The 69th Festival de Cannes, the largest global rendezvous of cinema, unrolls its red carpet from May 11 to 22, 2016 for the stars of 21 films selected in the official selection.
The Festival de Cannes 2016 has selected 52 films from 30 countries on the 1,869 proposed that the Juries in the different selections will have to reward the most prestigious awards in the world. The stars featuring in these films and many more are preparing for the Marches Rouges of celebrity and dream and the City of Cannes is holding its breath in anticipation of celebrations and ceremonies that enliven La Croisette and the sumptuous villas every year.
A 7th Art Jury
A very feminine jury with four women out of nine “very Cinema” personalities will have the delicate task of concocting, chaired by Australian filmmaker George Miller, one of those “surprise palmarès” like Cannes has the secret of, by awarding the Palme d’Or and other prizes in the official competition.
All members belong to the world of the 7th art. On the charm and beauty side, one finds the American actress Kirsten Dunst and the Italian Valeria Golino (actress and director), the French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, the Iranian producer Katayoon Shahabi. As for the male leads, the actors: the very British Canadian Donald Sutherland, the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and directors: the French Arnaud Desplechin and the Hungarian Laszlo Nemes.
Crowned with numerous awards
This palette of international actresses and actors and filmmakers are themselves crowned with numerous awards. Already a star in London before the consecration in Hollywood, Donald Sutherland played a leading role in the cult film MASH by Robert Altman, Palme d’Or in 1970 and has embodied a masterful Casanova for Federico Fellini, released in 1976. Kirsten Dunst won the Best Actress award in 2011 for Melancholia by Lars von Trier. Mads Mikkelsen was honored with the Best Actor prize in 2012 for The Hunt. Laszlo Nemes walked the Red Marches last year with The Son of Saul which earned him the Grand Jury Prize before he won the Oscar for Best Foreign film in 2016. Valeria Golino starred in Barry Levinson‘s Rain Man (1988) and made films with many Italian directors including Respiro, before going behind the camera in 2013.
La Croisette welcomes films from 30 countries
Running for the Festival de Cannes 2016 Palme d’Or, many well-established on the Croisette like Spain’s Pedro Almodovar, the American Jim Jarmusch, the Dardenne brothers from Belgium. Jim Jarmusch comes back with Paterson featuring Adam Driver. Two-time Palme d’Or for Rosetta and L’Enfant, the Dardenne brothers try some sort of hat-trick with The Unknown Girl with Adèle Haenel. Pedro Almodovar will present Julieta, his sixth film in competition. Sean Penn, will walk the Marches Rouges with Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and Adèle Exarchopoulos for The Last Face.
Alain Guiraudie with Rester Vertical, Nicole Garcia with Mal de Pierres (with Marion Cotillard) and Bruno Dumont with Ma Loute, a burlesque thriller starring Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche and Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, will carry the colors of the France in the competition.
The Palme d’Or will be announced on stage during the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 22 May and will be screened in the presence of the Jury and the team of the rewarded film.
Festival de Cannes 2016 selection
Opening film: Café Society – Woody Allen
Toni Erdmann – Maen Ade
Julieta – Pedro Almodovar
American Honey – Andrea Arnold
La Fille Inconnue – Les Frères Dardenne
Personal Shopper – Olivier Assayas
Juste la Fin du Monde – Xavier Dolan
Paterson – Jim Jarmusch
Rester Vertical – Alain Guiraudie
Aquarius – Kleber Mendonça Filho
Mal de Pierres – Nicole Garcia
Moi, Daniel Blake – Ken Loach
Ma’Rosa – Brillante Mendoza
Baccalauréat – Cristian Mungiu
Loving – Jeff Nichols
Agassi – Park Chan-Wook
The Last Face – Sean Penn
Sieranevada – Cristi Puiu
Elle – Paul Verhoeven
The Neon Demon – Nicolas Winding Refn
The Salesman – Asghar Farhadi
Out of compétition:
Le Bon Gros Géant – Steven Spielberg
The Nice Guys – Shane Black
Goksung – Na Hong-Jin
Money Monster – Jodie Foster
Gimme Danger – Jim Jarmusch en présence d’Iggy Pop
Bu-San-Haeng – Yeon Sang-Ho
Blood Father – Jean-François Richet
Le Cancre – Paul Vecchiali
Mort de Louis XIV – Albert Serra
Hissein Habré Une Tragédie Tchadienne – Mohamamat-Saleh Haroun
L’Ultima Spiaggia – Thanos Anastopoulos & Davide Del Degan
Wrong Elements – Jonathan Littell
La Forêt de Quniconces – Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
Chouf – Karim Dridi
Un Certain Regard Selection
Opening film: Eshtebak – Mohamed Diab
After the Storm – Kore-Eda Hirokazu
La Tortue Rouge – Michael Dudok De Wit
La Larga Noche – Francisco Márquez & Andrea Testa
The Transfiguration – Michael O’Shea
Varoonegi – Behnam Behzadi
Apprentice – Boo Junfeng
Voir du Pays – Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin
La Danseuse – Stéphanie Di Giusto
Fuchi Ni Tatsu – Fukada Kôji
Omor Shakhsiya – Maha Haj
Me’ever Laharim Vehagvaot – Eran Kolirin
Hell or High Water – David Mackenzie