Cannes Film Festival 2016

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The Red Turtle The Red Turtle
The Red Turtle and The Transfiguration
After The Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (Country: Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Stars: Kirin Kiki, Hiroshi Abe, Rirî Furankî, Yôko Maki, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Satomi Kobayashi, Isao Hashizume, Taiyô Yoshizawa)
A writer tries to reconnect with his family.
Apprentice (Country: France, Germany, Singapore; Year: 2016; Director: Boo Junfeng ; Writer: Boo Junfeng ; Stars: Wan Hanafi Su, Firdaus Rahman, Gerald Chew, Crispian Chan, Boon Pin Koh, Mastura Ahmad, Sean Tobin, Nickson Cheng, Ong Chao Hong)
Prison drama about a young warden who befriends the jail's executioner.
Beyond The Mountains And Hills (Country: Israel; Year: 2016; Director: Eran Kolirin)
No details are available yet regarding this follow up to The Band's Visit.
Captain Fantastic (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Matt Ross; Writer: Matt Ross; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Erin Moriarty, Missi Pyle, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Ann Dowd, Annalise Basso, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Shree Crooks, Nicholas Hamilton, Richard Beal, Alan Humphrey, Ralph Smith), Trailer
A dad who has raised his kids in the forest is forced to take them on a road trip.
Clash (Eshtebak) (Year: 2016; Director: Mohamed Diab; Writer: Khaled Diab, Mohamed Diab; Stars: Nelly Karim, Mohamed El Sebaii)
Drama set in a crowded police truck holding pro and anti-Muslim Brotherhood members in the wake of a 2013 protest.
Hell Or High Water Hell Or High Water
Hell Or High Water and Captain Fantastic
The Dancer (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto; Writer: Stéphanie Di Giusto, Giovanni Lista, Sarah Thibau; Stars: Lily-Rose Melody Depp, Mélanie Thierry, Gaspard Ulliel, Louis Garrel, William Houston, Soko, François Damiens, David Bowles, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Petra Buckova, James Flynn, Frans Boyer, Charlie Morgan)
The story of the rivalry between Loie Fuller and Isadora Duncan.
Dogs (Caini) (Country: France, Romania, Bulgaria; Year: 2016; Director: Bogdan Mirica; Writer: Bogdan Mirica; Stars: Dragos Bucur, Gheorghe Visu, Vlad Ivanov, Costel Cascaval, Constantin Cojocaru, Raluca Aprodu, Catalin Paraschiv, Emilian Oprea, Valeri Yordanov, Ela Ionescu, Corneliu Cozmei, Caroline Bera, Miriam Marincea, Dumitru Stegarescu, Manol Gherusin)
A man trying to offload his grandad's land discovers the patriarch was a local crime lord.
The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki (Hymyilävi Mies) (Country: Finland; Year: 2016; Director: Juho Kuosmanen; Writer: Juho Kuosmanen, Mikko Myllylahti; Stars: Eero Milonoff, Joonas Saartamo, Oona Airola, Jarkko Lahti, Marko Wilskman, Juha Mäkinen, Tuomo Kemppainen, John Bosco Jr.)
Finland, 1962. Boxer Olli Mäki is 26 years old and in love. Expected to win a bout against an American, but he would rather be with his girlfriend than train.
Harmonium (Country: Japan, France; Year: 2016; Director: Kôji Fukada; Writer: Kôji Fukada; Stars: Mariko Tsutsui, Tadanobu Asano, Kanji Furutachi)
When a man who runs a workshop hires an old friend, trouble brews for his family.
Hell Or High Water (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: David Mackenzie; Writer: Taylor Sheridan; Stars: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Katy Mixon, Kevin Rankin, Dale Dickey, Gil Birmingham, Melanie Papalia, Buck Taylor, Debrianna Mansini, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Amber Midthunder, Gregory Cruz, Dylan Kenin, Alma Sisneros)
A man and his ex-con brother hatch a plot to try to save their family farm.
Harmonium Harmonium
Harmonium and The Student
Inversion (Country: Iran; Year: 2016; Director: Behnam Behzadi)
As pollution levels rise a woman faces a difficult choice in Tehran.
The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (La Larga Noche De Francisco Sanctis) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2016; Director: Francisco Márquez, Andrea Testa; Stars: Rafael Federman, Valeria Lois, Laura Paredes, Romina Pinto, Marcelo Subiotto, Diego Velázquez)
A man faces a dilemma over whether to help to men wanted by the dictatorship.
Pericles The Black (Pericle Il Nero) (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Stefano Mordini; Writer: Giuseppe Ferrandino; Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Marina Foïs, Nissim Renard, Gigio Morra, Valentina Acca)
A mobster has a change of heart after falling for a woman.
Personal Affairs (Omor Shakhsiya) (Country: Israel; Year: 2016; Director: Maha Haj)
Debut film, details not yet known.
The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rouge) (Country: France, Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Michael Dudok de Wit; Writer: Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran; Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy)
The life of a castaway on a desert island.
The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki
The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki and The Dancer
The Student (Uchenik) (Country: Russia; Year: 2016; Director: Kirill Serebrennikov; Writer: Kirill Serebrennikov, based on the play by Marius von Mayenburg; Stars: Yuliya Aug, Viktoriya Isakova, Pyotr Skvortsov, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Aleksandra Revenko)
A teenager becomes a religious zealot and mounts a campaign against his biology teacher.
The Transfiguration (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Michael O'Shea; Writer: Michael O'Shea; Stars: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Larry Fessenden, Aaron Moten, Danny Flaherty)
Tale of love, loss and vampires.

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