Captain Fantastic 2016
Viggo Mortensen plays the father-gone-primitive in this wonderful award-winning comedy about an off-grid family.
119 mins USA Director. Matt Ross
Celebrate the Cannes Film Festival with our collection of major prize-winners and contenders from previous festivals.
Our collection includes four Palme d'Or winners, two holders of the Caméra d'Or, two Grand Prix classics and two titles from Un Certain Regard, alongside other notable films that have caused a stir on the Croisette over the years.
"It's just the best place to be, like a fairytale."
Viggo Mortensen plays the father-gone-primitive in this wonderful award-winning comedy about an off-grid family.
119 mins USA Director. Matt Ross
Walter Salles’ vibrant adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel follows three youths from the beat generation as they traverse America.
124 mins France Director. Walter Salles
Francois Ozon’s sly and seductive account of teenage girl’s dalliance with high-class prostitution.
95 mins France Director. François Ozon
A devastating portrait of life in a concentration camp from the perspective of a Sonderkommando; winner of Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prix.
107 mins Hungary Director. László Nemes
Spike Lee’s awesome cinematic sucker-punch remains one of the great films about race relations.
114 mins USA Director. Spike Lee
Stunningly photographed drama about a young American boy caught up in the nightmare of a sinister rural community.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Philip Ridley
Emily Blunt plays the FBI agent enlisted for a special operation against Mexican cartels, in this pulsatingly tense thriller from Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Prisoners).
121 mins USA Director. Denis Villeneuve
Quentin Tarantino’s crackling crime classic still retains its swagger as one of the great American films of recent decades.
154 mins USA Director. Quentin Tarantino
Richard Pryor, Bill Duke, Antonio Fargas are among the ensemble cast for the cult comedy set in a California car wash.
97 mins USA Director. Michael Schultz
A punk band becomes besieged in the backstage hideaway of a hideous neo-Nazi club, in this gloriously tense shocker from the director of Blue Ruin.
95 mins USA Director. Jeremy Saulnier
An illuminating portrait of the pioneering actress, crafted from her unique personal archive of home-movie footage, letters and diary extracts.
114 mins Sweden Director. Stig Björkman
Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert and Gabriel Byrne star in Joachim Trier’s astute and deftly realised family drama.
109 mins Norway Director. Joachim Trier
Taut, stylish thriller with Matthias Schoenaerts as a suspended soldier who’s plagued with paranoia in his new role as a bodyguard.
France Director. Alice Winocour
A teenager attempts to integrate back into society following a spell in prison, but the community is unwilling to forgive him.
114 mins Poland Director. Magnus von Horn
Catherine Deneuve and Benoît Poelvoorde head the cast in Jaco Van Dormael’s wildly inventive comedy, in which God’s daughter decides to rewrite the rules.
113 mins Belgium Director. Jaco van Dormael
Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s mesmerising, visually stunning tale of love and honour was Sight and Sound magazine’s best film of 2015.
120 mins Taiwan Director. Hou Hsiao-Hsien
The spirit of Werner Herzog and Apocalypse Now imbue this majestic Oscar-nominated odyssey through the heart of the Amazon.
125 mins Colombia Director. Ciro Guerra
Mythical monsters, shape-shifting sisters and a giant flea are all on the menu in Matteo Garrone’s fulsome feast of gothic fantasy.
133 mins Italy Director. Matteo Garrone
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara illuminate Todd Haynes’ intoxicating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved novel.
119 mins United Kingdom Director. Todd Haynes
Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw and Rachel Weisz star in this bleakly hilarious dystopian drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth).
112 mins Ireland Director. Yorgos Lanthimos
Chelli has dedicated her life to helping her learning-disabled sister, but finds their special bond tested when she embarks on a romantic relationship.
90 mins Israel Director. Asaf Korman
Two brothers journey undertake a hyperreal 21st-century odyssey in this flamboyant gay entry from the Greek Weird Wave.
