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Festival de Cannes started its 70th edition and promises to be a dynamic wall of fame and artistic challenges for full delight.

We have the full programme for this edition that announces filled with surprises. 

Besides the opening welcome night happening tonight, this edition is under the presidency of Isabell Huppert, the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière will feature screenings, edited archives and film extracts, musical interludes and presentations by artists. 

On May 23rd, under the presidency of Isabelle Huppert, the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière will feature screenings, archives and film extracts, musical interludes and presentations by artists. The anniverssary dinner will bring together artists, Palme d'Or winners.

Open air Cinema

Every evening from 21:00 there will be a movie on the beach and two concerts to mark the anniversary:

Sunday, 21st there will be -M- who will present his album IL and on the 25th there will be popular Greek music by Tony Gatlif.

All the news related to the Festival can be listened to the Radio Festival inaugurated in 2002. 

The screenings are :

Clint Eastwood who was President of the Jury in 1994, and will be in Cannes from 19 to 21 May. On Saturday 20th May at 4:45 PM, he will be at the Debussy Theatre to present the restored copy of Unforgiven, which is celebrating its own 25th anniversary at the Festival with Warner. The next day, he will inaugurate the 70th ANNIVERSARY MASTERCLASS with a discussion in the company of American critic Kenneth Turan, in the Buñuel screening room at 4 PM. 

Jane Campion who presided the Feature Film Jury in 2014 and the only female director to have garnered a Palme d'or for The Piano in 1993, will present her latest work on Tuesday 23rd May, Top of the Lake: China Girl, which she co-directed with Ariel Kleiman. 

David Lynch who won in 1990 the Palme d'or with Wild at Heart, Best Director in 2001 with Mulholland Drive and President of the Jury in 2002, will return to the Festival to present Season 3 of Twin Peaks on Thursday 25th May at 7:30 PM in the Grand Théâtre Lumière. 

Alejandro Innaritu who won the prize for The Revenant will present his 6 minutes 30 seconds film Carne y Arena, an immersive experience within an incredible Virtual Reality installation. 

Robin Wright will be at the opening of Cannes Classics, Thursday 18 May in the Buñuel screening room at 8 PM. She will come to present her first short, The Dark of Night, homage to film noir. It will be followed by the screening of the restored copy of Bob Fosse's All That Jazz, winner of the Palme d'or in Cannes in 1980.  

Kristen Stewart will come to present Come Swim - her first work as a director - on Saturday 20 May at 6:45 PM. 

A festival which announces to be filled with cinematic art and celebrities on an aniversary moment in time.