CULTURE

The Stars from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Ryan Gosling

George Miller’s career-revitalizing juggernaut Mad Max: Fury Road was first unleashed on the world during its Cannes Film Festival premiere last year — and this year, Miller returns to the festival in a different capacity, helming the jury and judging slate of films that were announced Thursday morning. It’s a reunion, of sorts, for all the actors, directors, and writers who have graced the pages of W over the years; the varied bunch of films on the program run the gamut from a Spielbergian retelling of Roald Dahl’s The BFG to Nicolas Winding Refn’s neon-glazed postmodernism, spanning languages and international borders (films hail from the United States and France, of course, but also South Korea, Cambodia, the U.K., and Denmark). The list includes, but isn’t limited to, names like Marion Cotillard, Charlize Theron, Parker Posey, and Adam Driver — all now fixtures of the festival circuit, the biggest names in the business for arguably the biggest festival of the season. Until the stars descend on the French riviera in less than a month, here’s a look back at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 competitors and participants from the W archives.

1

Charlize Theron stars in Sean Penn’s The Last Face.

Theron in “Mad Beautiful,” photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine April 2015.

2

Blake Lively stars in Woody Allen’s Café Society.

Lively in “Lively Time,” photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Alex White; W magazine December 2008

3

Steve Carell stars in Woody Allen’s Café Society.

Carell in “Best Performances 2015,” photographed by Tim Walker, styled by Jacob K; W magazine January 2015.

4

Jesse Eisenberg stars in Woody Allen’s Café Society.

Eisenberg in “Best Performances 2011,” photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Melanie Ward; W magazine February 2011.

5

Parker Posey stars in Woody Allen’s Café Society.

Posey in “Parker Posey Becomes One of Woody’s Women,” photographed by Victoria Stevens; W magazine May 2015.

6

Xavier Dolan directs Just la fin du monde.

Dolan in “Triple Threat,” photographed by Adam Golfer; W magazine June 2010.

7

Marion Cotillard stars in Nicole Garcia’s Mal de pierres.

Cotillard in “Red Hot,” photographed by Tim Walker, styled by Jacob K; W magazine December 2012.

8

Louis Garrel stars in Nicole Garcia’s Mal de pierres.

Garrel in “Louis Garrel Keeps Busy at Cannes,” photographed by Victoria Stevens; W magazine May 2015.

9

Adam Driver stars in Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson.

Driver in “The New Royals,” photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine September 2015.

10

Kristen Stewart stars in Woody Allen’s Café Society.

Stewart in “Woman on the Verge,” photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine. September 2011

11

Golshifteh Farahani stars in Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson.

Farahani in “On the Verge,” photographed by Catherine Servel, styled by Felicia Garcia-Rivera; W magazine February 2013.

12

Michael Shannon stars in Jeff Nichols’ Loving.

Shannon in “Best Performances 2013,” photographed by Juergen Teller, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine January 2014.

13

Joel Edgerton stars in Jeff Nichols’ Loving.

Edgerton in “Best Performances 2015,” photographed by Peter Lindbergh, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine January 2016.

14

Park Chan-Wook directs The Handmaiden.

Park in “On Set: Stoker,” photographed by Macall Polay; W magazine March 2013.

15

Elle Fanning stars in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon.

Fanning in “Sister Act,” photographed by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Lori Goldstein; W magazine December 2011.

16

Abbey Lee Kershaw stars in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon.

Kershaw in “Abbey Lee Kershaw’s Inner Wild Child,” photographed by Mark Segal, styled by Sally Lyndley; W magazine March 2015.

17

Ryan Gosling stars in Shane Black’s The Nice Guys.

Gosling in “Heart to Heart,” photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Lori Goldstein; W magazine October 2010.

18

Margaret Qualley stars in stars in Shane Black’s The Nice Guys.

Qualley in “It Trend, It Girl,” photographed by Daniel King, styled by Patrick Mackie; W magazine September 2012.

19

Jodie Foster directs Money Monster.

Foster in “Scorsese’s Women,” photographed by Steven Klein, styled by Panos Yiapanis; W magazine September 2014.

20

Julia Roberts stars in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster.

Roberts in “American Idols,” photographed by Mario Sorrenti, styled by L’Wren Scott; W magazine June 2011.

21

Caitriona Balfe stars in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster.

Balfe in “Caitriona Balfe Looks Back,” photographed by Driu & Tiago, styled by Leith Clark; W magazine July 2015.

22

George Clooney stars in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster.

Clooney in “Spot the Star,” photographed by Emma Summerton, styled by Yayoi Kusama; W magazine December 2013.

23

Jack O’Connell stars in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster.

O’Connell in “Best Performances 2015,” photographed by Tim Walker, styled by Jacob K; W magazine January 2016.

24

Condola Rashad stars in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster.

Rashad in “Juliet and Beyond,” photographed by Roy Beeson; W magazine September 2013.

25

Bill Hader stars in Steven Spielberg’s The BFG.

Hader in “Best Performances 2015,” photographed by Tim Walker, styled by Jacob K; W magazine January 2016.

26

Rebecca Hall stars in Steven Spielberg’s The BFG.

Hall with John Hamm in “Talk of the Town,” photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg, styled by Lori Goldstein; W magazine August 2010.