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Cannes 2011: A Guide To All The Films

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire May 23, 2011 at 4:48AM

The 2011 Cannes Film Festival has offerined a cinephile's dream of a program, with the likes of Pedro Almodovar, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Bruno Dumont, Terrence Malick, Lynne Ramsay, Paolo Sorrentino, Lars Von Trier and Gus Van Sant all screening their latest work. To make things easy for readers, indieWIRE is offering up this handy guide to all the films in the various sections of the festival. Below is a day by day guide to the official selection, as well as links to individual film pages for each festival selection, including photos, trailers, clips, and film critic grades as part of our criticWIRE survey of fest films.
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Cannes 2011: A Guide To All The Films
The 2011 Festival de Cannes poster, featuring Faye Dunaway in 1970, as photographed by Jerry Schatzberg. Poster design by H5.

The 2011 Cannes Film Festival has offerined a cinephile's dream of a program, with the likes of Pedro Almodovar, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Bruno Dumont, Terrence Malick, Lynne Ramsay, Paolo Sorrentino, Lars Von Trier and Gus Van Sant all screening their latest work. To make things easy for readers, indieWIRE is offering up this handy guide to all the films in the various sections of the festival. Below is a day by day guide to the official selection, as well as links to individual film pages for each festival selection, including photos, trailers, clips, and film critic grades as part of our criticWIRE survey of fest films.

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CANNES OFFICIAL SELECTION

COMPETITION; OPENING & CLOSING NIGHT FILMS:

Day One: Wednesday, May 11
"Midnight in Paris," directed by Woody Allen
criticWIRE average: B (film page) (review)


Day Two: Thursday, May 12
"We Need To Talk About Kevin," directed by Lynne Ramsay
criticWIRE average: B (film page) (review)

"Sleeping Beauty," directed by Julia Leigh
criticWIRE average: B- (film page) (review)


Day Three: Friday, May 13
"We Have A Pope (Habemus Papam)," directed by Nanni Moretti
criticWIRE average: B- (film page) (review)

"Polisse," directed by Maiwenn
criticWIRE average: B- (film page) (review)


Day Four: Saturday, May 14
"Footnote," directed by Joseph Cedar
criticWIRE average: B- (film page) (review)

"Michael," directed by Markus Schleinzer
criticWIRE average: B- (film page) (review)


Day Five: Sunday, May 15
"The Artist," directed by Michel Hazanavicius
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page) (review)

"The Kid With A Bike, directed by Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page) (review)

A scene from "The Tree of Life."

Day Six: Monday, May 16
"The Tree of Life," directed by Terrence Malick
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page) (review)

"House of Tolerance," directed by Bertrand Bonello
criticWIRE average: C+ (film page)


Day Seven: Tuesday, May 17
"Le Havre, directed by Aki Kaurismaki
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page)

"Pater, directed by Alain Cavalier
criticWIRE average: C- (film page)


Day Eight: Wednesday, May 18
"Melancholia," directed by Lars Von Trier
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page) (review)

"Hanezu," directed by Naomi Kawase
criticWIRE average: D+ (film page)


Day Nine: Thursday, May 19
"The Skin I Live In," directed by Pedro Almodovar
criticWIRE average: B (film page) (review)

"Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai," directed by Takashi Miike
criticWIRE average: C- (film page) (review)


Day Ten: Friday, May 20
"This Must Be The Place," directed by Paolo Sorrentino
criticWIRE average: C+ (film page) (review)

"Drive," directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
criticWIRE average: B (film page) (review)


Day Eleven: Saturday, May 21
"The Source," directed by Radu Mihaileanu
criticWIRE average: B (film page)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page) (review)


Day Twelve: Sunday, May 22
"Beloved," directed by Christophe Honoré
(closing film, out of competition)
criticWIRE average: B- (film page) (review)

-- on page two: Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Special Screening and Un Certain Regard --

OUT OF COMPETITION:

The Beaver, directed by Jodie Foster
criticWIRE average: B- (film page)

"The Conquest," directed by Xavier Durringer
criticWIRE average: C+ (film page)

A scene from Xavier Durringer's "The Conquest"

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directed by Rob Marshall
criticWIRE average: C (film page)


MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS:

"Days of Grace," directed by Everardo Gout
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

Wu Xia, directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
criticWIRE average: B- (film page)


SPECIAL SCREENINGS:

"18 Days," directed by Various
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"The Big Fix," directed by Rebecca Tickell, Josh Tickell
criticWIRE average: B- (film page)

"Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell," directed by Rihy Panh
criticWIRE average: B (film page)

