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Cannes Film Festival 2016: Three Top Movies

This years Cannes Film Festival takes place between 11 and 22 May 2016. Its always a spectacular skating exhibition when celebrities from all over the world (i.a. this year Aishwariya Rai Bachan from India) promote their movies under the sun of the French Riviera. Photographers have to wear smoking and black shoes, women have to wear high heels (or at least it would be better if they do, because there have been some cases in the last couple of years, when women were not allowed to enter the red carpet due to flat shoes) and everybody has win the audience with a stunning and unique red carpet appearance.

Even then is the Cannes Film Festival 2016 all about the movies. 21 films have to compete for the French Palme d'Or (Golden Palm). Some strips get highly celebrated, but others are just not made for a broad mass and fall into oblivion right after the Cannes Film Festival 2016 is finished. Here are three movies, which everybody should still keep in mind.

Café Society

The Woody Allen film Café Society opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) grew up in the Bronx, but has some family in Hollywood. His uncle Phil (Steve Carell) is a senior film agent in the dream factory and arranges a dinner with Fred Astaire and Gary Cooper. A perfect start for Bobby, who wants to make his breakthrough in the business. But he didn't expect it that crazy! Café Society is the perfect romantic comedy. 

The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning plays the seemingly angelic newcomer model Jesse in the horror-thriller The Neon Demon. But the model business is harder than it seems - especially if someone is too young, too beautiful and is getting too many jobs. Her competitors use any means to throw her out of the race. 


Worries and existential concerns - most people only know the difference, if they have already been through both. In Julieta is Pedro Almodóvar telling the more than 30 years lasting gradual breakdown of a woman. In the 1980s is Julieta (Adriana Ugarte) living her life to the fullest and couldn't be more happier. The situation looks completely different in 2015: Julieta (Emma Suárez) is overwhelmed by her own existence and on the verge of a mental breakdown. Some decisions have brought her to this point in life after 30 years...

Featured image Elen Nivrae flickr under CC

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