Everything You Would Ever Want to Know About Cannes 2011
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This weekend saw the 64th Cannes Film Festival come to a close, with Terrence Malick's long-awaited opus "The Tree of Life" taking the festival's top honor. indieWIRE was on the scene to review the anticipated titles and to report on everything from the Lars von Trier debacle, to "The Tree of Life" press conference where Malick was a no-show. Below find links to all of our coverage, plus that from our blog network.


The Guide

Cannes 2011: A Guide To All The Films

The Reviews

[Note, two of the reviews were first published during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.]

"The Artist"
"Habemus Papam"
"Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai"
"Le Havre"
"The Kid With a Bike"
"Martha Marcy May Marlene"
"Midnight in Paris"
“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”
"Oslo, August 31st"
“Outside Satan”
"The Skin I Live In"
"Sleeping Beauty"
"Take Shelter"
"This is Not a Film"
"This Must Be The Place"
"The Tree of Life"
"Walk Away Renee"
"We Need to Talk About Kevin"

The Interviews

CANNES INTERVIEW | Thierry Frémaux: “Cannes doesn’t compete with anybody.”
CANNES INTERVIEW | “Drive” Director Nicolas Winding Refn: “Lars von Trier is getting old”
INTERVIEW | Lars von Trier: “I will never do a press conference again.”
CANNES FUTURES | “Miss Bala”‘s Young Unknown Stephanie Sigman
Cannes | “Return” Actress Linda Cardellini: “I didn’t think I grasped being on screen every second”
CANNES FUTURES | Dennis Hopper’s Son Henry Takes the Lead in Gus Van Sant’s “Restless”
CANNES INTERVIEW | “We Need To Talk About Kevin” Director Lynne Ramsay: “This is not an issue movie”
INTERVIEW | Directors’ Fortnight Head Frederic Boyer: “When I feel like a professional, I’ll quit.”

The Features

Cannes ‘11 | Robert De Niro and His Jury Explain Themselves at the Press Conference
iPOP | This Week on the Scene: Cannes & NYC
Cannes Clicks: Day 10 at indieWIRE and Around the Web
L’Affaire Von Trier: Reactions to Cannes’ Controversial Ban on Lars Von Trier
Cannes | Pedro Almodóvar: “Thrillers fit in with my life at present”
Cannes Clicks: Day 9 at indieWIRE and Around the Web
Cannes Report | Here’s the Top Five Contenders For the Palme D’Or So Far
Lars Von Trier Could Still Win the Palme D’Or
Cannes Clicks: Day 8 at indieWIRE and Around the Web
Lars von Trier Apologizes For Controversial “Melancholia” Press Conference Comments
Lars von Trier on ‘Melancholia’: “Maybe it’s crap”
Cannes Clicks: Day 7 at indieWIRE and Around the Web
Does The Palme d’Or Ever Equal Box Office Receipts?
The Five Smartest Things Said at the Cannes Distribution Panel
Cannes Clicks: Day 6 at indieWIRE and Around the Web
The “Tree of Life” Press Conference and The Man Who Wasn’t There
Cannes Clicks: Day 5 at indieWIRE and Around the Web
Cannes Clicks: Day 4 at indieWIRE and Around the Web
iPOP | This Week on the Scene: The 64th Festival de Cannes Launches
Cannes Clicks: Day 3 at indieWIRE and Around the Web
Cannes | Nanni Moretti on “Habemus Papam”: “I wish I had faith, but I just don’t”
Tilda Swinton Tells the Truth: “It’s a Bloody Business, Being A Parent”
Cannes | Sleeping Beauty’s Julia Leigh: “I like to get under people’s skin”
Cannes Clicks: Day 2 at indieWIRE and Around The Web

The News

“Tree of Life” Wins Palme d’Or in Cannes
Kim Ki-Duk, Andreas Dresen Share Un Certain Regard
Sundance Selects Acquires Cannes’ “Poliss”
“Atmen,” “Geants” Lead Director’s Fortnight Winners In Cannes
Cannes ‘11 | “The Letter” Nabs Top Cinéfondation Prize
“Take Shelter” Takes Top Honors at Cannes’ 50th Critics Week
Updated: Lars Von Trier Declared “Persona Non Grata” at Cannes, Effective Immediately
Sundance Selects Buys U.S. Rights to the Dardenne Bros.’ “The Kid With a Bike”
Magnolia and Madman Pre-Buy Lars von Trier and Martin Scorsese Collaboration “Five Obstructions”
Sundance Selects In Bed with Cannes’ “Sleeping Beauty”
Arrow Entertainment Picks Up Worldwide Rights to “Dali 3D,” Starring Alam Cumming and Judy Davis
The Real Star of the Spike Jonze Short: Olympia Le-Tan
The Weinstein Company Nabs U.S. Rights to Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher Vehicle, “The Iron Lady”
Hungary Announce Launch of Budapest’s 1st International Film Festival at Cannes
CANNES 2011 | Now on Sale: Colin Firth and Emily Blunt in Dark Comedy
Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer Present Their Vision for “Cloud Atlas”
Weinsteins Continue Buying Spree; Take Cannes’ Martial Arts Epic “Dragon”

