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The Cannes Film Festival 2016 guide

We offer daily reviews of the latest buzzed-about movies and directors from Cannes Film Festival 2016

© Andrea Raffin

Cannes Film Festival 2016 (May 11–22)—the most exciting event on the film calendar—returns for its 69th edition. Below, we'll be updating you with details on all films competing for the Palme d’Or, world cinema’s top prize, which was won in the past by the likes of Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver), David Lynch (Wild at Heart), Roman Polanski (The Pianist) and the Coen brothers (Barton Fink). Time Out will be reporting on the festival from beginning to end, so for news and reviews keep coming back closer to the date. Salut!

When is Cannes Film Festival?

The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 11–22, 2016.     

Where is Cannes Film Festival?    

The Cannes Film Festival will take place in Cannes, France, at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

The five biggest winners and losers from Cannes
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The five biggest winners and losers from Cannes

It's all over but the shouting at this year's Cannes Film Festival—by many estimates, one of the strongest editions in years.

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Review: The Salesman
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Review: The Salesman

The Iranian writer-director of A Separation returns with this smart, if limited, Tehran-set study of a marriage in trouble.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Review: Elle
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Review: Elle

Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven has an ace up his sleeve in the form of an Oscar-worthy performance from Isabelle Huppert in this rape-revenge thriller.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Review: The Neon Demon
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Review: The Neon Demon

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn's latest is a horror story set in the L.A. fashion scene.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Review: The Last Face
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Review: The Last Face

Sean Penn's latest directorial effort is a trite, pompous and painfully earnest aid-worker romance.

Time Out says
  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Review: It's Only the End of the World
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Review: It's Only the End of the World

French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan brings together an A-list cast, including Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel, for a disappointing melodrama.

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Review: I, Daniel Blake
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Review: I, Daniel Blake

Veteran director Ken Loach is back with a moving tragedy about the failings of modern Britain.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Our five favorite films at Cannes so far
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Our five favorite films at Cannes so far

Here are several titles you'll surely be hearing about as the fall approaches and awards talk kicks in (too soon!).

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Review: The Unknown Girl
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Review: The Unknown Girl

A young doctor gets curious about a dead prostitute in this disappointing drama from Belgium's revered Dardenne brothers.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Review: Personal Shopper
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Review: Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart is excellent in Olivier Assayas's magnificently unconventional Paris-set ghost story.

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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