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2016 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup, Including New Films From Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster and Many More

2016 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup, Including New Films From Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster and Many More

The annual Cannes Film Festival is just around the corner, and that means one thing: Time for a wickedly early (if you’re not lucky enough to be on the ground in France already) announcement of the festival’s main lineup. The 69th edition of the festival stuck to tradition, and announced every title in competition (along with Un Certain Regard titles and other assorted offerings) during a morning press conference that promised a flurry of activity and a level of giddy joy rarely matched in the cinephile world.

This year’s lineup includes plenty of expected titles, from out of competition offerings like Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG” and Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” to no less than two new films from Jim Jarmusch (his Adam Driver-starring “Paterson” and an Iggy Pop doc), along with films from Andrea Arnold, Jeff Nichols, Sean Penn, Olivier Assayas, the Dardenne brothers, Nicolas Winding Refn and many, many more.

As previously announced, Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” will open the 69th edition of the festival, playing out of competition. “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller will preside over the jury picking the Palme d’Or winner.

Check out the full lineup below.

READ MORE: Cannes Wish List: 44 Films We Hope Make the Festival’s 2016 Lineup

Toni Erdman,” directed by Maren Ade
Julieta,” directed by Pedro Almodovar
Personal Shopper,” directed by Olivier Assayas
American Honey,” directed by Andrea Arnold
The Unknown Girl,” directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
It’s Only the End of the World,” directed by Xavier Dolan
Slack Bay,” directed by Bruno Dumont
Paterson,” directed by Jim Jarmusch
Rester Vertical,” directed by Alain Guiraudie
Aquarius,” directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho
From the Land of the Moon,” directed by Nicole Garcia
I, Daniel Blake,” directed by Ken Loach
Ma’Rosa,” directed by Brillante Mendoza
Bacalaureat,” directed by Cristian Mungiu
Loving,” directed by Jeff Nichols
The Handmaiden,” 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 and Andrea Testa
Caini,” directed by Bogdan Mirica
Pericle Il Nero,” directed by Stefano Mordini
Captain Fantastic,” directed by Matt Ross
The Transfiguration,” directed by Michael O’Shea
Uchenik,” directed by Kirill Serebrennikov

Out of Competition
The BFG,” directed by Steven Spielberg
Goksung,” directed by Na Hong-Jin
Money Monster,” directed by Jodie Foster
The Nice Guys,” directed by Shane Black

Special Screenings
L’ultima Spiaggia,” directed by Thanos Anastopoulous and Davide del Degan
A Chad Tragedy,” directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
The Death of Louis XIV,” directed by Albert Serra
Le Cancre,” directed by Paul Vecchiali

Midnight Screenings
Gimme Danger,” directed by Jim Jarmusch
The Train to Busan,” directed by Yeon Sang-Ho

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 11-22.

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Check out a trailer from last year’s Palme d’Or winner, “Dheepan,” up above.

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