The annual outdoor Ciné Quartier film event in Cannes, which has become a beloved Riviera-wide summer highlight, returns this June.
It’s that time of the year again: Grab your honey, a blanket and a picnic, head on over to Cannes, and enjoy the wonderful al fresco movies the Mairie de Cannes and its partner Cannes Cinéma have on tap for you. Like its predecessors, this ninth edition of Ciné Quartier presents a stellar lineup of classic and contemporary movies at various open air venues across town all summer long.
The particularly enticing 2016 programme features a well-orchestrated series of cinematographic fan favourites, ranging from box office hits and glam movie stars who habitually grace the red carpet over at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, to diamonds in the raw that are yet waiting for their global breakthrough.
Monday, 27th June – Place Saint Jin-Jin, Cannes
Nous trois ou rien (The Three of Us) by Kheiron with Leïla Bekhti and Gérard Darmon
Monday, 4th July – La Frayère, Cannes La Bocca
Les Minions by Pierre Coffin with the voices of Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet
Monday, 11th July – Gradins du Riou, Cannes
Les Tuches 2 – Le rêve Américain (The American Dream) by Olivier Baroux with Jean-Paul Rouve and Isabelle Nanty
Monday, 18th July, Esplanade Favre Le Bret, Cannes
Jurassic World 3D (original English language version) by Colin Trevorrow with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard
Monday, 25th July – Ranguin, Cannes La Bocca
Le Nouveau Stagiaire (The Intern) by Nancy Meyers with Robert De Niro and Anna Hathaway
Monday, 1st August – Parking Berthelot / République, Cannes
Vice-Versa by Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen with the voices of Charlotte Le Bon and Pierre Niney
Monday, 8th August – Place du marché de Cannes La Bocca
007 Spectre (James Bond) by Sam Mendes with Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux
Tuesday, 16th August – Esplanade Favre Le Bret, Cannes
Star Wars – Le réveil de la force 3D (The Force Awakens – in English language original) by J.J . Abrams with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega
Monday, 22nd August – Lycée Carnot, 90 boulevard Carnot, Cannes
Chocolat by Roschdy Zem with Omar Sy and James Thiérrée
Sunday, 28th August – Place de la Castre, Le Suquet, Cannes
Minuit à Paris by Woody Allen with Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams
Doors open for all Ciné Quartier shows at 9pm, with projections starting at 10pm, except Minuit à Paris which starts at 9pm.
Most shows, unless otherwise noted, are in original French language, although several are rumoured to be subtitled in English. And the best news, all films are free admission. So, see you there!
Lead image © Noom Peerapong; final image courtesy Ville de Cannes