Personal Shopper

The competition line-up for our most-anticipated cinema-related event of the year has arrived. With a jury headed up by George Miller, early this morning, the 2016 Cannes Film Festival announced their slate. The competition line-up includes some of our most-anticipated films of the year, including the DardennesThe Unknown Girl, Olivier AssayasPersonal Shopper, Andrea Arnold‘s American Honey, Jim Jarmusch‘s Paterson, Paul Verhoeven‘s Elle, Park Chan-wook‘s The Handmaiden, and many more.

Playing out of competition is the previously announced Cafe Society from Woody Allen, as well as Steven Spielberg‘s The BFG, Jodie Foster‘s Money Monster, Shane Black‘s The Nice Guys, and Na Hong-jin‘s mystery thriller Goksung. Some notable titles in the Un Certain Regard section include the Studio Ghibli-backed Red Turtle and Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s  After the Storm.

Check out the full line-up below, along with new stills at the end of the post.


Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade) – 2:00
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) – 1:36
American Honey (Andrea Arnold) – 2:38
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas) – 1:50
The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne) – 1:53
It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan) – 1:35
Slack Bay (Bruno Dumont) – 2:00
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) – 1:53
Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie) – 1:39
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho) –  2:00
Mal de Pierres (Nicole Garcia) – 1:56
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach) – 1:37
Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza) – 1:56
Graduation (Cristian Mungiu) – 2:07
Loving (Jeff Nichols) – 2:03
The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook) – 2:21
The Last Face (Sean Penn) – 2:12
Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu) – 2:54
Elle (Paul Verhoeven) – 2:10
The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn) – 1:50

The Neon Demon


Inversion (Behnam Behzadi) – 1:24
Apprentice (Boo Junfeng) – 1:36
The Stopover (Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin) – 1:46
The Dancer (Stéphanie Di Giusto) – 2:00
Clash (Mohamed Diab) – 1:40
Red Turtle (Michael Dudok De Wit) – 1:20
Harmonium (Fukada Kôji) – 2:00
Personal Affairs (Maha Haj) – 1:25
Beyond the Mountains and Hills (Eran Kolirin) – 1:40
After the Storm (Kore-eda Hirokazu) – 1:58
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (Juho Kuosmanen) – 1:28
Francisco Sanctis’s Long Night (Francisco Márquez & Andrea Testa) – 1:16
Dogs (Bogdan Mirica) – 1:44
Pericle Il Nero (Stefano Mordini) – 1:40
The Transfiguration (Michael O’Shea) – 1:37
Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) – 2:00
The Student (Kirill Serebrennikov) – 1 :58


Opening Night: Café Society (Woody Allen) – 1:36
The BFG (Steven Spielberg)
Goksung (Na Hong-jin) – 2:36
Money Monster (Jodie Foster) – 1:35
The Nice Guys (Shane Black) – 1:56


The Last Resort (Thanos Anastopoulos & Davide Del Degan) – 2:20
Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun) – 1:20
Last Days of Louis XIV (Albert Serra) – 2:00
Le Cancre (Paul Vecchiali) – 1:56
Exil (Rithy Panh)


Gimme Danger (Jim Jarmusch) – 1:48
Train to Busan (Yeon Sang-Ho) – 1:57

First Looks

American Honey (Andrea Arnold)

American Honey

The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)

The Unknown Girl

It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan)

It's Only the End of the World

Loving (Jeff Nichols)


Loving 2

Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas)

Personal Shopper

Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie)

Staying Vertical

Cannes kicks off on May 11th and runs through the 22nd. Follow our complete coverage here and see the full line-up press conference above.

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