Cannes Film Festival 2011 (11-22 May)

19 titles compete for the Palme d’Or at the 64th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival including the latest feature from Cannes favourite Lars von Trier whose Melancholia is his ninth time in the main competition.

 

Other films includes Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon A Time In Anatolia, Lynn Ramsey’s We Need To Talk About Kevin &  Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be The Place, all widely predicted beforehand.

 

Terrence’s Malick’s The Tree of Life seemed a near certainty for a Cannes screening but speculation that it would be out of competition so as to accommodate a May theatrical release proved unfounded.  It will be Malick’s first time in competition since Days of Heaven in 1978.

 

The inclusion of Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In is a surprise.  Earlier reports indicated that Almodovar favoured a later world premiere so as to coincide with the film’s theatrical release during the autumn.

 

There is no shortage of films from other leading auteurs including Dardenne Bros’ The Kid With A Bike, Aki Kaurismaki’s Le Havre & Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope.

 

Nicolas Winding Refn, whose Bronson impressed at Sundance two films ago, secured his first competition place with Drive.

 

After a low key, but nevertheless impressive, competition line-up last year, Cannes returns to the more familiar indie heavy weights this time around, which should provide the sector with a welcome boost.

 

Cannes had previously announced that Gus Van Sant would open the Un Certain Regard sidebar with Restless.  An inviting programme also includes Sean Durkin’s buzz film Martha Marcy May Marlene and titles from Robert Guediguian & Kim Ki-duk.buy cialis over the countercialis online pharmacy australiabuy sildalis onlinebuy sildalissildalis online online sildalis

 

The festival will open with Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, which screens out of competition.  Other notable non-competition films include Rob Marshall’s latest in the Pirates in the Caribbean franchise.  There is no news yet on the closing film. essay writing tutorial

May 22nd, 2011 - admin

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