“Le Bien-aimés” (The Beloved) by French director Christophe Honoré will close out the 64th Festival de Cannes May 22nd, the festival said Thursday. The film will screen following the festival’s awards. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroiani, Milos Forman, Louis Garrel, Michel Delpech and Paul Schneider, Cannes describes the film as embodying “characters that draw us into Prague of the ’60s, London of the ’80s, the world of Sept. 11 and Paris of today in a singular, melancholy and romantic work of art.” Honoré also wrote the screenplay for his latest film.
Robert De Niro will lead this year’s Cannes jury. Honoré first screened in competition in 2007 with “Les chansons d’amour” (Love Songs) about three lovers in Paris.
Check out the 2011 Festival de Cannes lineup here.