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Almodovar, Malick, Ramsay and Von Trier Set For 2011 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

Lynne Ramsay's "We Need to Talk About Kevin."

Updated - The powerhouse lineup for the 64th Festival de Cannes was unveiled in Paris this afternoon local time by festival chief Thierry Fremaux. indieWIRE has the full list, which includes veteran directors Pedro Almodovar, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Bruno Dumont, Terrence Malick, Lynne Ramsay, Paolo Sorrentino, Lars Von Trier and Gus Van Sant.

The list offers many surprises, but as expected films from Brillante Mendoza, Yorgos Lanthimos, Carlos Reygadas, Hirokazu Kore-eda were among the major omissions in the 19-film wide competition slate. The list also includes four female filmmakers: Ramsay, Naomi Kawase, Maiwenn and first-time Aussie filmmaker Julia Leigh with her "Sleeping Beauty."

American titles include a surprise in Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive," in addition to Malick's "Tree of Life" (screening in competition, despite many predicting otherwise) and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" confirmed out of competition, while Jodie Foster's "The Beaver" will be making its international debut in Cannes following its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in the U.S. in March. The announced titles are listed in their respective sections below.

A scene from "The Tree of Life."

Competition:

"La Piel Que Habito" (The Skin that I Live In), directed by Pedro Almodovar
"L'Apollonide," directed by Bertrand Bonello
"Drive," directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
"Footnote," directed by Joseph Cedar
"Ichimei" (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai), directed by Takashi Miike
"Le Havre," directed by Aki Kaurismäki
"Hanezu No Tsuki," directed by Naomi Kawase
"The Kid With The Bike," directed by Dardenne Brothers
"Melancholia," directed by Lars Von Trier
"Michael," directed by Markus Schleinzer (first film)
"Once Upon A Time in Anatolia," directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
"Parter," directed by Alain Cavalier
"Polisse," directed by Maiwenn
"Sleeping Beauty," directed by Julia Leigh
"La source des femmes," directed by Radu Mihaileanu
"This Must Be The Place," directed by Paolo Sorrentino
"The Tree of Life," directed by Terrence Malick
"We Have a Pope," directed by Nanni Moretti
"We Need To Talk About Kevin," directed by Lynne Ramsay

Out of Competition:

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

(Midnight Screenings):
"Wu Xia," directed by Chan Peter Ho-Sun
"Dias de Gracia," directed by Everado Gout (first film)

(Special Screenings):
"Labrador," directed by Frederikke Aspöck (first film)
"Le maître des forges de l'enfer," directed by Rithy Panh
"Michel Petrucciani," directed by Michael Radford
"Tous au Larzac," directed by Christian Rouaud

Un Certain Regard:

"Bonsaï," directed by Christian Jimenez
"The Day He Arrives," directed by Hong Sang-Soo
"Et maintenant, on va où ?," directed by Nadine Labaki
"Halt auf freier Strecke," directed Andreas Dresen
"Hors Satan," directed by Bruno Dumont
"The Hunter," Bakur Bakuradze
"Martha Marcy May Marlene," directed by Sean Durkin
"Les neiges du Kilimandjaro," directed by Robert Guédiguian
"Restless," directed by Gus Van Sant
"Skoonheid," directed by Oliver Hermanus
"Tatsumi," directed by Eric Khoo
"Arirang," directed by Kim Ki-Duk
"Toomelah," directed by Ivan Sen
"Oslo," August 31st," directed by Joachim Trier
"L'Exercice de L'Etat," directed by Pierre Schoeller
"Trabalhar Cansa," directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra (first film)
"Miss Bala," directed by Gerardo Naranjo
"Loverboy," directed by Catalin Mitulescu
"Yellow Sea," directed by Na Hong-jin

[Editor's Note: In an earlier version of this article, iW listed "Kung Fu Panda 2" as screening at this year's Cannes, it is not, however, included in the official selection as of now.]

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3 Comments

  • Steven Flores | April 14, 2011 6:58 AMReply

    Wait a minute. How come Yorgos Lanthimos' "Alps" isn't in the list? Is it because it isn't finished or something? I'm waiting to see something from the guy who did "Dogtooth".

  • Stella Sutkiewicz | April 14, 2011 4:26 AMReply

    FINALLY - getting to see Kiefer Sutherland in the kind of films he deserves to be in. 24 was epic television - he needs to be in movies just as powerful and nice to see Alexander Skarsgard here, too - a real marriage of youth, male beauty, and talent.

  • syc | April 14, 2011 3:02 AMReply

    what's wrong is it ? there is no Brillante Mendoza, Carlos Reygadas, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Lou Ye's "Love and Bruises" Isn't it coming with a Wild Bunch distribution ?