Official Cannes Film Festival Line Up Announced

By Will Chadwick On April 14th, 2011

cannes landcape 20x12 600x360 Official Cannes Film Festival Line Up Announced

It’s that time of year where the most prestigious film festival of the year, Cannes, announces its film line up and to be honest, in the Competition selection and the Un Certain Regard section there are no surprises. Only difference this year is there appears to be a lot more English language movies in the Competition, especially those who will be campaigning for the Palme d’Or. In there we have the previously announced The Tree of Life from Terrence Malick, Lars von Trier‘s Melancholia, Lynne Ramsey‘s new film We Need To Talk About Kevin and most interestingly Nicolas Winding Refn is there with his film Drive, which for all intents and purposes is not something you expect at Cannes.

Also of interest are the festival favourites. Pedro Almodovar‘s new film The Skin I Live In, which looks, like the rest of his work, completely bananas. As well as that we have the Dardenne brothers with their new film Boy With a Bike and Paolo Sorrentino‘s This Must Be The Place. Check back on May 11th when we will be bringing you plenty of coverage on the 64th Cannes Film Festival, and read the selections for the films playing in Competition and Out of Competition films below. You can read the entire press release here.

Opening Film
Midnight In Paris – Woody Allen

Competition
The Skin I Live In – Pedro Almodovar
L’Apollonide: House of Tolerance – Betrand Bonello
Foot Note – Joseph Cedar
Pater – Alain Cavalier
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia – Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Boy With A Bike – Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Le Havre – Aki Kaurismaki
Hanezu no Tsuki – Naomi Kawase
Sleeping Beauty – Julia Leigh
The Tree of Life - Terrence Malick
La Source de Femmes – Radu Mihaileanu
Polisse – Maïwenn Le Besco
Harakiri Death of a Samurai - Takashi Miike
We Have A Pope – Nanni Moretti
We Need To Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay
Michael - Markus Schleinzer
This Must Be The Place - Paolo Sorrentino
Melancholia – Lars Von Trier
Drive - Nicholas Winding Refn

La Conquete – Xavier Durringer
The Beaver – Jodie Foster
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides – Rob Marshall


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