Published Apr 14, 2016As the year progresses along, we continue to be treated to massive film festivals with exciting new features. Up next, the Festival de Cannes will take place from May 11 to 22. Today, the festival's full lineup has been unveiled.
The festival will open with Cafe Society, the latest film from Woody Allen. The film is set in the 1930s and stars Kirsten Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. It's the first Woody Allen film to be shot in digital.
The competition for the Palme d'Or is packed with notable choices. British director Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) has a new film called American Honey which features Shia LaBeouf, among others. As previously guessed, Xavier Dolan will deliver It's Only the End of the World at the fest, while Sean Penn is back with a new drama called The Last Face.
Fresh off of Midnight Special, Jeff Nichols has a new film called Loving. Jim Jarmusch will deliver the Adam Driver-starring Paterson, while Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon will also finally see the light of day. Li'l Quinquin helmer Bruno Dumont is also back with a new feature called Slack Bay.
The competition is rounded out with Kleber Mendonca Filho's Acquarius, Cristian Mungiu's Baccalaureat, Paul Verhoeven's Elle, Nicole Garcia's From the Land of the Moon, Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden, Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake, Pedro Almodovar's Julieta, Brillante Mendoza's Ma' Rosa, Olivier Assayas' Personal Shopper, Cristi Puiu's Sierra-Nevada, Alain Guiraudie's Staying Vertical, Maren Ade's Toni Erdman and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's The Unknown Girl.
The fest's Un Certain Regard category includes Hirokazu Kore-eda's After the Storm, Boo Junfeng's Apprentice, Eran Kolirin's Beyond the Mountains and Hills, Matt Ross' Captain Fantastic, Mohmaed Diab's Clash, Stephanie Di Giusto's The Dancer, Kirill Serebrennikov's The Disciple, Bogdan Mirica's Dogs, Juho Kuosmanen's The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, Fukada Koji's Harmonium, Behnam Behzadi's Inversion, Andrea Testa's The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis, Stefano Mordini's Pericles the Black Man, Maha Haj's Personal Affairs, Michael Dudok de Wit's The Red Turtle, Michael O'Shea's The Transfiguration and Delphine and Muriel Coulin's Voir du Pays.
Woody Allen's new film isn't the only one playing outside of the competition, either, as the fest will also debut Steven Spielberg's The BFG, Na Hong-jin's Goksung, Jodie Foster's Money Monster and Shane Black's Nice Guys.
Finally, the fest also has midnight screenings of Jim Jarmusch's Iggy Pop doc Gimme Danger and Yeon Sang-ho's Train to Busan, as well as special screenings of Paul Vecchiali's Le Cancre, Rithy Panh's Exil, Mahamet-Saleh Haroun's A Chad Tragedy, Thanos Anastopoulos' The Last Beach and Albert Serra's Last Days of Louis XIV.