Cannes 2016 Lineup: Nicolas Winding Refn, Chan-Wook Park, Andrea Arnold, Jim Jarmusch, Jeff Nichols & More

Springtime on the French Riviera sounds like a damn great getaway under any circumstance, but if you're specifically going for Cannes then you have even more reason to be excited. The Festival de Cannes has officially announced the lineup for its 69th edition, which runs from May 11 through 22, and it's one helluva roster. Things kick off with Woody Allen's Cafe Society, and then move along with new films by Nicolas Winding Refn (The Neon Demon), Chan-wook Park (The Handmaiden), Andrea Arnold (American Honey), Jim Jarmusch (Paterson), Jeff Nichols (Loving), and many more.

Playing out of competition are Steven Spielberg's The BFGShane Black's The Nice Guys, and Jodie Foster's Money Monster. More titles should be announced in the coming days, but this looks like an excellent list as it is. See the full Cannes 2016 lineup below. 

Cafe Society

Cannes 2016: Opener

Cafe Society (Woody Allen, U.S.)Handmaiden

Cannes 2016: Competition

Aquarius (Kleber Mendonca Filho, Brazil)American Honey (Andrea Arnold, U.K.)Elle (Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands)From the Land of the Moon (Nicole Garcia, France)Graduation (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook, S. Korea)I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach, U.K.)It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan, Canada)Julieta (Pedro Almodovar, Spain)The Last Face (Sean Penn, U.S.)LovingLoving (Jeff Nichols, U.S.)Ma' Rosa (Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark)Paterson (Jim Jarmusch, U.S.)Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, France)Sierra-Nevada (Cristi Puiu, Romania)Slack Bay (Bruno Dumont, France)Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie, France)Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, Germany)The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium)The BFG teaser trailer

Cannes 2016: Out of Competition

The BFG (Steven Spielberg, U.S.)Goksung (Na Hong-jin, S. Korea)Money Monster (Jodie Foster, U.S.)The Nice Guys (Shane Black, U.S.)Captain Fantastic

Cannes 2016: Un Certain Regard

After the Storm (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan)Apprentice (Boo Junfeng, Singapore)Beyond the Mountains and Hills (Eran Kolirin, Israel)Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross, U.S.)Clash (Mohmaed Diab, Egypt)The Dancer (Stephanie Di Giusto, France)The Disciple (Kirill Serebrennikov, Russia)Dogs (Bogdan Mirica, Romania)The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (Juho Kuosmanen, Finland)Harmonium (Fukada Koji, Japan)Inversion (Behnam Behzadi, Iran)The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (Andrea Testa, Argentina)Pericles the Black Man (Stefano Mordini, Italy)Personal Affairs (Maha Haj, Israel)The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit, Netherlands)The Transfiguration (Michael O'Shea, U.S.)Voir du Pays (Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin, France)Train to Busan

Cannes 2016: Midnight

Gimme Danger (Jim Jarmusch)Train to Busan (Yeon Sang-ho)Last Days of Louis XIV

Cannes 2016: Special Screenings

Le Cancre (Paul Vecchiali, France)Exil (Rithy Panh, France)A Chad Tragedy (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Chad)The Last Beach (Thanos Anastopoulos, Davide Del Degan, France)Last Days of Louis XIV (Albert Serra, France)

For more information on the Competition and Out of Competition films, Variety has a pretty good rundown.