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Cannes 2016 - highlights so far

Written by Daniel Kirby on 18th May 2016

The Cannes film festival has been underway for a week, and here are our highlights of the event so far.

Studio Ghibli make a return after two years

Studio Ghibli have released a trailer for their new film The Red Turtle. They are co-producing the film with the French studio Wild Bunch and the film will be the first release from the acclaimed studio since When Marnie Was There in 2014. The film looks very interesting, you can check out the trailer here.

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Scorsese secures a major deal for his long-delayed film The Irishman

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, the gangster film had been in process for several years, however Scorsese's deal with STX Entertainment will allow production to finally commence on the film later this year.

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The BFG premieres to wide acclaim

Steven Spielberg's live action adaptation of the famous Roald Dahl novel recently premiered at the festival, and was extremely well-received. In particular Mark Rylance, who plays the big friendly giant himself, was praised by critics for his perfomance, marking a continuation in the run of success for the British actor who earlier this year won an Oscar for his part in the excellent film Bridge of Spies. Watch the trailer here.

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