Thierry Fremaux and Pierre Lescure unveiled this morning the official selection of the 69th Cannes Film Festival at the traditional press conference. The point of this edition.
1869 movies (1850 year, 1500 in 2010 …) were sent to the selection committee, who selected 49. Select which completed that night, around 2am and with 7 first films. In total, 20 are vying for the Palme d’Or, 17 will be presented in Un Certain Regard and 5 will be unveiled out of competition.
As always, the selection is made to expand in the coming days. Until then, here’s the famous vintage 2016, which begins May 11 on the new Woody Allen film, Café Society.
Cannes 2016 – Films in Competition
Toni Erdmann Maren Ade
A Silver Bear for best Director match the Interpretation Award received by its main actress in Berlin for Everyone Else in 2009, and then … nothing. Or almost. Producing, among others, the Tabu by Miguel Gomes, Maren Ade’s finally ironed behind the camera and tread down the stairs of Cannes for the first time in his career. And it is in the German Competition will present this tragicomedy in which a father visiting his daughter in Romania, and tries to help him regain the sense of humor that seems to have lost. With, the key, the first German Palme from Paris, Texas Wim Wenders in 1984?
Julieta Pedro Almodóvar
Julieta marks the return unsurprisingly, the Spanish director Pedro Almod ó var – regular at the Cannes Film Festival – on the Croisette. His last visit was in 2011 to the Competition screening of The Skin I Live. With Julieta, Almodovar delivers a new portrait of a woman in a dark and intimate drama of abandonment. The film has already been released in Spain in early April, where he received a warm welcome rather positive. One can imagine without difficulty that the filmmaker will be accompanied to introduce its two leading actresses, Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte. The film will be in Cannes Tuesday, May 17, the day before its theatrical release.
American Honey Andrea Arnold
The British filmmaker Andrea Arnold is back in Cannes after 7 years Fish Tank and Red Road after 10 years, who both won the Jury Prize. Filmed in the United States, American Honey depicts Shia LaBeouf in the middle of a band of mostly unknown actors in the role of a young man who joined the sales team of a magazine and discovers a life of drunkenness, and of dubious morality of sex.
the Girl Unknown Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
A few weeks before the Euro Cup in France, the Dardenne will they succeed the coup hat? Two years after being away empty handed from the Croisette with Two Days, One Night, developers will try to make history by winning a Cannes Palme d’Or third, after those of Rosetta (1999) and The Child (2005) . This with one of the best French actresses of the moment, Adele Haenel, for a story to police accents, in which a doctor investigates the identity of a young woman she has indirectly let her die. Against a backdrop of “social fabric and deeply human” , as explained Olivier Gourmet, also in the cast.
Personal Shopper Olivier Assayas
Left again empty handed in 2014 with Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas is back on the Croisette, again in the company of Kristen Stewart, who plays in this tinged drama supernatural Maureen, a young American in Paris who makes his living as “ personal shopper ” for a celebrity. It also has an acute ability to communicate with spirits, she shared with her twin brother, Lewis, who died recently …
Just the end of the world Xavier Dolan
in order to silence the outset the most jaded, Thierry Fremaux has insisted on: “it is only the second time Xavier Dolan is competing. “ in fact, if one of the darlings of the Croisette, which hosted almost all his films in parallel or section Un Certain Regard (only Tom at the farm shortage the call), the Quebec filmmaker could compete for the Palme d’Or in 2014 with Mommy. By unanimity, his masterpiece was a time the favorite of the Festival before returning with the Right Honourable Jury Prize, tied with Farewell to Language Godard.
Having himself been a jury member last year, Dolan arrives again at Cannes with Just the end of the world, adaptation the eponymous play by Jean-Luc Lagarce, led by the cream of french cinema, Marion Cotillard Lea Seydoux through Vincent Cassel and Gaspard Ulliel. A star cast that will be the young “prodigy” the highly anticipated Palme d’Or.
My Loute Bruno Dumont
celebrated by Cannes with his first feature film (the Life of Jesus, who wins a special mention from the Camera d’Or in 1997), Bruno Dumont is accustomed authentic Cannes. Multiple award (L’Humanité, Flanders), the filmmaker returns this year on the Croisette with zany comedy my Loute , which provides – and this is rare in his career – a star cast. Led by Fabrice Luchini and Juliette Binoche, distribution contrasts with previous choices (as unprofessional!) The director. The only exception in this radical bias, Camille Claudel, 1915, which Binoche held the title role. Note that with this comedy, Dumont confirmed its appetite for comic (or burlesque), a taste that had discovered him with the mini-series P’tit Quinquin, also presented at Cannes.
