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Cannes Film Festival - Line-up announced

Written by Daniel Kirby on 14th April 2016

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The list of films which will be competing for the Palme d'Or has been announced, here's the run down.

The line up features two British directors, namely Ken Loach and Andrea Arnold, the latter of whom is one of three female directors in the competition. The festival has frequently been criticised for its lack of women film-makers, and landed in hot water last year after reports that some of the female attendees were barred from the red carpet for not wearing high heels.

There are also some interesting films screening out of competition, including Steven Spielberg's live action adaptation of The BFG, and 'The Nice Guys' a 70's crime film starring Russel Crowe and Ryan Gosling.

In Competition:

Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade

Julieta, Pedro Almodóvar

American Honey, Andrea Arnold

Personal Shopper, Olivier Assayas

La Fille Inconnue, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne

Juste La Fin Du Monde, Xavier Dolan

Ma Loute, Bruno Dumont

Paterson, Jim Jarmusch

Rester Vertical, Alain Guiraudie

Aquarius, Kleber Mendonça Filho

Mal De Pierres, Nicole Garcia

I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach

Ma’ Rosa, Brillante Mendoza

Bacalaureat, Cristian Mungiu

Loving, Jeff Nichols

The Handmaiden (Agassi), Park Chan-Wook

The Last Face, Sean Penn

Sieranevada, Cristi Puiu

Elle, Paul Verhoeven

The Neon Demon, Nicolas Winding Refn