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Cannes Film Festival adds seven films, plans Prince tribute

The Cannes Film Festival continues to bolster its screening list this week, while also adding a tribute to the late musician Prince.

It was announced today that the Cannes Film Festival will honor Prince, who was found dead this week at the age of 57, with a tribute celebrating the musician’s influence and collaborations in both music and film. While the announcement confirmed the tribute, no further details were announced at this time. Prince’s autopsy will be carried out this week, with the results expected to be released over the next few weeks.

Prince was an Oscar winner, picking up a win for the music in “Purple Rain” back in 1984. Prince also provided the music to several films, including Tim Burton’s “Batman” and Spike Lee’s “Girl 6”. Spike Lee screened “Girl 6” back in 1996 at the Cannes Film Festival under the Un Certain Regard section.

The event is scheduled to run from May 11th through May 22nd, with Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” kicking off the screenings. The new films added today are listed below:

IN COMPETITION

THE SALESMAN by Asghar Farhadi (Iran)

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Opening film: ESHTEBAK (CLASH) by Mohamed DIAB (Egypt)

HELL OR HIGH WATER by David Mackenzie (Great Britain)

MIDNIGHT SCREENING

BLOOD FATHER by Jean-François Richet (France)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

WRONG ELEMENTS by Jonathan Littell (United States)

LA FORÊT DE QUINCONCES by Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet (France)

CHOUF by Karim Dridi (France / Tunisia)