134 mins Greece Director. Panos H. Koutras
Kent Jones’ excellent documentary about a historic encounter between two cinema greats.
80 mins France Director. Kent Jones
The official British Palme d'Or entry at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, Symptoms is a sophisticated modern gothic horror film exploring the themes of sexual repression and psychosis.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. José R. Larraz
Cannes prize-winning Icelandic drama about two estranged sheep-farming brothers who come together following a deadly disease outbreak.
93 mins Iceland Director. Grímur Hákonarson
Fassbender is ferocious as the Scottish king in Justin Kurzel’s red-blooded and viscerally atmospheric Shakespeare adaptation.
113 mins France Director. Justin Kurzel
Lee Chang-dong (Poetry) produces this offbeat drama about a policewoman who becomes protector of an abused teen in a town riven by corruption and alcoholism.
119 mins Korea, Republic of Director. July Jung
A new arrival at a school for young deaf people is drawn into a nightmarish world of crime and brutality, in this audacious and acclaimed modern classic.
132 mins Ukraine Director. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
A young couple whose relationship has divided a community are forced on the run through the streets and moors of nocturnal Yorkshire.
112 mins United Kingdom Director. Matthew Wolfe, Daniel Wolfe
Naomi Kawase’s visually ravishing, beautifully composed film tells the story of two youths growing up and falling in love on a Japanese island.
120 mins Japan Director. Naomi Kawase
This Oscar-nominated, Almodóvar-produced anthology of six tales of ordinary madness is the most riotously enjoyable portmanteau film since Pulp Fiction.
122 mins Argentina Director. Damian Szifron
Mike Leigh’s Cannes-winning account of the later years of J. M. W. Turner, brilliantly played by Timothy Spall.
140 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh
The epic, passionate and strikingly naturalistic Palme d'Or-winning romance.
179 mins France Director. Abdel Kechiche
Modern master filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or winner: an extraordinary, epic drama.
196 mins Director. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Apichatpong's Cannes prizewinner, about an ailing man revisiting his past, is a measured, lyrical evocation of mysterious beauty and quiet humanity
113 mins Director. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Ken Loach’s film is a spirited account of a 1930s Irish social club that becomes a bastion of jazz and free-thinking, angering the Church.
109 mins United Kingdom Director. Ken Loach
Mia loves to dance and longs to escape her Essex council estate but her uncontrollable rage is her worst enemy.
123 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrea Arnold
Mike Leigh's drama about contented couple (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen) who play host to various friends, each struggling to find happiness.
129 mins United Kingdom
The return of beautiful journalist Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) awakens destructive passions in a Dorset village.
111 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Frears
Pedro Almodóvar's excursion into hysterical horror is a perverse and unsettling drama about a disturbed surgeon who keeps a woman hostage.
120 mins USA Director. Pedro Almodóvar
Family secrets echo around a Spanish clan, ringing loud enough to rouse the dead, in Pedro Almodóvar's assured melodrama.
121 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar
Body horror and celebrity satire are served ice cold in this extreme offering from Brandon Cronenberg (son of David).
108 mins Canada Director. Brandon Cronenberg
Julianne Moore and John Cusack star in David Cronenberg’s caustic take on modern Hollywood, depicted as a nightmare world of ego and obsession.
111 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg
Ari Folman’s follow up to Waltz with Bashir is a hallucinatory fable about an actress whose digital image is controlled by a Hollywood studio.
122 mins Israel Director. Ari Folman
Sergei Dvortsevoy's multi-award winning feature debut is a deliciously tale of a Kazakh sailor out to win a wife and set himself up as a shepherd on the steppes.
103 mins Germany Director. Sergey Dvortsevoy
The inner workings of London’s National Gallery are laid bare in this absorbing, forensic examination by revered filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
180 mins USA Director. Frederick Wiseman
A film about tractors, aphrodisiacs and forbidden love from Alain Guiraudie, the Cannes award-winning director of Stranger by the Lake.