Thompson on Hollywood

The News

Cannes: Tree of Life Wins Palme d’Or, Jean Dujardin Actor, Dardennes and Ceylan Share Grand Prix
Cannes Closing Night: Poliss Wins Jury Prize, Screenplay to Footnote, Dunst Actress, Refn Director
Take Shelter Wins Cannes Critics Week Grand Prix: Shannon Perf “Stuff Bad Dreams Are Made Of ”
Cannes Palme d’Or Contender The Kid with a Bike Reviews: “Unstinting Compassion, Movie Moralists”
Cannes The Artist Reviews: “A Triumph of Artistic Teleportation, A Big Blast of Pure Delight”
Cannes Festival Censures Von Trier For Nazi/Hitler Comments; Melancholia Eligible for Palme d’Or
Cannes Video: Gibson Talks Foster’s The Beaver, Acting, Directing, But Not His “three-ring circus”
Cannes: Melancholia Raves Overshadowed by Von Trier Tempest; Scorsese’s Five Obstructions
Cannes We Need to Talk About Kevin Reviews: Tough Pick-Up Hooked to Swinton Oscar Campaign
Cannes Pattern: Skip Press Conference, Show for Movie; Gibson Walks Beaver Red Carpet
The Tree of Life Reviews: “Visionary Cinema, Shockingly Banal, Mesmerizing, Surrender To It”
Cannes: The Artist vs. Murder 101
Cannes Update: Film Society Celebrates New Lincoln Center Cinemas with Free Programming
Cannes Tree of Life Update: Malick Shows Up For Big Night
Cannes: Red Granite Hosts Performers Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Leo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper
Cannes: Weinstein Chases Wettest County in New Indie Landscape
Cannes: Sleeping Beauty Intros Director Leigh, Keeps Audience at Bay, Bought by Sundance Selects
Cannes: Jolie’s Directing Debut Goes to FilmDistrict, Which Also Buys Looper, Starring Willis
Cannes Update: Sony Pictures Classics Buys Israeli Footnote, Wettest County in Play
Cannes News: FilmDistrict Buys Romantic Comedy Playing the Field, Starring Butler and Biel
The Dallas Buyers Club Joins the Cannes Selling Fray

The Features

Cannes Winners and Losers: Malick, Pitt, Von Trier, Dunst, Dujardin, Gosling, Refn, Kaurismaki
Cannes Closing Night: Who’s Going to Win? Tree of Life vs. Le Havre, Footnote, The Artist, Dunst?
Video Interview: Ryan Gosling Talks “Werewolf” Role in Nic Winding Refn’s Cannes Hit Drive; Reviews
Cannes Interview: Famke Janssen Talks Bringing Up Bobby and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Cannes Interview: Nanni Moretti Takes On The Vatican and Woody Allen
Oscar Talk at Cannes: Von Trier Scandal, Tree of Life, Palme d’Or Contenders
Cannes Review: Tree of Life Lures Packed House, Oscar-Worthy Pitt Speaks for Missing Director Malick
Cannes Video: Hamm and Westfeldt Talk Friends with Kids
Cannes Review: Why is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Fest?
Sony Pictures Classics’ Barker and Bernard: Kings of the Croisette
Midnight in Paris Reviews: “Second Tier Woody, Amiable Amuse-Bouche, Gorgeous Kick-off to Cannes”
Cannes Market: Buyers vs. Sellers; Schamus Talks Focus Buys; Wachowskis Hit Croisette
Woody Allen Talks Breaking Out with Cannes Hit Midnight in Paris: “Hey, Did You See Gertrude Stein?”

Next page: Cannes coverage from The Playlist and Shadow and Act.

The Playlist

The Reviews

"The Skin I Live In"
"Oslo, August 31st"
"The Yellow Sea"
"This Must Be the Place"
"Hara Kiri"
"Le Havre"
"Hors Satan"
"The Tree of Life"
"The Snow of Kilimanjaro"
"The Kid With the Bike"
"Wu Xia"
"Miss Bala"
"Margin Call"
"Hard Labor"
"Habemus Papam"
"We Need to Talk About Kevin"
"Sleeping Beauty"
"Midnight in Paris"


Cannes Organizers Sink To Lars Von Triers’ Level, Ban Director From Festival With Immediate Effect

Shadow and Act

The Reviews

Blue Bird”


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Cannes 2011 - Watch 4 Cips From Magical Realist Entry “Blue Bird”
A Brief History Of African Films At The Cannes Film Festival