice

Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin (France)
Voir du Pays
(The Stopover)

Stéphanie di Giusto (France)
La Danseuse
(The Dancer)
(First film)

Mohamed Diab (Egypt)
Eshtebak
(Clash)

Michael Dudok de Wit (Netherlands)
La Tortue Rouge
(Red Turtle)
(First film)

Fukada Kôji (Japan)
Fuchi Ni Tatsu
(Harmonium)

Maha Haj (Israel)
Omor Shakhsiya
(Personal Affairs)
(First film)

Eran Kolirin (Israel)
Me’evef Laharim Vehagvaot
(Beyond the Mountains and Hills)

Kore-Eda Hirokazu (Japan)
After the Storm

Juho Kuosmanen (Finland)
Hymyilevä Mies
(The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki)
(First film)

Francisco Márquez, Andrea Testa (Argentina)
La Larga Noche de Francisco Sanctis
(Francisco Sanctis’s Long Night)
(First film)

Bogdan Mirica (Romania)
Caini
(Dogs)
(First film)

Stefano Mordini (Italy)
Pericle Il Nero

Michael O’Shea (USA)
The Transfiguration
(First film)

Matt Ross (USA)
Captain Fantastic

Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)
Uchenik
(The Student)

OUT OF COMPETITION

Shane Black (USA)
The Nice Guys

Jodie Foster (USA)
Money Monster

Na Hong-Jin (South Korea)
Goksung

Steven Spielberg (USA)
Disney’s The BFG

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

Jim Jarmusch (USA)
Gimme Danger

Yeon Sang-Ho (South Korea)
Bu-San-Haeng
(Train to Busan)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Thanos Anastopoulos (Greece)
Davide Del Degan (Italy)
L’Ultima Spiaggia
(The Last Resort)

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad)
Hissein Habré, Une Tragédie Tchadienne
(Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy)

Rithy Panh (Cambodia)
Exil

Albert Serra (Spain)
La Mort de Louis XIV
(Last Days of Louis XIV)

Paul Vecchiali (France)
Le Cancre

Whether you’re attending the festival or eagerly following along from home, it’s time to get excited—there’s a wonderful slate of films coming your way. MM

The 69th Festival de Cannes will take place from May 11 to 22, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Feature image from Julieta, courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.