Cannes 2016: Palme d'Or lineup announced


The eagerly awaited Official Selection for this year's 69th Cannes Film Festival (11-22 May) was announced in Paris on Thursday morning. As previously revealed, Woody Allen will get things underway with Cafe Society, a period offering starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. Meanwhile, highlights of this year's Palme d'Or race include new films from international heavyweights Pedro Almodovar, the Dardenne brothers, Olivier Assayas, Xavier Dolan, Park Chan-Wook and Nicolas Winding Refn. A two-strong British contingent is also represented by Andrea Arnold and veteran director Ken Loach.

Opening Night Film
Cafe Society - dir. Woody Allen

Competition
Toni Erdmann - dir. Maren Ade
Julieta - dir. Pedro Almodovar
American Honey - dir. Andrea Arnold
The Unknown Girl - dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Personal Shopper - dir. Olivier Assayas
It's Only The End Of The World - dir. Xavier Dolan
Ma Loute - dir. Bruno Dumont
Paterson - dir. Jim Jarmusch
Rester Vertical - dir. Alain Guiraudie
Aquarius - dir. Kleber Mendonca Filho
Mal de Pierres - dir. Nicole Garcia
I, Daniel Blake - dir. Ken Loach
Ma'Rosa - dir. Brilliante Mendoza
Loving - dir. Jeff Nichols
Bacalaureat - dir. Cristian Mungiu
Agassi - 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

Un Certain Regard
Varoonegi - dir. Behnam Behzadi
Apprentice - dir. Boo Junfeng
Voir Du Pays - dir. Delphine Coulin and 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 - dir. Francisco Marquez & Andrea Testa
Caini - dir. Bogdan Mirica
Pericle Il Nero - dir. Stefano Mordini
The Transfiguration - dir. Michael O'Shea
Captain Fantastic - dir. Matt Ross
Uchenik - dir. Kirill Serebrennikov

Outside Competition
The BFG - dir. Steven Spielberg
Money Monster - dir. Jodie Foster
The Nice Guys - dir. Shane Black
Gok Sung - dir. Na Hong-Jin

Midnight Screenings
Gimme Danger - dir. Jim Jarmusch
The Train to Busan - dir. Yeon Sang-Ho
A Chad Tragedy - dir. Mahamat-Saleh Aroun
The Death of Louis XIV - dir. Albert Serra
L'Ultima Spiaggia - dir. Thanos Anastopolous and Davide Del Degan

The 69th Cannes Film Festival takes place from 11-22 May. For more coverage, follow this link.

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