Cannes Film Festival 2016

View other Cannes Film Festival Films by strand: Cannes Classics, Directors' Fortnight, Midnight Screenings, Official Competition, Special Screenings, Un Certain Regard

Mimosas Mimosas
Mimosas and In Bed With Victoria
Apnée (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Jean-Christophe Meurisse; Stars: Maxence Tual, Céline Fuhrer, Thomas Scimeca)
The misadventures of three bosom friends.
Arnie (Country: Taiwan, Philippines; Year: 2016; Director: Rina B Tsou)
Short film.
Ascension (Ascensão) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2016; Director: Pedro Peralta)
During the sunrise, a group of peasants tries to rescue the body of a young man from a well.
Campo De Viboras (Vipers' Field) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2016; Director: Cristèle Alves Meira; Writer: Cristèle Alves Meira; Stars: Ana Padrão, Simão Cayatte, Ana Brito e Cunha, Ludovic Berthillot, Jacqueline Corado)
Delusion Is Redemption To Those In Distress (Year: 2016; Director: Fellipe Fernande; Writer: Fellipe Fernande)
Raw Raw
Raw and One Week And A Day
Diamond Island (Country: Cambodia; Year: 2016; Director: Davy Chou)
A young man leaves his village to work in the construction industry and encounters his estranged older brother - who introduces him to the world of the middle class.
Happy Times Will Come Soon (I tempi felici verranno presto) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2016; Director: Alessandro Comodin; Writer: Alessandro Comodin, Milena Magnani; Stars: Sabrina Seyvecou, Erikas Sizonovas, Luca Bernardi, Carlo Rigoni, Marco Giordana, Paolo Viano, Marinella Cichello)
Prisoners in the past are linked to the present when a woman finds a strange hole in the forest.
In Bed With Victoria (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Justine Triet; Writer: Justine Triet; Stars: Laure Calamy, Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Emmanuelle Lanfray, Laurent Poitrenaux, Melvil Poupaud)
Comedy about a single mum trying to strike a balance in her life.
Opening film
In Me (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Laetitia Casta; Writer: Laetitia Casta)
A director goes to the opera of Paris for the shooting of his next film. In loss of inspiration, he's looking for loopholes in the face of his loneliness and his fear of failure.
Closing film. Short.
Kitty (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Chloë Sevigny; Writer: Paul Bowles, Chloë Sevigny; Stars: Ione Skye, Lee Meriwether, Edie Yvonne)
A little girl dreams of becoming a kitten.
Closing film. Short.
L’Enfance D’Un Chef (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Antoine de Bary)
Limbo (Country: Greece; Year: 2016; Director: Konstantina Kotzamani; Writer: Konstantina Kotzamani)
Mimosas (Country: France, Spain, Morocco; Year: 2016; Director: Oliver Laxe; Writer: Oliver Laxe, Santiago Fillol ; Stars: Abdelatif Hwidar, Ilham Oujri, Shakib Ben Omar, Ahmed Hammoud, Hamid Farjad, Said Agli, Margarita Albores, Laaziza Ikram, Moe Mohamed Oummad, Ahmed El Othmani)
Faust meets Arabic myth in the Moroccan desert.
Oh What a Wonderful Feeling (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: François Jaros; Writer: François Jaros; Stars: Stars: Ellen David, Karelle Tremblay, Louis Negin, Frédérike Bédard, Patrice Beauchesne, Tania Kontoyanni, Sarah Pellerin, Dominique Laurence, François Lambert, Catherine Hughes, Zachary Tremblay, Marguerite Laurence)
One Week And A Day (Country: Israel; Year: 2016; Director: Asaph Polonsky; Writer: Asaph Polonsky; Stars: Uri Gavriel, Tomer Kapon, Jenya Dodina, Shai Avivi, Sharon Alexander, Carmit Mesilati Kaplan)
In the span of a day, a grieving father steals medicinal marijuana from a hospice, skips work and hangs out with his estranged neighbor's son while his wife tries to get back to her daily routine as she fights off school teachers, stray kittens and dental clinic workers.
Prenjak (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2016; Director: Wregas Bhanuteja)
Raw (Grave) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Julia Ducournau; Writer: Julia Ducournau; Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Bouli Lanners, Joana Preiss, Marion Vernoux, )
A girl from a family of vegetarians decides to eat raw meat for the first time with unexpected consequences.
Smile (Bon Figure) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Sandrine Kiberlain; Writer: Sandrine Kiberlain)
Short film, one of three closing the festival.
Closing film. Short.
Le Soldat Vierge (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Erwan Le Duc )
Superbia (Country: Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2016; Director: Luca Toth; Writer: Luca Toth)
Tramontane (Country: France, Lebanon; Year: 2016; Director: Vatche Boulghourjian; Writer: Vatche Boulghourjian; Stars: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Odette Makhlouf, Michel Adabachi, Toufic Barakat, Sajed Amer, Nassim Khodr, Raymond Haddouni, Georges Diab, Abido Bacha)
A young blind man is forced to make a road trip after discovering his ID document is a forgery.
A Yellow Bird (Country: Singapore; Year: 2016; Director: K Rajagopal; Writer: K Rajagopal)
A man just released from prison is not welcomed home by his mother. Eager to locate his wife and daughter to build a new home, he instead learns that his past actions have led to irreversible tragedy.

59th New York Film Festival early bird highlights Futura, Jane By Charlotte, James Baldwin: From Another Place and The Velvet Underground

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:


Calvert Journal Film Festival
Calvert Journal Film Festival



London Film Festival

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.