The prestigious annual Cannes festival is all set to begin on May 11. While there is an amazing line-up of films to be screened from across the globe during the 12-day festival, here are a few movies that you can’t miss at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival.
Money Monster – This Jodie Foster directed film brings the magic of Julia Roberts and George Clooney together after a long time. With such star power both in front and behind the camera, one is certain this film will have all the elements of a gripping film. Set on the Wall Street, the film is tale of a common man who takes a newsroom hostage to take revenge of his loss of money because of a misleading advise given to him.
The Nice Guys – Set in the 70’s The Nice Guys is the first time pairing of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in this bizarre crime, drama and comedy film set on the case of a missing girl and when two dow on the job detectives take on the case to solve the mystery. What follow is a series of complicated twists in the gripping and comedic twist of events as they go deeper into the case.
The BFG – Directed by Hollywood royalty, Steven Speilberg’s The BFG is an adaptation of the most beloved tales by Ronald Dahl. The film is a story of a young girl who befriends a friendly giant as they set out on an adventure to stop the evil man eating giants. What’s more interesting is that the screenwriter is late Melissa Mathinson who last collaborated with the director genius on ET.
Cafe Society – Being Woody Allen’s fourth time opening the non-compeition slot at Cannes, the film stars Jessie Eisenberg, Steve Carell and Blake Lively in the prominent cast. Its a romantic dramedy exploring the story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the Late 1930s.
La la Land – Directed by the amazing Damien Chazelle, who’s last film Whiplash received much success and acclaim is back in this musical with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The film is about the story of a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Hollywood
Silence – Who wouldn’t be excited to see a movie directed by Martin Scorcese? In his next directorial, Scorsese puts together a historical drama called Silence starring Adam Driver, Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield
Weightless – Who wouldn’t wanna see an ensemble cast of Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Ryan Gosling, Micheal Fassbender, Chritian Bale, Natalie Portman and Val Kilmer. While not much is known of the plot, Weightless is a story of two intersecting Love Triangles set in the music scene in Texas.