CANNES 2011

Complete 64th Cannes Film Festival Official Selection is Announced

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April 14, 2011
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64th Cannes Film Festival

The 64th Cannes Film Festival official selection was just announced this morning. A total of 49 films this year are featured in four categories: Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition and Special Screenings (including those Midnight Screenings). The festival kicks off on May 11th next month and lasts for 11 days until May 22nd. I will be attending for my third straight year in a row and I cannot wait to be in France! It was previously announced that Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris would be opening the fest, but there's plenty of other treats like The Tree of Life, Drive and We Need To Talk About Kevin. Full list below!

Lists below are alphabetized by title and include the director's name and a quick and easy reference link.

OPENING NIGHT FILM:
Midnight in Paris - Dir: Woody Allen

COMPETITION (19 FILMS):
L'Apollonide (House of Tolerance) - Dir: Bertrand Bonello
Drive - Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn
Footnote - Dir: Joseph Cedar
Hanezu No Tsuki - Dir: Naomi Kawase
Ishimei (Hari-Kiri: Death of a Samurai) - Dir: Takashi Miike
The Kid With The Bike - Dir: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Le Havre - Dir: Aki Kaurismäki
Melancholia - Dir: Lars von Trier
Michael - Dir: Markus Schleinzer
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia - Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Pater - Dir: Alain Cavalier
Polisse - Dir: Maïwenn
The Skin That I Inhabit - Dir: Pedro Almodovar
Sleeping Beauty - Dir: Julia Leigh
La Source des Femmes (The Source) - Dir: Radu Mihaileanu
This Must Be The Place - Dir: Paolo Sorrentino
The Tree of Life - Dir: Terrence Malick
We Have a Pope - Dir: Nanni Moretti
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Dir: Lynne Ramsay

UN CERTAIN REGARD (19 FILMS):
Arirang - Dir: Kim Ki-Duk
Bonsaï - Dir: Christian Jimenez
The Day He Arrives - Dir: Sang-soo Hong
Et Maintenant, On Va Où? - Dir: Nadine Labaki
L'exercice de l'Etat (The Minister) - Dir: Pierre Schöller
Halt auf Freier Strecke - Dir: Andreas Dresen
Hors Satan - Dir: Bruno Dumont
The Hunter - Dir: Bakur Bakuradze
Loverboy - Dir: Catalin Mitulescu
Martha Marcy May Marlene - Dir: Sean Durkin
Miss Bala - Dir: Gerardo Naranjo
Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro - Dir: Robert Guédiguian
Oslo, August 31st - Dir: Joachim Trier
Restless - Dir: Gus Van Sant
Skoonheid - Dir: Oliver Hermanus
Tatsumi - Dir: Eric Khoo
Toomelah - Dir: Ivan Sen
Trabalhar Cansa (Hard Labor) - Dir: Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra
Yellow Sea - Dir: Hong-jin Na

OUT OF COMPETITION (4 FILMS):
The Artist - Dir: Michel Hazanavicius
The Beaver - Dir: Jodie Foster
La conquête (The Conquest) - Dir: Xavier Durringer
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Dir: Rob Marshall

SPECIAL SCREENINGS (5 FILMS):
Labrador - Dir: Frederikke Aspöck
Le Maître des Forges de L'enfer - Dir: Rithy Panh
Un Documentaire sur Michel Petrucciani - Dir: Michael Radford
Tous au Larzac - Dir: Christian Rouaud

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS (2 FILMS):
Dias de Gracia (Days of Grace) - Dir: Everardo Gout
Wu Xia - Dir: Peter Ho-Sun Chan

Wow, this really looks like an amazing line-up this year, I am unbelievably excited. I had a feeling it might be a really fantastic year! Though I should be careful, because last year I had high hopes and I was let down, but this really does look like everything I wanted to see at Cannes and more. I will be traveling out and staying with my good friends Eric Lavallee of IONCinema.com and Yama Rahimi, who have been my Cannes fest roommates for the past two years anyway. And damn have we had great times! I'm very much looking forward to seeing some great films in France next month. What do you guys think of this year's picks?

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  • Moon
    TREE OFLIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Jericho
      I SECOND THE CHOICE!!!!!
      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Avery/100001158722811 Jason Avery
        I THIRD!!!!!!!!
        • Moon
          I think it's about time the united states won the palme d'or again.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      MALICK! I cannot wait for this premiere. Can. Not. WAIT!
  • Boye Fajinmi
    kinda upset they don't have Lawrence Anyways by Xavier Dolan in here...
  • Jmpinzones
    Enjoy yourself as much as you can, and I,m fron now waiting for your chronicles. Bon voyage!
  • David Banner
    "Oslo, August 31st", Dir: Joachim Trier-gratz!
  • Britty Pitty
    The Tree of Life!!! Boy I have a feeling this movie will be a letdown. Too much hype going into this film. Called it first right here. Tree of Life a letdown movie! Floating at a 70% on the Tomatometer. You can tar and feather me if I am wrong when this comes out :) But I'm pretty confident! A most outstanding trailer will fall flat in the full movie :(
  • samir
    The Skin That I Inhabit seems so fascinating to me. Can't wait to hear how some of these films turn out. The In Competition line up this year has some incredible talent.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Will do my best to write-up reviews and provide some great coverage, so stay on the look-out. Always excited to be there, hope I'm not let down by the films, but this looks like a potentially great year.
  • Ady_Shearer
    You should check out Loverboy, romanian cinema :D aswell as the Source.
  • Donuit1b
    I know nothing about any of these selections, so I am looking forward to reading your descriptions and take on them. Look like you're having fun already. Enjoy!

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