93 mins France Director. Alain Guiraudie
Eric Cantona and Beatrice Dalle star in an outrageous erotic fever dream about a couple who invite four diverse guests to their midnight orgy.
98 mins France Director. Yann Gonzalez
Michael Haneke's Cannes prizewinner, set in a pre-WW1 German village, explores the oppressively strict social conditions that gave rise to Nazism
144 mins Germany Director. Michael Haneke
Yorgos Lanthimos' scary, witty tale of a dysfunctional Greek family is original, ingenious and sadly relevant as a study of parent-child relationships
96 mins Greece Director. Yorgos Lanthimos
Pablo Giorgelli's debut is a slow, touching Argentinian road-movie about a quiet trucker warming to a woman and child he reluctantly gives a lift to.
86 mins Director. Pablo Giorgelli
The Dardennes' powerful, award-winning drama tells of a troubled and volatile young teenager abandoned by his dad and 'adopted' by a hairdresser
Director. Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Haroun's tale of tension between a father and son working at a hotel pool in war-torn Chad has the emotional power and stark inexorability of tragedy
92 mins France Director. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Lav Diaz’s epic drama follows the contrasting stories of two men, a law school dropout who descends into criminality and the humble family man wrongly accused of his crimes.
Philippines Director. Lav Diaz
Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling, Oscar-winning portrayal of an ageing writer who becomes bored of his life of decadence.
141 mins Italy Director. Paolo Sorrentino
Two Yorkshire tearaways struggle with life and friendship in this challenging, compassionate growing-up tale by the director of The Arbor.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Clio Barnard
Claire Denis’ moody and atmospheric thriller about an absent brother returning to the fold to investigate his family’s murky secrets.
100 mins France Director. Claire Denis
The Coen brothers’ funny, wistful elegy to early 1960s folk music follows a struggling songwriter through a winter’s worth of misdeeds, mishaps and lost cats.
USA Director. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Amat Escalante won Best Director at Cannes 2013 for his visceral Mexican crime drama about an honest man drawn into a dispute with a vicious local drugs cartel.
104 mins Director. Amat Escalante
A touching and acutely observed story of two boys switched at birth having to readjust to their natural parents, from Japan’s modern maestro Hirokazu Kore-eda.
122 mins Japan Director. Hirokazu Kore-eda
Mismatched lunchboxes lead to an unlikely romance in this exquisite Indian drama, brimful of tantalising food and elegantly delivered wisdom.
104 mins Director. Ritesh Batra
Rust and Bone is as punchy and abrasive as its title suggests – but intensely moving and surprisingly poetic too.
France-Belgium Director. Jacques Audiard
A suspected Nazi collaborator and his Partisan abductors join forces to escape pursuing German forces, in this vibrantly shot war drama.
Germany Director. Sergei Loznitsa
A young man witnesses a violent crime at a gay cruising ground and becomes obsessed with the killer in Alain Guiraudie’s acclaimed mystery-thriller.
100 mins France Director. Alain Guiraudie
Michael Douglas dazzles as the flamboyant virtuoso pianist Liberace in this fascinating biopic by Steven Soderbergh.
118 mins USA Director. Steven Soderbergh
A crime novelist seeks peace but gets a dangerous muse in this twisted bilingual thriller from François Ozon.
102 mins France Director. François Ozon
Cristian Mungiu's scarily plausible drama about a nun's friend suffering for her love in a nunnery; obsession and superstition wreak havoc.
150 mins Director. Cristian Mungiu
French gay men and women in their 60s and 70s talk about their lives in Sébastien Lifshitz’s documentary.
112 mins France Director. Sébastien Lifshitz
A modern masterpiece from major filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, following police and prosecutors as they escort a murderer through the bleak Anatolian steppes in search of a buried body.
