Cannes Film Festival 2016

The feature length films in the programme are below. The programme is completed by 12 shorts.

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

Divines Divines
Divines and After Love
After Love (L’économie Du Couple) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Fanny Burdino, Joachim Lafosse, Mazarine Pingeot, Thomas van Zuylen; Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Marthe Keller, Cédric Kahn, Catherine Salée, Tibo Vandenborre, Margaux Soentjens, Jade Soentjens, Francesco Italiano, Annick Johnson, Philippe Jeusette, Ariane Rousseau, Pascal Rogard)
After they split, a couple continue to share a house because of financial constraints.
The Aquatic Effect (L’Effet Aquatique, The Together Project) (Country: France, Iceland; Year: 2016; Director: Sólveig Anspach; Writer: Sólveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget; Stars: Samir Guesmi, Florence Loiret Caille, Philippe Rebbot, Estéban, Stéphane Soo Mongo, Olivia Côte, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Ágúst Bjarnason, Samer Bisharat, Frosti Runólfsson, Didda Jónsdóttir)
A builder falls for a swimmer and starts swimming lessons in a bid to catch her eye.
Divines (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Houda Benyamina; Writer: Houda Benyamina, Romain Compingt, Malik Rumeau; Stars: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda, Yasin Houicha, Majdouline Idrissi, Bass Dhem)
Story of an Arabic drug dealer in a Parisian ghetto.
Dog Eat Dog (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Paul Schrader; Writer: Edward Bunker, Paul Schrader, Matthew Wilder; Stars: Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Louisa Krause, Paul Schrader, Melissa Bolona, Magi Avila, John Patrick Jordan, Omar J. Dorsey, Reynaldo Gallegos, Chelsea Mee, Kayla Perkins, Johanna McGinley, Logan Fry, Jessica Sonneborn, Christopher Matthew Cook)
Two former convicts are torn between going straight and returning to their old lives.
Closing film.
Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (Country: Chile, Japan, France; Year: 2016; Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky; Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky; Stars: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Adan Jodorowsky, Jeremias Herskovits, Leandro Taub, Ali Ahmad Sa'Id Esber, Carolyn Carlson, Kaori Ito, Hugo Marín)
Biographical tale of the director's own youth.
Dog Eat Dog Dog Eat Dog
Dog Eat Dog and Mean Dreams
Fiore (Country: Italy; Year: 2016; Director: Claudio Giovannesi; Writer: Claudio Giovannesi; Stars: Aniello Arena, Daphne Scoccia, Josciua Algeri, Laura Vasiliu, Valerio Mastandrea)
Romance blooms in a juvenile detention centre.
Like Crazy (La Pazza Gioia) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2016; Director: Paolo Virzì; Writer: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì; Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Anna Galiena, Valentina Carnelutti, Stefano Scherini, Marco Messeri, Bob Messini, Tommaso Ragno, Elena Lietti, Roberto Rondelli, Carlotta Brentan, Francesca Della Ragione)
Two delusional mental health patients escape from their institution and go on a series of misadventures.
The Lives Of Thérèse (Les Vies De Thérèse) (Year: 2016; Director: Sebastien Lifshitz)
Consideration of the life of feminist Therese Clerc.
Mean Dreams (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Nathan Morlando; Writer: Kevin Coughlin, Ryan Grassby; Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, Bill Paxton, Colm Feore, Vickie Papavs, Ryan Blakely, Matt Connors, Tara Nicodemo, Janine Davies)
Thriller about two teens who are desperate to escape their abusive lives but find their problems exacerbated by a corrupt cop.
Mercenary (Mercenaire) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Sacha Wolff; Writer: Sacha Wolff; Stars: Toki Pilioko, Iliana Zabeth, Laurent Pakihivatau, Mikaele Tuugahala, Petalo Sealeu)
Story of a migrant who joins a French rugby team.
Endless Poetry Endless Poetry
Endless Poetry and Neruda
My Life As A Courgette (Ma Vie De Courgette) (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2016; Director: Claude Barras; Writer: Gilles Paris, Morgan Navarro, Céline Sciamma, Germano Zullo; Stars: Voices of: Michel Vuillermoz, Natacha Koutchoumov, Paulin Jaccoud, Brigitte Rosset, Adrien Barazzone, Véronique Montel, Monica Budde, Anne-Laure Brasey, Estelle Hennard, Jean-Claude Issenmann, Sixtine Murat, Raul Ribera, Elliot Sanchez, Gaspard Schlatter, Lou Wick)
Stop-motion story of a boy, who is sent to a group home for orphans after the death of his mum.
Neruda (Country: France, Spain, Argentina, Chile; Year: 2016; Director: Pablo Larraín; Writer: Guillermo Calderón; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Pablo Derqui, Mercedes Morán, Marcelo Alonso, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell, Francisco Reyes, Diego Muñoz, Michael Silva)
Story of the Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his homeland.
Psycho Raman (Country: India; Year: 2016; Director: Anurag Kashyap; Writer: Vasan Bala; Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Anuschka Sawhney, Mukesh Chhabra, Sobhita Dhuliwala)
Story of Raman Raghav, a Mumbai serial killer.
Risk (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2016; Director: Laura Poitras; Stars: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum)
Documentary about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Sweet Dreams (Fai Bei Sogni) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2016; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Massimo Gramellini; Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Valerio Mastandrea, Fabrizio Gifuni, Guido Caprino, Barbara Ronchi, Linda Messerklinger, Ferdinando Vetere, Lorenzo Monti)
A journalist struggles to cope with the death of his mum, who passed away when he was only nine years old.
Opening film.
My Life As A Courgette My Life As A Courgette
My Life As A Courgette and Two Lovers And A Bear
Tour De France (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Rachid Djaidani; Writer: Rachid Djaidani; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Louise Grinberg, Mabo Koyate, Nicolas Martheu, Sadek)
Story of an unlikely friendship between a builder and a rapper.
Two Lovers And A Bear (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Kim Nguyen; Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan, Gordon Pinsent, John Ralston, Joel Gagne, Ash Catherwood, Joseph Nakogee, Yvonne E. Davidson, Chip Chuipka, Denis Lapalme, Johnny Issaluk, Jennifer Soucie, Brady Power, Phoenix Wilson, Justin Edward Seale)
A lonely man and woman look for love in a small town near the North Pole.
Wolf And Sheep (Country: Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat)
Story of Afghan shepherds set against the backdrop of war.

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