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Cinema de la plage: Cannes Film Festival's beach screenings

The Cannes Film Festival starts 6 July - with beach cinema! For a rare summertime schedule, it's best to enjoy it this year!

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One of the most glamorous events of the year starts in a few days – two months later than usual. This year, the Festival de Cannes gets a rare chance to enjoy the summer weather and there is no better way to take advantage of this than the Cinema de la Plage, the festival's beach cinema.

Imagine watching some of the greatest films ever made, in the cool evening air, reclined in official Palm d'Or lounge chairs and your toes in the sand. Can it get better than that? How about having the film introduced by the director himself? It's an incredible opportunity--and it's free! But you can't reserve tickets, you just have to show up... and you'll never know you will wind up sitting next to...

Each evening from July 6th to 17th, there will be a screening on the Plage Macé just beside the Palais des Festivals. The film starts each evening at 9.30 p.m. but make sure to get there earlier to score a chair! If you miss out, you can always try to find a spot on the beach nearby.

All films will be screened in original langauage with French and/or English subtitles.

Cinéma de la plage schedule:

Audience enjoying the Cinema de la Plage! Photo: Festival de Cannes

Tuesday July 6th

"In the Mood for Love" by Wong Kar-wai (2000, 1h38, Hong Kong / China)

Wednesday July 7th

"Scarecrow" by Jerry Schatzberg (1973, 1h52, USA)

Thursday July 8th

World premiere - Official Selection Cannes 2020 Ciné-Concert with live music

"Tom Medina" by Tony Gatlif (2021, 1h40, France / Switzerland)

Friday July 9th

"Black Cat, White Cat" by Emir Kusturica (1998, 2h10, Germany / France)

Saturday July 10th

World premiere - Official Selection Cannes 2020

"The Summit of the Gods" (Le Sommet des Dieux) by Patrick Imbert (2021, 1h34, France / Luxembourg)

Sunday July 11th

"JFK" (Director's Cut) by Oliver Stone (1991, 3h25, USA / France)

Presented by Oliver Stone

Monday July 12th

European premiere

"Fast and Furious 9" by Justin Lin (2021, 2h23, USA)

Premiere party with live music and presentation

Tuesday July 13th

In case of rain, the premiere of "Fast and Furious 9" from the night before is set to be screened this evening. If not, a different film will be selected.

Wednesday July 14th

Fireworks for the French national holiday

Thursday 15th July

Official Selection Cannes 2020

"Lovers Rock" by Steve McQueen (2020, 1h08, UK)

Presented by Steve McQueen

Friday July 16

"The fabulous world of Amélie" by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2001, 2h01, France / Germany)

Saturday 17th July

"David Byrne's American Utopia" by Spike Lee (2020, 1h45, USA)

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