Friday, April 22, 2011

Official Line-up of the 64th Cannes Film Festival

Following is the complete line-up for the 64th Cannes Film Festival, running from May 11-22.

Opening Film

Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen

In Competition

Drive - Nicholas Winding Refn
Footnote - Joseph Cedar
Hanezu no Tsuki - Naomi Kawasi
Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai - Takashi Miike
The Kid With a Bike - Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
L'apollonide [Souvenirs de la maison close] - Bertrand Bonello
Le Havre - Aki Kaurismaki
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia - Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Melancholia - Lars Von Trier
Michael - Markus Schleinzer
Pater - Alain Cavalier
Polisse - Maiwenn
The Skin That I Inhabit - Pedro Almodovar
Sleeping Beauty - Julia Leigh
La Source des femmes - Radu Mihaileanu
This Must Be the Place - Paolo Sorrentino
The Tree of Life - Terrence Malick
We Have A Pope - Nanni Moretti
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lynne Ramsay

Un Certain Regard

Arirang - Kim Ki-duk
Bonsai - Christian Jimenez
The Day He Arrives - Hong Sang-soo
Et maintenant on va ou - Nadine Labaki
Halt auf freier Strecke - Andread Dresen
Hors Satan - Bruno Dumont
The Hunter - Bakur Bakuradze
Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro - Robert Guediguian
L'exercisce de l'etat - Pierre Schoeller
Loverboy - Catalin Mitulescu
Martha Marcy May Marlene - Sean Durkin
Miss Bala - Gerardo Naranjo
Restless - Gus Van Sant
Oslo, August 31st - Joachim Trier
Skoonheid - Oliver Hermanus
Tatsumi - Eric Khoo
Trabalhar Cansa - Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Toomelah - Ivan Sen
The Yellow Sea - Na Hong-jin

Out of Competition

Kung Fu Panda 2 - Jennifer Yuh
The Beaver - Jodie Foster
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
The Conquest - Xavier Durringer
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Rob Marshall

Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life and Lars Von Trier's Melancholia appear to headline the nominees, while Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty has received some recent attention also. Personally, I'm quite interested in Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks. Here is a trailer for Gus Van Sant's Restless: 


  1. Wow, this is a great line-up. I'm most interested in Drive, The Tree of Life, Melancholia, Sleeping Beauty and Restless.

  2. It is a great line-up, and these are the five that stood out for me too. The Dardenne Bros. normally make good films, having won in 1999 (?) for Rosetta, so their film would be worth watching too. And Midnight in Paris of course :-p

  3. The big three for me are almodovar, Von Trier and malick! Should be a good year!