Cannes 2016 or the 69th Cannes International Film Festival is all set to begin on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in France. The prestigious film festival on the banks of the French Riviera has seen an amazing line-up of films from across the globe over the years. Indian film Raman Raghav 2.0 (Watch Teaser 1), by celebrated filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, will premiere at Cannes 2016, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda’s movie Sarbjit will be promoted there. Woody Allen’s Cafe Society starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg is the Opening Night Film at Festival de Cannes 2016, while Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta will be screened in the Competition section along with Agassi aka The Handmaiden, directed by Park Chan-Wook. Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog is the Closing Night Film at Cannes 2016.
As for the Indian guests, accompanying Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be Sonam Kapoor, fellow brand ambassador of L’Oréal Paris. Katrina Kaif had made her Cannes debut in 2015 to join the two ladies; but this year, Katrina will not be available. British actress Amy Jackson, who works in Bollywood and south Indian movies, will make her Cannes debut this year.
Here is the complete list of films to be screened at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival:
Opening Night Film: Cafe Society – directed by Woody Allen.
Toni Erdmann – directed by Maren Ade
Julieta – directed by Pedro Almodóvar
American Honey– directed by Andrea Arnold
The Unknown Girl– directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Personal Shopper– directed by Olivier Assayas
It’s Only the End of the World – directed by Xavier Dolan
Ma Loute – directed by Bruno Dumont
Paterson – directed by Jim Jarmusch
Rester Vertical– directed by Alain Guiraudie
Aquarius– directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho
Mal de Pierres – directed by Nicole Garcia
I, Daniel Blake– directed by Ken Loach
Ma’Rosa – directed by Brilliante Mendoza
Loving– directed by Jeff Nichols
Bacalaureat – directed by Cristian Mungiu
Agassi– directed by Park Chan-Wook
The Last Face – directed by Sean Penn
Sieranevada – directed by Cristi Puiu
Elle – directed by Paul Verhoeven
The Neon Demon – directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.
Un Certain Regard
Varoonegi – directed by Behnam Behzadi
Apprentice– directed by Boo Junfeng
Voir Du Pays – directed by Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin
La Danseuse– directed by Stephanie Di Giusto
Clash– directed by Mohamed Diab
La Tortue Rouge- directed by Michael Dubok de Wit
Fuchi Bi Tatsu – directed by Fukada Koji
Omar Shakhsiya – directed by Maha Haj
Me’Ever Laharim Vehagvaot – directed by Eran Kolirin
After The Storm– directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Hymyileva Mies– directed by Juho Kuosmanen
La Large Noche de Francisco Sanctis– directed by Francisco Marquez & Andrea Testa
Caini – directed by Bogdan Mirica
Pericle Il Nero– directed by Stefano Mordini
The Transfiguration– directed by Michael O’Shea
Captain Fantastic– directed by Matt Ross
Uchenik – directed by Kirill Serebrennikov.
The BFG– directed by Steven Spielberg
Money Monster– directed by Jodie Foster
The Nice Guys– directed by Shane Black
Gok Sung– directed by Na Hong-Jin.
Gimme Danger – directed by Jim Jarmusch
The Train to Busan – directed by Yeon Sang-Ho
A Chad Tragedy – directed by Mahamat-Saleh Aroun
The Death of Louis XIV – directed by Albert Serra
L’Ultima Spiaggia – directed by Thanos Anastopolous and Davide Del Degan.
The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra, Spain)
Hissène Habré, Une Tragédie Tchadienne (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Chad)
Le Cancre (Paul Vecchiali, France)
Exile (Rithy Panh, Cambodia)
Wrong Elements (Jonathan Littell, US)
La Foret de Quinconces (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, France)
Chouf (Karim Dridi, France).
Opening Film: In Bed With Victoria (Justine Triet).
Albüm (Mehmet Can Mertoğlu)
Diamond Island (Davy Chou)
Raw (Julia Ducournau)
Mimosas (Oliver Laxe)
One Week and a Day (Asaph Polonsky)
Tramontane (Vatche Boulghourjian)
A Yellow Bird (K Rajagopal)
Los Pasos Del Agua (César Augusto Acevedo)
From the Diary of a Wedding Photographer (Nadav Lapid)
Happy Times Will Come Soon (Alessandro Comodin)
Apnée (Jean-Christophe Meurisse)
Closing films: Smile (Sandrine Kiberlain) /En Moi (Laetitia Casta)/Kitty (Chloë Sevigny)
Opening Film: Sweet Dreams (Marco Bellocchio)
Divines (Houda Benyamina)
Endless Poetry (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Fiore (Claudio Giovannesi)
L’Économie du couple (Joachim Lafosse)
L’Effet aquatique (Sólveig Anspach)
Like Crazy (Paolo Virzì)
Les Vies de Thérèse (Sébastien Lifshitz)
My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras)
Mean Dreams (Nathan Morlando)
Mercenaire (Sacha Wolff)
Neruda (Pablo Larraín)
Raman Raghav 2.0 (Anurag Kashyap)
Risk (Laura Poitras)
Tour de France (Rachid Djaïdani)
Two Lovers and a Bear (Kim Nguyen)
Wolf and Sheep (Shahrbanoo Sadat).
Closing film: Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader).
Will you be there at Cannes 2016? (List courtesy of India.com sister site Deadline.com and The Guardian)