Wednesday, 11 May 2011

64th Annual Cannes Festival

The 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival kicks off today, with a wide array of films to be on the screens. A total of 49 films have been chosen and will be divided into four categories: Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition and Special Screenings (including those Midnight Screenings).

Here is a list of the films to be screened, from digitalspy:

Opening Film (out of competition)

Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)

In Competition

L'Apollonide - Souvenirs de la Maison Close (Bertrand Bonello)

The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)

Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)

Footnote (Joseph Cedar)

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Takashi Miike)

Hanezu No Tsuki (Naomi Kawase)

Le Havre (Aki Kaurismäki)

The Kid with the Bike (Dardenne Brothers)

Melancholia (Lars von Trier)

Michael (Markus Schleinzer)

Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Pater (Alain Cavalier)

Polisse (Maiwenn)

The Skin that I Inhabit (Pedro Almodóvar)

Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh)

La source des femmes (Radu Mihaileanu)

The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)

This Must Be The Place (Paolo Sorrentino)

We Have a Pope (Nanni Moretti)

We Need To Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)

Out of CompetitionThe Beaver (Jodie Foster)

La conquête (Xavier Durringer)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Rob Marshall)

Un Certain RegardArirang (Kim Ki-Duk)

Bonsai (Christian Jimenez)

The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-Soo)

Elena (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Et maintenant, on va où? (Nadine Labaki)

Halt auf freier Strecke (Andreas Dresen)

Hors Satan (Bruno Dumont)

The Hunter (Bakur Bakuradze)

L'exercice de l'Etat (Pierre Schoeller)

Loverboy (Catalin Mitulescu)

Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin)

Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo)

Les neiges du Kilimandjaro (Robert Guédiguian)

Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier)

Restless (Gus Van Sant)

Skoonheid (Oliver Hermanus)

Tatsumi (Eric Khoo)

Toomelah (Ivan Sen)

Travailler fatigue (Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra)

Yellow Sea (Na Hong-jin)

Midnight Screenings

Days of Grace (Everardo Gout)

Wu Xia (Chen Peter Ho-Sun)

Special Screenings

Labrador (Frederikke Aspöck)

Le maître des forges de l'enfer (Rithy Panh)

Un documentaire sur Michel Petrucciani (Michael Radford)

Tous au Larzac (Christian Rouaud)

South Africa has their first Afrikaans film, Skoonheid, to make the list. We hope it will do well and make us South Africans proud.

Are you interested in watching any of these films? Would you like to attend the Cannes Festival?

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