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FACTBOX: Main competition lineup in Cannes
May 22, 2011 / 3:19 AM / 6 years ago

FACTBOX: Main competition lineup in Cannes

Press photographers take pictures during the red carpet arrivals ahead of the screening of the film 'Habemus Papam' (We Have A Pope) in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 13, 2011. REUTERS/Yves Herman

REUTERS - The 2011 Cannes film festival closes on Sunday with the awards ceremony.

The selection this year included around 50 feature films from 33 countries including 44 world premieres and a 20-film main competition.

Following is the list of the films in competition, listed by the nationality of the director:


* Sleeping Beauty/Julia Leigh

-- Starring Emily Browning, the film is about a student drawn into a hidden world where old wealthy men have their way with her while she sleeps under heavy sedation.


* Michael/Markus Schleinzer

-- A debut film about the problematic relationship between a 10-year-old boy and a 35-year-old man.


* The Kid With A Bike/Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

-- The Boy with the bike is about a child who turns to a young woman after being abandoned by his father.


* We Need To Talk About Kevin/Lynne Ramsay

-- Starring Tilda Swinton and John C Reilly. A film about parents whose son carried out killings in a school.


* Melancholia/Lars Von Trier

-- Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kiefer Sutherland, this is an end-of-the-world sci-fi drama about a planet that appears to be on a collision course with Earth.

* Drive/Nicolas Winding Refn

-- Drive stars Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan in a film about a stunt driver moonlighting as a criminal getaway driver.


* Le Havre/Aki Kaurismaki

-- A comedy drama about a shoe shiner who saves an immigrant child in Le Havre.


* L‘Apollonide/Bertrand Bonello

-- A movie about a brothel where a prostitute has been disfigured with a “permanent grin”.

* Pater/Alain Cavalier

-- Vincent and Alain decide to play men of power in a film in which truth and fiction are blurred.

* Polisse/Maiwenn Le Besco

-- A photographer on assignment at a police unit that deals with juvenile sex crimes has an affair with a tough cop.

* La Source des Femmes/Radu Mihaileanu (born in Romania)

-- A battle of the sexes comedy set in a Moroccan village

* The Artist/Michel Hazanavicius

-- A silent movie star faces oblivion as the “talkies” take over in Hollywood


* Hearat Shulayim (Footnote)/Joseph Cedar

-- Cedar will premiere his film about two competing professors who are father and son.


* Habemus Papam/Nanni Moretti

-- Starring Michel Piccoli as a Pope struggling with his responsibilities.

* This Must Be The Place/Paolo Sorrentino

-- Starring Sean Penn as a retired rock star seeking out his father’s tormentor.


* Hanezu No Tsuki/Naomi Kawase

-- A film about the Asuka area from ancient to modern times.

* Ichimei (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai)/Takashi Miike

-- A 3-D remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 film “Seppuku,” also known as “Harakiri.”


* La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In)/Pedro Almodovar

-- With Antonio Banderas, who plays a surgeon out for revenge.


* Bir Zamanlar Anadolu‘da (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia)/Nuri Bilge Ceylan

-- About a doctor in Anatolia who contemplates death and betrayal on a long night searching for a missing body.


* The Tree of Life/Terrence Malick

-- Starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in a tale of a family with three sons set in the 1950s.

(Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit)

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