Cannes Film Festival 2016: week one highlights

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. Filed under: Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars International Stars

A rundown of key events during the first week of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, which opens Wednesday, May 11.

"Café Society," directed by Woody Allen, opens the 69th Cannes Film Festival, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. © Mars Film

“Café Society,” directed by Woody Allen, opens the 69th Cannes Film Festival, Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
© Mars Film

Wednesday, May 11
– Opening Ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival hosted by Laurent Lafitte
– Screening of “Café Society” by Woody Allen (Out of Competition – opening film)

Thursday, May 12
– Screening of “Staying Vertical” by Alain Guiraudie (In Competition)
– Screening of “Sieranevada” by Cristi Puiu (In Competition)
– Screening of “Money Monster” by Jodie Foster (Out of Competition)
– Opening of the “Un Certain Regard” selection with “Clash” by Mohamed Diab
– Opening of “Directors’ Fortnight” with “Sweet Dreams” by Marco Bellocchio
– Golden Coach prize giving, won by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki
– Screening of “Masculin Féminin” by Jean-Luc Godard (Cannes Classics)
– Screening of “Valmont” by Milos Forman (Cannes Classics)

Friday, May 13
– Screening of “Slack Bay” by Bruno Dumont (In Competition)
– Screening of  “I, Daniel Blake” by Ken Loach (In Competition)
– Screening of “Train to Busan” by Yeon Sang-Ho (Out of Competition)
– Screening of “Exile” by Rithy Panh (Special Screenings)
– Screening of “The Dancer” by Stéphanie DiGiusto (Un Certain Regard)
– Screening of “After Love” by Joachim Lafosse (Directors’ Fortnight)

Saturday, May 14
– Screening of “The Handmaiden” by Park Chan-Wook (In Competition)
– Screening of “Toni Erdmann” by Maren Ade (In Competition)
– Screening of “The BFG” by Steven Spielberg (Out of Competition)
– Screening of “Wrong Elements” by Jonathan Littell (Special Screenings)
– Screening of  “Like Crazy” by Paolo Virzi (Directors’ Fortnight)
– Screening of “A Man and a Woman” by Claude Lelouch (Cannes Classics)

Sunday, May 15
– Screening of “From the Land of the Moon” by Nicole Garcia (In Competition)
– Screening of “American Honey” by Andrea Arnold (In Competition)
– Screening of “The Nice Guys” by Shane Black (Out of Competition)
– Screening of “Tour de France” by Rachid Djaïdani (Directors’ Fortnight)

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