Trainspotting and Scorsese’s After Hours among the titles to watch for free at Cannes’ Cinéma de la Plage

Every night of the Cannes Film Festival, the Plage Macé on the Boulevard de la Croisette will be hosting free film screenings from 9.30pm. Here are some of the 2024 programme highlights. 

From 14th to 25th May, the public beach found mere steps away from the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes will be transformed into an open-air cinema complete with giant screen and deckchairs.  

The public movie screenings held here are completely free of charge to attend, and offer fans of cinema a chance to enjoy the atmosphere of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival without the need for a backstage pass.  

The show will get going at 9.30pm every evening with a musical introduction courtesy of eclectic band TwinSelecter.

On the programme are a number of cult English language movies, such as a 4K restoration of the Danny Boyle classic of Trainspotting from 1995, 1985’s After Hours from the legendary Martin Scorsese and Brian de Palma’s 1974 Phantom of the Paradise 

A number of the screenings will be hosted in the presence of esteemed guests, including Tony Gatlif, who will be on hand for a projection of his 2004 film Exils, and the teams from 2024 films My Way, Silex and the City, Moi Aussi, Transmitzvah and Slocum et Moi 

Click here for the complete programme of events.   

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