Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cannes playing host to Von Trier, Malick, Marshall

The unveiling of this year's Cannes Film Festival line up wasn't exactly filled with shocks and surprises so much as pleasantries and intrigues. Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is obviously making an appearance, as if we needed any further confirmation on that one. As predicted, but not confirmed, Lars Von Trier's latest film, Melancholia, will also be making an appearance in the competition. Pedro Almadovar's The Skin That I Inhabit is also to have it's premiere, along with several other wild cards. Restless is playing Un Certain Regard, as noted yesterday, amongst several other films we're sure to hear first words about this time next month. The only real surprise of sorts is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides playing at the festival. I guess there's always one blockbuster in this heap.

"Midnight in Paris," Woody Allen

"Drive," Nicolas Winding Refn
"Footnote," Josef Cedar
"Hanezu no Tsuki," Naomi Kawase
"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

"Arirang," Kim Ki-duk
"Bonsai," Cristian Jimenez
"The Day He Arrives," Hong Sang-soo
"Et maintenant on va ou?," Nadine Labaki
"Halt auf freier Strecke," Andreas 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," U.S., Gus Van Sant
"Oslo, August 31st," Joachim Trier
"Skoonheid," Oliver Hermanus
"Tatsumi," Singapore, Eric Khoo
"Trabalhar cansa," Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
"Toomelah," Ivan Sen
"The Yellow Sea," Na Hong-jin

"The Beaver," Jodie Foster
"The Artist," Michel Hazanavicius
"The Conquest," Xavier Durringer
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," Rob Marshall

"Wu Xia," Peter Chan Ho-sun
"Dias de gracia," Everardo Gout

"Labrador," Frederikke Aspock
"Le maitre des forges de l'enfer," Rithy Panh
"Michel Petrucciani," Michael Radford
"Tous au Larzac," Christian Rouaud

1 comment:

  1. There usually is one or two blockbusters here (remember last year had Robin Hood, '08 had Indiana Jones and '06 had The Davinci Code and X-Men 3?)

    This is a list to get excited for, and I still think that it should be Super 8 instead of Pirates 4 on the festival.