//2011 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Announced

2011 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Announced

After three years of speculation, Terence Malick’s The Tree of Life will finally get a Cannes premier. The official lineup for the 64th Cannes Film Festival was announced early this morning (via Rope of Silicon) and some of the most hotly anticipated releases of the upcoming year made the list. Among those In Competition are films from legendary directors Pedro Almodovar, Lars Von Trier, Takashi Miike, and the aforementioned Malick as well as films from relative newcomers like Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson), Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo), and Julia Leigh (debut, Jane Campion’s protege).

There were over 1715 films submitted for consideration, representing 33 countries and 19 of them were selected to be In Competition and another 19 designated Un Certain Regard. It had already been announced that the opening night film would be Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and the Un Certain Regard opener would be Gus Van Sant’s Restless. Screening out of competition are Jodie Foster’s The Beaver and, curiously, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Once again Film Misery will be covering Cannes this year from 4,600 miles away and I am highly anticipating the coverage of what will undoubtedly be some of the greatest films released this year and next. Were I attending the festival, my personal must-see list would definitely include the obvious ones – The Tree of Life, The Skin I Live In, Melancholia, and Drive. I would also add Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, which was number 51 on my list of 75 most anticipated movies of 2011 and Julia Leigh’s Sleeping Beauty whose trailer just won me over.

View the full list of In Competition and Un Certain Regard films below along with every trailer that I could dig up and let me know which ones you are anticipating in the comments.

Opening Film

  • Midnight in Paris – Directed By: Woody Allen – Trailer

In Competition

  • The Skin I Live In – Directed By: Pedro Almodovar
  • House of Tolerance (L’Apollonide – Souvenirs de la maison close) – Directed By: Bertrand Bonello
  • Footnote (Hearat Shulayim) – Directed By: Joseph Cedar
  • Pater – Directed By: Alain Cavalier
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da) – Directed By: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Boy with a Biek (Le gamin au vélo) – Directed By: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  • Le Havre – Directed By: Aki Kaurismäki
  • Hanezu no Tsuki – Directed By: Naomi Kawase
  • Sleeping Beauty – Directed By: Julia Leigh – Trailer
  • Polisse – Directed By: Maïwenn
  • Michael – Directed By: Markus Schleinzer
  • This Must be the Place – Directed By: Paolo Sorrentino
  • The Tree of Life – Directed By: Terence Malick – Trailer
  • The Source (La source des femmes) – Directed By: Radu Mihaileanu
  • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Ichimei) – Directed By: Takashi Miike
  • Habemus Papam – Directed By: Nanni Moretti
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin – Directed By: Lynne Ramsay
  • Melancholia – Directed By: Lars Von Trier – Trailer
  • Drive – Directed By: Nicholas Winding Refn

Un Certain Regard

  • Restless – Directed By: Gus Van Sant – Trailer
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene – Directed By: Sean Durkin
  • The Hunter – Directed By: Bakur Bakuradze
  • Halt auf freier Strecke – Directed By: Andreas Dresen
  • Hors Satan – Directed By: Bruno Dumont
  • Les neiges du Kilimandjaro – Directed By: Robert Guédiguian
  • Skoonheid – Directed By: Oliver Hermanus
  • The Day He Arrives – Directed By: Hong Sangsoo
  • Bonsai – Directed By: Cristián Jiménez
  • Tatsumi– Directed By: Eric Khoo
  • Arirang– Directed By: Kim Ki-duk
  • Et maintenant on va où?– Directed By: Nadine Labaki
  • Loverboy– Directed By: Catalin Mitulescu
  • Yellow Sea– Directed By: Na Hong-jin
  • Miss Bala– Directed By: Gerardo Naranjo
  • Hard Labor (Trabalhar cansa)– Directed By: Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra
  • The Minister (L’exercice de l’Etat)– Directed By: Pierre Schoeller
  • Toomelah– Directed By: Ivan Sen
  • Oslo, August 31st – Directed By: Joachim Trier

Out of Competition

  • The Artist– Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius
  • The Beaver– Directed By: Jodie Foster – Trailer
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides– Directed By: Rob Marshall – Trailer
  • The Conquest– Directed By: Xavier Durringer


Alex started Film Misery in early 2009 after living the site’s title for many years. His film obsession began in high school when he and his friends would see all of the Oscar Best Picture nominees and try to make predictions...Full Bio.