Amazon movies make it to Cannes' 2016 lineup

Amazon films make it to Cannes' 2016 lineup

Amongst all of the titles that Cannes is screening at this yr’s movie pageant, 5 aren’t like the remaining. They’re Amazon films, see, and Cannes is understood for refusing to showcase movies made for screens smaller than a cinema’s. In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon will launch the pageant’s opener, Woody Allen’s Cafe Society, within the US. It additionally has rights to 3 movies vying for Palme d’Or, specifically The Neon Demon by Nicolas Winding Refn, Paterson by Jim Jarmusch and The Handmaiden by Park Chan-wook, who additionally directed Oldboy. The fifth title is Jarmusch’s Gimme Hazard, which paperwork the life and music of Iggy Pop.

These moviemakers are pageant regulars — Allen’s movies, as an example, are sometimes reserved for opening night time. They are not names you would be stunned to see within the screening lineup. As The Hollywood Reporter famous, Cannes may merely be following their lead as an alternative of really opening its doorways to streaming-service-backed titles. That is by some means supported by what pageant director Thierry Fremaux identified to the publication: whereas it is true that Amazon has the rights to those movies, they are going to be proven in theaters first.