The Cannes Film Festival is the most publicised event in the world, attracting more attention than the Olympics and the US elections. Movie stars are the big draw, whether on screen or on the Croisette. The opening film this year is Woody Allen's Cafe Society, and the jury is chaired by George Miller, the father of Mad Max. Miller's passion for movies spreads well beyond his own brand of moviemaking, and people are already saying that this year's winners will surprise everyone. He will be joined on the jury by, among others, Arnaud Desplechin, Kirsten Dunst, Mads Mikkelsen, Donald Sutherland, and Vanessa Paradis.
Cannes Film Festival
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès (and other venues)
Boulevard de la Croisette
11 – 22 May 2016