Along with the screenings, encounters and events of the Official Selection held at the Palais des Festivals, the Cannes Film Festival reinvents itself at nightfall and transforms the Macé Beach of the Croisette into an open-air cinema.
This cinephile and festive event with open access to the audience and festival-goers invites classics, cult or recent films, guests and many musical surprises, from Tuesday, May 14 to Saturday 25.
14 May 2019 KARAOKE OPENING PARTY
New in 2019! A great party to open the Cinéma de la Plage. The biggest cinema hits to sing along—a karaoke on the big screen to put the Croisette on fire! Open to everyone to sing altogether. A fun and relaxed concept for the first time at the Cinéma de la Plage.
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15 MAY 2019 LES 400 COUPS (THE 400 BLOWS)
by François Truffaut
(1959, 1h39, France)
60 years after triumphing at Cannes, François Truffaut’s New Wave masterpiece is back on the Croisette. An accurate and moving look at the end of childhood with Jean-Pierre Léaud, Palme d’or d’honneur 2016 in his first role.
16 MAY 2019 LA CITÉ DE LA PEUR (FEAR CITY : A FAMILY-STYLE COMEDY)
by Alain Berberian
(1994, 1h33, France)
A serial killer, a scary movie, a legendary sprint on the Croisette, a whisky and then Odile… Come and dance the carioca at the Cinéma de la Plage and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ultra-cult film!
Alain Chabat, Gérard Darmon, Dominique Farrugia and Chantal Lauby in attendance.
17 MAY 2019 MELODIE EN SOUS-SOL (ANY NUMBER CAN WIN)
by Henri Verneuil
(1962, 1h58, France, Italy)
A legendary thriller filmed in Cannes, bringing together two cinema legends shot by Henri Verneuil. Starring Jean Gabin and a magnificent, magnetic and dark Alain Delon, Palme d’or d’honneur du Festival 2019.
18 MAY 2019 THE DOORS
by Oliver Stone
(1991, 2h20, USA)
The rise of rock star Jim Morrison and the story of one of the most famous rock bands of all time: The Doors. A magnificent restoration for an iconic film.
19 MAY 2019 HAUTS LES FILLES
by François Armanet and Bayon
(2019, 1h18, France)
Long live gender equality in rock! A world premiere, a fiery documentary about today’s female rockers: punchy interviews and high-energy concerts. An intimate and energetic dive into the rock and female musical universe.
With the two directors of the film.
2019 Official Selection
20 MAY 2019 CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON
by Ang Lee
(2000, 2h, Taiwan, Hong-Kong, USA, China)
A legendary martial arts film, a complicated love story, aerial and magic fights, a peak of Asian cinema!
The Festival will pay a tribute to actress Zhang Ziyi who will be in attendance.
21 MAY 2019 EASY RIDER
by Dennis Hopper
(1969, 1h35, USA)
Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda hit the road on their big motorcycles with the rock anthem Born to Be Wild. 50th anniversary of the legendary road movie of protest hippie youth that marks the beginning of the New Hollywood era. Prix du premier film at Cannes in 1969.
22 MAY 2019 BOYZ’N THE HOOD
by John Singleton
(1991, 1h52, USA)
A tribute to director John Singleton who recently passed away. Selected at Un Certain Regard in 1991 and twice-nominated to the Academy Awards, this gangsta movie follows the daily life of three friends from a Los Angeles ghetto, punctuated by an unforgettable soundtrack.
Plage Macé – facing the Majestic
Boulevard de la Croisette
Screenings start from 9:30pm
Open access (within the limit of available seats)
Chairs and blankets available
For more info, visit the official website of the festival.