Cannes film festival is all set to begin in less than 48 hours from now and excitement about it is on full swing. From stars to fans, everyone is craving for the dosage that is all set to be served in coming few days.
As the curtains will rise on the 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival – starting from May 11 to May 22 – there are several movies which have been listed to race and grace the festival.
This year the jury will be headed by director George Miller, best known for his work Mad Max: Fury Road, and he will be joined by Kirsten Dunst, ‘Hannibal’ star Mads Mikkkelsen, Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Paradis, Katayoon Shahabi, Laslo Nemes (of Son of Saul fame), Arnaud Desplechin and Valeria Golino on the jury.
Before the event goes on floor, here are a few of the films that will keep jury talking for coming days.
1: The BFG by Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is returning to Cannes with The BFG; earlier he had premiered both E.T. and The Color Purple in 1980s. Based on the 1982 book by Roald Dahl, The BFG (short for Big Friendly Giant) is Spielberg’s first live action 3D film.
2: Money Monster by Jodie Foster
Watching George Clooney and Julia Roberts in not new for audiences but add Jodie Foster and things do get interesting. This time Cannes is all set to be graced by Money Monster, which presents story of a TV host and his producer being held hostage by one of its investors.
3: Loving by Jeff Nichols
After receiving much praise for Midnight Special and Mud, director Jeff Nichols is all set to style the event with emotional favours of loving, which stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in the lead roles.
4: Woody Allen’s Café Society
For the third Woody Allen will be opening Cannes Film Festival and this time he is coming up with Café Society, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart. The vintage setting and Eisenberg-Stewart chemistry are the highlights which make this film worth praising.
5: Personal Shopper by Oliver Assayas
Kristen Stewart has more to enthral this time, she will also be featured in Personal Shopper by Oliver Assayas – a “ghost story set in the Parisienne fashion underworld” – for which the actress had won prestigious César award (the only American actress to have won one).
6: Shane Black’s The Nice Guys
World’s worst detectives comes to competition for the best as Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling starrer ‘The Nice Guys’ enters Cannes 2016. Directed by Shane Black the film comes with humour and outstanding acting by the stars.
7: Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta
Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suarez feature in this film, playing the younger and older versions of the title character. Almodovar’s film is based on three short stories from Alice Munro’s 2004 book Runaway.
8: The Unknown Girl – Dardenne Brothers
More of a prestige fight comes into foray with we talk about The Unknown Girl – the reason behind this are the Dardenne brothers and its César winning actress Adèle Haenel. The film unwraps the story of a doctor who wants to find out the identity of a young woman who dies after she is refused surgery.
9: It’s Only the End of the World by Xavier Dolan
Hitting almost every must-watch at Cannes list, the film is finally here and we have no doubt over the huge expectations riding onto it. It is about a writer revisiting his family after several years to inform them that he is dying.
10: Jim Jarmusch – Gimme Danger and Paterson
Like Kristen, Jarmusch also have two films in offering this Cannes. Paterson will be offered in Adam Driver and Gimme Danger.