Cannes film festival line-up

 14 Apr 2016 - 14:00

Cannes film festival line-up
 

Paris: The organisers of the Cannes film festival unveiled Thursday the list of the 20 movies which will be shown in competition for the Palme d'Or next month.

Here are the films showing in and out of competition.

Opening film

- "Cafe Society" by veteran US director Woody Allen is a Hollywood-set romance starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.

In competition

- "The Last Face" by American actor-director Sean Penn is a modern romance set in Africa among aid workers starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem. 

- "Julieta" by Spain's acclaimed Pedro Almodovar about a mother's search for her daughter who disappears for a decade.

- "Loving" by the American Jeff Nichols tells the story of a mixed race couple confronting racism in 1950s Virginia.

- "It's Only the End of the World" by the French Canadian Xavier Dolan is a family drama with Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux.

- "Paterson" by the American director Jim Jarmusch with Adam Driver playing a bus driver poet in the New Jersey city of the same name.

- "Toni Erdmann", the much-anticipated new film from German director and producer Maren Ade, whose "Everyone Else" won the Jury Grand Prix at Berlin in 2009.

- "Aquarius" by Brazilian director Kleber Mendonca Filho. The title refers to the name of the building where the main character leads a solidary existence.

- "I, Daniel Blake" by the British director and Cannes favourite Ken Loach is about welfare cuts hurting vulnerable families.

- "American Honey" by the British maker of "Fish Tank" Andrea Arnold stars Shia LaBeouf as a young man who joins a sales team only to find himself drawn into a culture of bullying and abuse.

- "Personal Shopper" by France's Olivier Assayas is a ghost story set in the world of Parisian fashion, with "Twilight" superstar Kristen Stewart, who will be making her second Cannes appearance in an Assayas movie after "Sils Maria" in 2014.

- "The Handmaid" by South Korean director Park Chan-Wook best known for "Old Boy" is period drama about a rich woman and a crook set in the 1930s.

- "Ma loute" ("My Darling") by French director Bruno Dumont stars Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini and Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, the sister of former French first lady, Carla Bruni. 

- "Graduation", originally titled "Family Photos", a family drama by Cristian Mungiu, the Romanian director of harrowing abortion drama "Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days", which won the Palme d'Or in 2007.

- "La fille inconnue" (The Unknown Girl) by Belgium's Dardenne brothers, who have already won the top prize twice.

- "Elle" by Dutch director Paul "Showgirls" Verhoeven is his return to the arthouse fold with French actress Isabelle Huppert as a businesswoman attacked in her home.

- "Sieranevada" by the Romanian director Cristi Puiu who is best known for 2005 film "The Death of Dante Lazarescu".

- "The Neon Demon" by Denmark's Nicolas Winding Refn, a supermodel horror set in the Los Angeles fashion and celebrity scene.

- "Mal de pierres" ("Stone sickness") by the French director Nicole Garcia is set after World War II, and stars Marion Cotillard as a woman caught in an unhappy marriage falls in love with another man.

- "Ma Rosa" is the latest offering from Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, whose "Kinatay" was in competition at Cannes in 2009.

- "Rester Vertical" ("Stay Upright") is by French director Alain Guiraudie, whose "Stranger by the Lake" was rewarded in the Un Certain Regard category at Cannes in 2013.

Out of competition

- "The BFG" (The Big Friendly Giant) by the Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg, adapted from Roald Dahl's children's classic.

- "Money Monster" by the American actor-director Jodie Foster with George Clooney as a Wall Street pundit taken hostage by man destroyed by his dud tips.

- "The Nice Guys" by US director Shane Black is a thriller starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe about the apparent suicide of a fading porn star.

- "Goksung", ("The Wailing") by South Korea's Na Hong-Jin sees a detective investigate a mysterious sickness in a village.

AFP