Paterson Jim Jarmusch
Camera d’Or in 1984 with Stranger than Paradise, Palme d’Or for best short film in 1993 with Coffee and Cigarettes III Grand Prix in 2005 with Broken Flowers, Jim Jarmusch is back at Cannes with a feature film for the eighth time. Will stall he finally Palme d’Or which still lacks? Paterson , tells the story of a bus driver a poet in New Jersey. The main role is played by the Kylo Ren Star Wars:. Adam Driver
Staying Vertical Alain Guiraudie
After a sensation in 2012 with the unknown lake, Prize staged in Un Certain Regard, Alain Guiraudie returns with his fifth film, shot in Brest, whose synopsis is still secret but which the director simply stated that he was held in “ of France called deep “ and he designed” with the idea of making the unbelievable believable, the possible impossible and to make a great trip not very far from home, the closer and elsewhere to escape the corner of the street. “
Aquarius Kleber Mendonça Filho
its magnificent first feature film, neighboring sounds, had been selected for the Oscar foreign film in 2014 … the Brazilian Kleber Mendonça Filho is in competition with his second movie: Aquarius . Between drama and thriller, the film follows a retired music critic (played by the great actress Sonia Braga, particularly in view Milagro and Kiss of the Spider Woman) … able to travel in time.
Mal Stones Nicole Garcia
A second red carpet for Marion Cotillard , after climbing the stairs to the arms of Xavier Dolan, illuminate the Croisette under the eye of Nicole Garcia. History of absolute and impossible love nourished by scandal and frustration, Mal Stones is the third film by French director to compete for the Palme in 2002 after The Adversary and Selon Charlie in 2005. Accustomed to the Croisette, the latter also had the honors of the Cannes competition th n as an actress of My Uncle of America in La Petite Lili through the Other Ones. It also offers this year to his actor Louis Garrel his sixth in the race for the prize.
I, Daniel Blake Ken Loach
So we thought the retired, Ken Loach surprised everyone by returning to Cannes with a new feature: I, Daniel Blake . This is the thirteenth film that the filmmaker present in official competition. Having twice won the Jury Prize in 1993 for Raining Stones and La Part des Anges in 2012 and the Palme d’Or in 2006 for The Wind that Shakes, Ken Loach returns to the Croisette to – maybe – integrate the club of filmmakers with two Palmes! His new film tells the social woes of Daniel Blake, a 59-year carpenter forced to face multiple administrative aberrations when it discovers heart disease.
Ma’Rosa Brillante Mendoza
My Rosa sign the second passage in the official competition of the director Filipino Brillante Mendoza, who came to defend Serbis on the Croisette in 2008.
Bachelor Cristian Mungiu
golden Palm in 2007 with 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, the Romanian director Cristian Mungiu is back official competition with Bachelor , a drama about parent / child relationships. Selecting Mungiu is one of a subscriber to the filmmaker Cannes awards. In addition to the top award therefore, his previous feature film, Beyond the Hills, was awarded the Best Screenplay Award and a double Best Actress in 2012!
Loving Jeff Nichols
Four years after Mud – on the banks of the Mississippi, Jeff Nichols (whose Midnight Special is currently in theaters) returns to the Competition with Loving , a drama led by Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga and his favorite actor Michael Shannon. The history of the struggle of a mixed couple sentenced to exile in Virginia in 1958 for getting married. This will be the third Cannes presence of the young American filmmaker, who won the 2011 Grand Prix of the International Critics’ Week Take Shelter.
the Handmaiden (Agassi) Park Chan-wook
no, Agassi is not a biopic of American tennis … in reality, the plot of the Handmaiden is located in Korea and Japan in the 1930s and is interested in the fate of three characters on background and inheritance scam. Park Chan-wook is not at its first Cannes competition. After the Grand Prize awarded in 2004 to Old Boy, the filmmaker was awarded the Jury Prize – tied with Fish Tank – in 2009 for the horror film Thirst, this is my blood. South Korean director he will appeal again the jury this year?
The Last Face Sean Penn
Fifteen years after making The Pledge Sean Penn returns to Competition at Cannes with the Last Face , the story of a doctor working in Africa and humanitarian who falls in love with a colleague. For his return behind the camera, the President of the Jury of the 2008 edition (which had “webbed” The Class) including leading Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and French Adèle Exarchopoulos.
Sieranevada Cristi Puiu
Sieranevada is a “requiem” in the words of its director, the Romanian Cristi Puiu (already present on the Croisette in 2005 with the Death of Mr. Lazarescu in 2005 and Bridges of Sarajevo in 2014 ). This drama tells the story of a family gathering held to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the patriarch. Of course, nothing will happen as planned … With selections Cristi Puiu and Cristian Mungiu (with Bachelor ), Romanian cinema will have two representatives on the Croisette this year.
the Paul Verhoeven
This is the second time that Paul Verhoeven is part of the Official Selection at Cannes in competition, after coming to present Basic Instinct in 1992. it is the first French film of the filmmaker who adapts the novel sulfur Philippe Djian “Oh …” with, in the leading roles, Isabelle Huppert, Virginie Efira Laurent Laffite and Charles Berling. She recounts the painful fascination qu’entretient a divorced woman with a troubled past for the man who raped her.
