Cannes 2016: Line-up announced

Steven Spielberg, Nicolas Winding Refn and Jim Jarmusch are among those with new films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

It’s that time of year again when the world of movies and its figurative wife divert their attentions to the French Riviera when art cinema’s merry prankster, Thierry Frémaux, finally puts an end to the months of heated conjecture and announces the line-up to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

We’ll be on the ground covering all the big screenings and reporting on all the big revelations as and when they happen, but in the meantime, here are the films that make up this year’s official selection…

Opening Film

Café Society by Woody Allen


Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade
Julieta by Pedro Almodóvar
American Honey by Andrea Arnold
From the Land of the Moon by Nicole Garcia
The Unknown Woman by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas
It’s Only the End of the World by Xavier Dolan
Slack Bay by Bruno Dumont
Paterson by Jim Jarmusch
Stay Vertical Alain Guiraudie
Aquarius by Kleber Mendonça-Filho
I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach
Ma’ Rosa Brillante Mendoza
Family Photos by Cristian Mungiu
Loving by Jeff Nichols
The Handmaiden by Park Chan-wook
The Last Face by Sean Penn
Sierra-Nevada by Cristi Puiu
Elle by Paul Verhoeven
The Neon Demon by Nicolas Winding Refn

Out of Competition

Goksung by Na Hong-Jin
Money Monster by Jodie Foster
The Nice Guys by Shane Black
Give Me Danger by Jim Jarmusch
Bu-san Haeng by Yeon Sang-ho
Hisein Habré, Une Tragedie by Mahmat-Saleh Haroun
La Mort de Louis XIV by Albert Serra
La Cancre by Paul Vecchiali

Un Certain Regard

Varoonegi by Behnam Behzadi
La Danseuse by Stéphanie De Gusto
Eshtebak by Mohamed Diab
La Torte Rouge by Michel dudok de Wit
Funci Ni Tatsu by Koji Fukada
Me’Ever Laharim Vehagvaot by Eran Kolirin
After the Storm by Hirokazu Koreeda
Hymyilevä Mies by Juho Kuosmanen
La Large Noche de Francsisco by Francisco Márquez and Andrea Testa
Dogs by Bogdan Mirca
Pericle il Nero de Stefano Mordini
Transfiguration by Michael O’Shea
Captain Fantastic by Matt Ross
Uchenik by Kirill Serebrennikov

The 69th Cannes Film Festival runs 11-22 May. For more info visit

Published 14 Apr 2016

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