Director. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Set in a Deep South delta, Zeitlin’s feature debut takes a child’s eye view of poverty, adult apathy and ecological crisis. Hallucinatory fare
93 mins USA Director. Benh Zeitlin
Oliver Hermanus' unblinking look at homophobia, hypocrisy and repressed desire in today's South Africa is tough, troubling and impressive
104 mins Director. Oliver Hermanus
Andrea Arnold’s highly acclaimed film, winner of top prizes at Cannes and the BFI London Film Festival, is a haunting drama about a woman confronting past demons.
109 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrea Arnold
Mads Mikkelsen stars in a distressing examination of a false indictment, and the collective hysteria that ensues, in this electrifying drama from Festen director Thomas Vinterberg.
Denmark Director. Thomas Vinterberg
Abbas Kiarostami’s excursion into Japanese filmmaking is a masterly study of duplicity and role play centred around a student and her double life as an escort.
France Director. Abbas Kiarostami
An Argentinian family befriends a travelling doctor, unaware that he’s a Nazi war criminal, in this haunting drama inspired by true events.
93 mins Director. Lucía Puenzo
Vittorio De Sica’s heartbreaking classic about a destitute old man in Rome, trying to survive with only his faithful dog Flike for company.
91 mins Italy Director. Vittorio De Sica
Julie Christie stars in an award-winning adaptation of Doris Lessing's famous dystopian novel.
111 mins United Kingdom
Balanced, insightful and compassionate documentary about troops and civilians in and around a Danish-British base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
100 mins Denmark Director. Janus Metz
An essential and explosive documentary about the Ukrainian civil riots and protest movement, from the acclaimed director of In the Fog.
134 mins Netherlands Director. Sergei Loznitsa
Jacques Audiard’s award-winning prison drama chronicles the rites of passage and eventual rise to power of a young French Arab. Tough, taut, truthful
155 mins France Director. Jacques Audiard
Diego Quemada-Diez’s astounding debut feature follows four Guatemalan teenagers as they attempt to escape from the slums of Guatemala City to the bright lights of Los Angeles.
107 mins Director. Diego Quemada-Diez
Jia Zhangke’s state-of-the-nation report on contemporary China is comprised of four stories about shocking acts of violence.
124 mins People's Republic of China Director. Jia Zhangke
Jessica Hausner’s long-awaited follow-up to Lourdes is a devilish anti-Rom-Com in which German poet seeks mates for a suicide pact.
96 mins Director. Jessica Hausner
In São Paulo, four half-brothers seek to follow their dreams and escape poverty in Walter Salles acclaimed drama.
113 mins USA Director. Walter Salles
Cannes’ Grand Jury Prize was awarded to this unnerving drama about a man who claims to be able to kill people with a ‘terror shout’ learned from an Aboriginal shaman.
82 mins United Kingdom Director. Jerzy Skolimowski
Billy Wilder’s still searing film about alcoholism remains one of only two films to have won the Best Picture Oscar and the top prize at Cannes Film Festival.
101 mins USA Director. Billy Wilder
Bernardo Bertolucci's beautifully operatic film celebrates the passion and ideology of the 1960s, winner of the Cannes Critics' Week prize in 1964.
105 mins Italy Director. Bernardo Bertolucci
This adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel follows Billy Pilgrim’s journeys in time as he flits between WWII Dresden and a future on planet Tralfamadore.
104 mins USA Director. George Roy Hill
René Laloux and Roland Topor’s surreal, psychedelic sci-fi animation imagines a world in which humanoid creatures are kept as pets by a race of giants.
72 mins France Director. René Laloux
David Cronenberg directs Ralph Fiennes in this chilling psychological drama about a mentally-disturbed man facing his horrifying childhood memories.
98 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg
Hiroshi Teshigahara's mystifying, serene and provocative fable about an entomologist who becomes trapped in a young widow’s desert shack.
141 mins Japan Director. Hiroshi Teshigahara
Lindsay Anderson’s fantastic first feature masterfully dissects the brutal life struggles of a rough-edged rugby footballer on and off the field.
134 mins United Kingdom Director. Lindsay Anderson