Almodovar, Malick, Miike, Refn, Sorrentino, von Trier lead powerhouse 2011 Cannes Film Festival lineup.
FEATURE FILMS JURY
Robert DE NIRO, President – Actor, Director / USA
The Jury of the Competition, welcomes to its ranks:
- Martina GUSMAN (actress and producer, Argentina)
- Nansun SHI (producer, China)
- Uma THURMAN (actress, scriptwriter, producer, USA)
- Linn ULLMANN (critic and writer, Norway)
- Olivier ASSAYAS (director, France)
- Jude LAW (actor, UK)
- Mahamat Saleh HAROUN (director, Chad)
- Johnnie TO (director, producer, China/Hong Kong)
THE SHORT FILM AND CINEFONDATION JURY
Michel GONDRY, President – Director / France
UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY
Emir KUSTURICA, President – Director / Serbia
THE CAMERA D’OR JURY
BONG Joon-Ho, President – Director / Korea
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2011
> Woody ALLEN – MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Out of Competition) – 1h40 –
Synopsis: A writer and his fiancé are on holiday in Paris and team up with an older couple to sample the delights of the city but the young man finds himself bored, uninspired and somewhat exasperated by his pedantic new friend and takes to walking the streets at night where he finds a magical portal into the city’s elegent past and meets and falls in love with a beautiful, mysterious woman.
> Pedro ALMODÓVAR – LA PIEL QUE HABITO – 2h00 – with Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes.
Synopsis: A plastic surgeon hunts for the men who raped his daughter to exact his revenge whilst forcing his wife into degrading sexual encounters with other men.
Bertrand BONELLO – L’APOLLONIDE, SOUVENIRS DE LA MAISON CLOSE (HOUSE OF TOLERANCE) – 2h02 – with Adèle Haenel, Hafsia Herzi, Jasmine Trinca, More.
Synopsis: In Parisian brothel at the dawn of the 20th century, a prostitute is violently disfigured by a client after which she is left with a permanent and sinister scar on her face. For the women living inside the brothel the outside world remains unknown…
Alain CAVALIER – PATER – 1h45 – with Vincent Lindon.
Synopsis: A documentation of the relationship between Alain Cavalier and actor Vincent Lindon through their meetings filmed over the period of a year.
Joseph CEDAR – HEARAT SHULAYIM (Footnote) – 1h45 – with Lior Ashkenazi, Shlomo Bar-Aba, Alma Zack, More.
Synopsis: A father and son are both professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The two are rivals, and competition for The Israel Prize, Israel’s most prestigious national award, brings a final, bitter confrontation.
Nuri Bilge CEYLAN – BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA (Once upon a time in Anatolia) – 2h30 – with Yılmaz Erdoğan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan.
Synopsis: The tense story of a night spent by a doctor and a prosecutor.
> Jean-Pierre et Luc DARDENNE – LE GAMIN AU VÉLO – 1h27 – with Cécile de France, Thomas Doret, Jérémie Renier.
Synopsis: 11 year old Cyril desperately wants to find his father, who put him in a childrens home when he was little. By chance, he meets a young woman called Samantha, who agrees to take him home for the weekends and look after him.
> Aki KAURISMÄKI – LE HAVRE – 1h43 – with André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin.
Synopsis: Marcel Marx, a shoe-shiner in Le Havre is left distraught when his wife hides a life-threatening illness from him. When he meets an African child who could face deportation from France at any moment, he takes a liking to the boy, and is determined to help.
> Naomi KAWASE – HANEZU NO TSUKI – 1h31 –
Synopsis: The filmmaker has dedicated this film to Asuka, a city of Nara region, south of Japan. The new film by Naomi Kawase resonates with the disasters that have afflicted Japan.
Julia LEIGH – SLEEPING BEAUTY – 1st film – 1h44 – with Emily Browning, Michael Dorman, Mirrah Foulkes.
Synopsis: Lucy, a young student, finds herself being seduced into an exciting but dangerous world of prostitution and drugs.
MAÏWENN – POLISSE – 2h01 – with Karin Viard, Marina Foïs, Joey Starr.
Synopsis: A journalist charged with covering police assigned to a juvenile division begins a dangerous affair with one of her subjects.
> Terrence MALICK – THE TREE OF LIFE – 2h18 – with Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain.
Synopsis: Jack is brought up by a domineering father and a loving mother who gives him hope in life. When his two younger brothers are born, he is forced to share his mother’s unconditional love and deal with his obsessed father.