"Labrador," directed by Frederikke Aspöck
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Leader-Sheep," directed by Christian Rouaud
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Michel Petrucciani," directed by Michael Radford
criticWIRE average: C+ (film page)

"This is not a Film," directed by Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmas
criticWIRE average: A (film page) (review)


UN CERTAIN REGARD:

"Arirang," directed by Kim Ki-Duk
criticWIRE average: C- (film page) (review)

"Beauty (Skoonheid)," directed by Oliver Hermanus
criticWIRE average: B- (film page)

"Bonsai," directed by Cristián Jimenéz
criticWIRE average: B (film page)

"The Day He Arrives," directed by Hong Sangsoo
criticWIRE average: B (film page)

"Elena," directed by Andrey Zviagintsev
criticWIRE average: B (film page)

"Good Bye," directed by Mohammad Rasoulof
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page) (review)

"Hard Work (Trabalhar Cansa)," directed by Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas
criticWIRE average: C (film page)

"Hors Satan," directed by Bruno Dumont
criticWIRE average: C (film page)

"The Hunter," directed by Bakur Bakuradze
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Loverboy," directed by Catalin Mitulescu
criticWIRE average: B- (film page)

"Martha Marcy May Marlene," directed by Sean Durkin
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page) (review)

"The Minister (L'Exercise de L'Etat)," directed by Pierre Schoeller
criticWIRE average: B- (film page)

"Miss Bala," directed by Gerardo Naranjo
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page)

A scene from Gerardo Naranjo's "Miss Bala"

"The Murderer (The Yellow Sea)," directed by Na Hong-Jin
criticWIRE average: B- (film page)

"Oslo, August 31st," directed by Joachim Trier
criticWIRE average: B (film page) (review)

"Restless," directed by Gus Van Sant
criticWIRE average: C+ (film page)

"The Snows Of Kilimanjaro," directed by Robert Guediguian
criticWIRE average: C+ (film page)

"Stopped On Track (Halt Auf Freier Strecke)," directed by Andreas Dresen
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Tatsumi," directed by Eric Khoo
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Toomelah," directed by Ivan Sen
criticWIRE average: B- (film page)

"Where Do We Go Now?," directed by Nadine Labaki
criticWIRE average: C+ (film page)

-- on page three: Director's Fortnight and Critics Week --

DIRECTOR'S FORTNIGHT:

"After the South (Après le sud)," directed by Jean-Jacques Jauffret
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Blue Bird," directed by Gust Van den Berghe
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Breathing (Atmen)," directed by Karl Markovics
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Chatrak," directed by Vimukthi Jayasundra
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Code Blue," directed by Urszula Antoniak
criticWIRE average: D (film page)

"Corpo Celeste," directed by Alice Rohrwacher
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

A scene from Alice Rohrwacher's "Corpo Celeste"

"The Fairy," directed by Dominique Abel, Bruno Romy, Fiona Gordon
criticWIRE average: B (film page)

"Les géants," directed by Bouli Lanners
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Iris in Bloom (En Ville)," directed by Valérie Mréjen, Bertrand Schefer
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"The Island," directed by Kamen Kalev
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Palawan Fate (Busong)," directed by Auraeus Solito
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Porfirio," directed by Alejandro Landes
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"On a Plank (Sur la planche)," directed by Leïla Kilani
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"The Other Side of Sleep," directed by Rebecca Daly
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Return," directed by Liza Johnson
criticWIRE average: B (film page)

"The Silence of Joan (Jeanne captive)," directed by Philippe Ramos
criticWIRE average: C+ (film page)

"The Silver Abyss (O Abismo prateado)," directed by Karim Aïnouz
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Unforgiveable (Impardonnables)," directed by André Téchiné
criticWIRE average: C (film page)

"Volcano (Eldfjall)," directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)


CRITIC'S WEEK:

"17 Girls (17 Filles)," directed by Delphine and Muriel Coulin
criticWIRE average: C- (film page)

"Las Acacias," directed by Pablo Giorgelli
criticWIRE average: B- (film page)

A scene from Pablo Giorgelli's "Las Acacias"

"Avé," directed by Konstantin Bojanov
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Sauna on Moon," directed by Zou Peng
criticWIRE average: TBD (film page)

"Snowtown," directed by Justin Kurzel
criticWIRE average: B- (film page)

"The Slut (Hanotenet)," directed by Hagar Ben Asher
criticWIRE average: C+ (film page)

"Take Shelter," directed by Jeff Nichols
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page) (review)

"Walk Away Renee," directed by Jonathan Caouette
criticWIRE average: B+ (film page) (review)

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