Cannes Film Festival 2016: 6 Films To Know About

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1. Café Society. Woody Allen's latest romp opened this year's festival. Fully funded by Amazon, this classic Hollywood story, set in the 1930s, follows Bronx boy Jesse Eisenberg moving to LA, and falling in love. The film also stars Blake Lively and ELLE cover star Kristen Stewart.


2. It's Only the End of the World. The man who made Adele's 'Hello' music video and stared in a Louis Vuitton campaign, Xavier Dolan, brought this film to Cannes and won the Grand Prix.. The story follows Louis, a terminally ill writer who returns home to announce his impending death to him family. Despite it's mixed reviews anything that stars Marion Cotillard and ELLE cover star Lea Seydoux has whet our film appetite.


3. The Neon Demon. Elle Fanning is about to have the year of her career. At 18, she has nine films in development, including this vampire horror flick. The film is set in the modeling industry, is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (who made Drive) and co-written by British play write Polly Stenham.

4. American Honey. Fishtank director Andrea Arnold brought a film about a teenager – played by one to seriously watch Sasha Lane - who signs up to become a travelling magazine saleswoman and won the Cannes Jury Prize. Co-stars include Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough, with a vibe that will remind you of Larry Clark's 1995 film Kids. 

5. Personal Shopper. There were stories for days about the booing at the end of the premier for this film at Cannes, but Kristen Stewart's psychological thriller about a personal shopper who tries to communicate with the ghost of her brother, has actually received rave reviews.

6. I, Daniel Blake. Ken Loach's beautiful welfare state polemic tells the story of Daniel Blake, a 59-year-old woodworker, who falls ill and requires state assistance only to be refused. A powerful story, and moving narative, won the film this year's Palme d'Or. 

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