Radu MIHAILEANU – LA SOURCE DES FEMMES – 2h15 –
Takashi MIIKE – ICHIMEI – 2h06 –
(Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samuraï)
Nanni MORETTI – HABEMUS PAPAM – 1h42 –
Lynne RAMSAY – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN – 1h50 –
Markus SCHLEINZER – MICHAEL – 1st film – 1h34 –
Paolo SORRENTINO – THIS MUST BE THE PLACE – 1h58 –
Lars VON TRIER – MELANCHOLIA – 2h10 –
Nicolas WINDING REFN – DRIVE – 1h35 –
*** Un Certain Regard ***
Gus VAN SANT – RESTLESS – Opening Film – 1h31 –
Bakur BAKURADZE – THE HUNTER – 1h50 –
Andreas DRESEN – HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE – 1h35 –
Bruno DUMONT – HORS SATAN – 1h50 –
Sean DURKIN – MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE – 1st film – 1h41 –
Robert GUÉDIGUIAN – LES NEIGES DU KILIMANDJARO – 1h47 –
Oliver HERMANUS – SKOONHEID – 1h38 –
HONG Sangsoo – THE DAY HE ARRIVES – 1h19 –
Cristián JIMÉNEZ – BONSÁI – (Bonsaï) – 1h42 –
Eric KHOO – TATSUMI – 1h34 –
KIM Ki-duk – ARIRANG – 1h40 –
Nadine LABAKI – ET MAINTENANT ON VA OÚ ? – 1h50 –
Catalin MITULESCU – LOVERBOY – 1h35 –
NA Hong-jin – THE YELLOW SEA – 2h20 –
Gerardo NARANJO – MISS BALA – 1h53 –
Juliana ROJAS & Marco DUTRA – TRABALHAR CANSA – 1st film – 1h40 –
Pierre SCHOELLER – L’EXERCICE DE L’ETAT – 1h55 –
Ivan SEN – TOOMELAH – 1h46 –
Joachim TRIER – OSLO, AUGUST 31ST – 1h35 –
*** Out of Competition ***
Xavier DURRINGER – LA CONQUÊTE – 1h45 –
Jodie FOSTER – THE BEAVER – 1h40 –
Michel HAZANAVICIUS – THE ARTIST – 1h40 –
Rob MARSHALL – PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES – 2h20 –
*** Midnight Screenings ***
CHAN Peter Ho-Sun – WU XIA – 2h00 –
Everardo GOUT – DIAS DE GRACIA – 1st film – 2h13 –
*** Special Screnings ***
Frederikke ASPÖCK – LABRADOR – 1st film – 1h30 –
Rithy PANH – LE MAÎTRE DES FORGES DE L’ENFER – 1h45 –
Michael RADFORD – MICHEL PETRUCCIANI – 1h30 –
Christian ROUAUD – TOUS AU LARZAC – 2h00 –
*** Cinéfondation ***
ARAMISOVA – FAMU, Czech Republic – CAGEY TIGERS – 23′ –
Nathanael CARTON – NYU Asia, Singapore – SUU ET UCHIKAWA – 11’ –
(Suu and Uchikawa)
Simão CAYATTE – Columbia University, USA – A VIAGEM – 19’ –
Anat COSTI – Bezalel Academy, Israel – BEFETACH BEITY – 6’ –
(On My Doorstep)
D. Jesse DAMAZO & Joe BOOKMAN – University of Iowa, USA THE AGONY AND SWEAT OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT – 15’ –
Pieter DIRKX – Sint-Lukas University, Belgium – BENTO MONOGATARI – 27’ –
Doroteya DROUMEVA – dffb, Germany DER BRIEF – 30’ –
Alice FURTADO – Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil – DUELO ANTES DA NOITE -20’ –
(Duel Before Nightfall)
Kamal LAZRAQ – La fémis, France – DRARI – 39’ –
Mariano LUQUE – Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina – SALSIPUEDES – 44’ –
Gastón MARGOLIN, Martín MORGENFELD – Universidad del Cine, Argentina – LA FIESTA DE CASAMIENTO – 19’ –
(The Wedding Party)
Pasquale MARINO – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy – L’ESTATE CHE NON VIENE – 17’ –
(Till Summer Comes)
Jefferson MONEO – Columbia University, USA – BIG MUDDY – 15’ –
Ma’ayan RYPP – Tel Aviv University, Israel – AL MARTHA LAUF – 26′ –
(Martha Must Fly)
SON Tae-gyum – Chung-Ang University, South Korea – YA-GAN-BI-HANG – 21′ –
(Fly by Night)
Maria STEINMETZ – HFF »Konrad Wolf », Germany – DER WECHSELBALG – 8’ –