Complete 64th Cannes Film Festival Official Selection is Announced
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
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?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Moon on Apr 14, 2011
I SECOND THE CHOICE!!!!!
Jericho on Apr 14, 2011
Jason Avery on Apr 14, 2011
I think it's about time the united states won the palme d'or again.
Moon on Apr 14, 2011
kinda upset they don't have Lawrence Anyways by Xavier Dolan in here...
Boye Fajinmi on Apr 14, 2011
Enjoy yourself as much as you can, and I,m fron now waiting for your chronicles. Bon voyage!
Jmpinzones on Apr 14, 2011
"Oslo, August 31st", Dir: Joachim Trier-gratz!
David Banner on Apr 14, 2011
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 🙁
Britty Pitty on Apr 15, 2011
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.
samir on Apr 15, 2011
You should check out Loverboy, romanian cinema 😀 aswell as the Source.
Ady_Shearer on Apr 15, 2011
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!
Donuit1b on May 8, 2011
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