The Neon Demon Nicolas Winding Refn
Juror sides to Jane Campion in 2014, Nicolas Winding Refn returns to the other side of the barrier and returns to the Competition for the third time in his career. Three years after being unseated – to say not disappointed – those waiting for Only God Forgives a result of Drive, Jury Prize in 2011, the Dane will plunge this time Elle Fanning and Keanu Reeves in what qualifies Thierry Fremaux “of cannibal horror film among top models” . Arguably the most rock’n’roll feature of this selection on paper
Cannes 2016 -. The films Out of Competition
Cafe Society Woody Allen – Opening
accustomed among the regulars at Cannes, Woody Allen will be honored during the opening night with his Cafe Society , presented out of competition will bring together two of the most brilliant figures of Hollywood today, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in a movie about the Hollywood of the 30s the promise of a glamorous red carpet festivities start since also part of the cast Blake Lively, Steve Carell and Parker Posey.
the BFG Steven Spielberg
President of the jury in 2013, Steven Spielberg will present world premiere his Bon Gros public Géant Cannes, outside compet ‘. Adapted from the novel Children of Roald Dahl success, this fantasy adventure film combines live action and computer graphics view and that’s Mark Rylance, recent Oscar winner for her role in the previous film Spielberg’s The Bridge of Spies, who will play the giant soft heart.
Goksung Hong-jin Na
Hong-jin Na is back in Cannes with the thriller Goksung , according to an inspector and a shaman who team up for a mysterious … the investigation south Korean director is a regular on the Croisette. Presented in Midnight Screening in 2008, his first film The Chaser had enthused the festival. Three years later, The Murderer was presented in the Un certain regard.
Money Monster Jodie Foster
Five years after the the Beaver, the Jodie Foster film director returns Out of Competition with Money Monster . This Thriller , which marks the reunion with George Clooney and Julia Roberts screen more than a decade after Ocean’s Twelve, said the hostage-taking of an influential television personality and guru finance on Wall Street. Note that Jodie Foster has experienced the joys of Cannes child festivities in the mid 70s, with the Alice films is no longer here and Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese. Stranger to the Croisette, therefore, unlike Julia Roberts, who go up the famous steps for the first time in his career.
The Nice Guys Shane Black
The last time Ryan Gosling came to Cannes was with Lost River, his directorial debut. Two years later, the actor who soared through Drive , is back. And on the screen at that. In The Nice Guys Shane Black, who had the honors of the Croisette with the Midnight Screening of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang in 2005, the actor teamed with Russell Crowe for a history of detectives who investigate alleged suicide in Los Angeles 70s with the king of buddy movie at the controls, needless to say, the film feels good humor and action. And the crazy class.
Gimme Danger Jim Jarmusch
Bu San-Haeng Yeon Sang-Ho
The Last Beach Thanos Anastopoulos and Davide Del Degan
L’Ultima Spiaggia (the Last beach) is a documentary in resonance with current events, out of competition in Special Screenings, made by a Greek, Thanos Anastopoulos, and Italian Davide Del Degan, which shows how the inhabitants live from the banks of Italy and Greece since their day has been altered by migrants from Syria and Iraq.
Hissene Habre, Chadian tragedy Haroun
Third Cannes presence for Haroun. After A Screaming Man (Jury Prize in 2010) and Grigris presented in Competition, the African filmmaker unveiled on the Croisette Hissene Habre, a Chadian tragedy , this time in Special Screenings. A feature documentary on the Hissene Habre victims regime, President of Chad between 1982 and 1990.
The Death of Louis XIV Albert Serra
the eternal Jean-Pierre Léaud is back on the Croisette! Whoever turned to François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard and Philippe Garrel plays a dying Sun King to the Spanish director Albert Serra in … The Death of Louis XIV . A theme dear macabre Serra who had staged there 3 years Story of My Death!
Exile Rithy Panh
Named to Caesar and Oscar for his latest film the Missing picture, Rithy Panh has already introduced a new documentary on Cambodia called Exile. Festival regular, Rithy Panh has already presented a film in official competition in 1994 with Rice People. This time it is in Special Screenings he presents his latest creation, in the tradition of his previous documentaries also unveiled at Cannes: S-21, the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine in 2003 and The Image Missing in 2013.
the dunce Paul Vecchiali
the dunce, the still youthful Paul Vecchiali (85 years), will be unveiled at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. A drama set on a decade, during which the relationship between a father (played by Vecchiali) and his son (Pascal Cervo) will clash cancer (an anagram of “dunce”) … Catherine Deneuve Edith Scob and Mathieu Amalric, among others, are also in the cast of this film of a filmmaker who made his first feature film in the early 60s.