If you’re unable to make it to the south of France for the annual Cannes Film Festival which just kicked off, we’ve got you covered! Here is a roundup of the most buzzed-about films playing at this year’s festival over the next couple of weeks. Check out the films below:
The Nice Guys
Plot: Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck private eye in 1977 Los Angeles. Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired enforcer who hurts people for a living. Fate turns them into unlikely partners after a young woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley) mysteriously disappears. Healy and March soon learn the hard way that other dangerous people are also looking for Amelia. Their investigation leads to some dark places as anyone else who gets involved in the case seems to wind up dead.
Plot: Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.
The Neon Demon
Plot: Film follows an aspiring model played by Elle Fanning in Los Angeles whose beauty and youth place in her significant danger amongst the women she becomes associated with in the industry. The internationally co-produced horror thriller film is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and co-written by Mary Laws and Refn.
Plot: Lee Gates is a Wall Street guru who picks hot stocks as host of the television show “Money Monster.” Suddenly, during a live broadcast, disgruntled investor Kyle Budwell storms onto the set and takes Gates hostage. He tells Lee that he lost everything on one of his tips. As Gates tries to plead with Kyle, he’s also using an earpiece to communicate with his longtime producer in the control room. Together, they must figure out a way to defuse the situation and disarm the angry young man.
Plot: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. The film stars Shia LaBeouf.
Plot: In 1967, Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) Loving take their case to the Supreme Court after violating a Virginia law that prohibits interracial marriage. The film is directed by “Midnight Special” director Jeff Nichols from his own script, financed by Big Beach and developed by Raindog Films. It’s inspired by Nancy Buirski’s Emmy Award-winning documentary “The Loving Story” about Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and African-American woman who fell in love and were married in 1958.