Cannes Film Festival preview: The must-watch Hollywood films

Cannes Film Festival preview: The must-watch Hollywood films

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Text: Faizal Dahlawia

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival is almost here, but before the red carpet rolls out Buro 24/7 Middle East delves into the cinematic genius of Tinseltown's debut films...

A host of Hollywood stars will be showcasing their latest films at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. From George Clooney and Julia Roberts to Kristen Stewart and Ryan Gosling, Tinseltown will be in the spotlight at one of the most glamorous film festivals of the year. Buro 24/7 Middle East looks at the must-watch features from this year's event...

May 11: Café Society
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Steve Carell.

Set in the 1930s, Café Society follows the journey of a young man who travels to Hollywood to find work in the film industry, only to fall in love and be immersed in a café society that is synonymous with that time period. Watch the trailer here...

May 12: Money Monster
Director: Jodie Foster
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell

Money Monster is the story of Wall Street and how advice from a TV financial consultant led to the downfall of a young man who in turns hold him hostage in the studio, along with the producer. As the stand-off continues, a linear plot unravels the deep secrets of the financial trade and its malicious practices. It's a must-watch...

May 14: The BFG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Mark Rylance  

The much-loved children's fantasy tale by Roald Dahl, The BFG, is being brought to the big screen. As the witching hour begins, a giant brings a lonely orphan to a mesmerising world that she never knew existed. However, danger lurks as other giants hear of her presence in their world...

May 15: The Nice Guys  
Director: Shane Black
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling

This is a comedy adventure, that sees a private investigator and a physical enforcer track down a missing girl and in turn get involved in various situations. Think shoot-outs, run-ins with the mob and sightings of mermaids.

The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling

May 17: Personal Shopper
Director: Olivier Assayas
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Anders Danielsen Lie, Lars Eidinger

Details have been scarce about this movie but what is clear, is that it's been described as a ghost story that takes place in a fashionable underworld. We also know that the film was shot in several location including Paris, Prague, London, as well as the Bahla provinces in northern Oman.

May 20: The Last Face
Director: Sean Penn
Starring: Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos

This story is about an aid worker and a doctor in war-torn Africa, who find themselves on different sides of the fence when it comes to finding a solution to bring an end to the conflict.

May 20: The Neon Demon
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Elle Fanning

Neon Demon tells the story of a young woman who enters the modelling industry but finds herself sucked into a dangerous world. A world where being on top means you're always in the crosshairs of those aiming to take your coveted place.  

Neon Demon starring Elle Fanning