7 items from 2011
"The mammoth Toronto International Film Festival unveiled the last of its 2011 lineup today, with added titles to its Masters section," reports indieWIRE's Brian Brooks. "Additionally, the event announced more selections for its Maverick series and Discovery program." We'll get to the Mavericks and Discoveries, but first, an overview of the complete Masters lineup:
Chantal Akerman's Almayer's Folly (La Folie Almayer). Tiff: "Somewhere in South-East Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter. Working freely from Joseph Conrad's debut novel, Akerman tells the story of a trader in 1950s Malaysia whose dreams of a Western life for his Malay daughter slowly lead to destruction. A quest for the absolute, a story of passion and madness." Here are a few images.
The nearly-full slate for the competitive schedules at this year's Cannes Film Festival has been announced, and while it isn't packed with many surprises, there is some great stuff premiering in France this May. We basically knew that Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, Pedro Almodovar's The Skin That I Live In, Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, and Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin would all be on the Croisette, so seeing those in the competition slate isn't a surprise. But it's nice to see Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive in there (FilmDistrict, give us a trailer, please!) along with Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty, Takashi Miike's remake of Harakiri (his 13 Assassins is also in some theaters, On Demand and on iTunes now, and is the best thing he's made in a while) and even Le Havre by Aki Kaurismaki. In the Un Certain Regard »
- Russ Fischer
After a rather disappointing year last year, the Croisette looks to be getting some bigger and better titles for this year's prestigious Cannes Film Festival which kicks off May 11th with Woody Allen‘s "Midnight in Paris".
Highlights of this year's in competition line-up include Terrence Malick‘s “The Tree of Life”, Lars Von Trier‘s apocalyptic drama “Melancholia,” Nicholas Winding Refn‘s action thriller “Drive," Pedro Almodovar‘s horror tale “The Skin That I Live In," Julia Leigh's erotic drama “Sleeping Beauty,” Lynne Ramsay's adaptation "We Need To Talk About Kevin," and Paolo Sorrentino‘s odd-sounding "This Must Be The Place".
Gus Van Sant‘s teen romance “Restless" and Sundance favorite “Martha Marcie May Marlene” will also screen in the 'Un Certain Regard' category, while "The Beaver," “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom Of Doom” will also screen out-of-competition.
- Garth Franklin
Finally, the speculation can end.
The minds behind this year’s Cannes Film Festival have announced the slate for the said festival, and it’s one of the more jaw-dropping lineups of recent memory.
First up, the biggest addition here is, to no one’s shock, Terrence Malick’s The Tree Of Life. The film is now confirmed for the festival, and not only that, but it will be shown in competition, a first for director Terrence Malick. Other names that were previously linked to the festival like Pedro Almodovar (The Skin That I Live In), Lars Von Trier (Melancholia) and Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin) have also now been confirmed, all in competition.
- Joshua Brunsting
Cannes Film Festival chief Terry Fremaux has unveiled a wide selection of movies that will play at this year’s Cannes Film Festival from May 11th-May 22nd and although it might be a little light on big name American directors premiering movies, there’s a few last minute additions and surprises today that literally has the Owf crew salivating at the mouth.
As expected, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life will premiere at the festival but surprisingly the ambitious movie about life & the universe is going for an in-competition birth, which has to be a huge sign of confidence for the movie. It had been widely expected it would play as a special screening but instead it will be Malick’s first time in competition for the Palme D’Or.
Confirmations also came of movies we had long expected would play with Pedro Almodovar’s dark horror thriller The »
- Matt Holmes
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It’s all wishful thinking and informed speculation at this point, but Screen Daily does a pretty great job at compiling a list of films we may hear announced as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s 2011 line up.
The lengthy rundown of international A-list directors working on films that might be ready for the May fest begins with Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” a project shrouded in secrecy that stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn but has teased film aficionados for months. Will it actually play at Cannes? As Screen Daily reports (and IMDb confirms), “Life” has a May 18 release date in France (smack dab in the middle of the Cannes fest). It’s expected to expand to the U.S. on May 27. Cannes seems like the natural place for Malick’s mystery film to bow.
Beyond that, Screen Daily speculates that Pixar’s sequel, »
- Sean O'Connell
The Palais des Festivals, which is where I watched all of the press screenings
It seems there have been a lot of articles speculating as to which films will be showing at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival this year, each of them pretty much naming the same films. However, the only film confirmed is Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris which will open the fest. The rest is simply speculation and rumor, but now the most comprehensive and seemingly "in the know" list has surfaced.
Of the films currently expected to hit the Croisette, but obviously in no way confirmed yet seem to be among the most likely, are Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, Gus Van Sant's Restless and Lars von Trier's Melancholia.
Of course, those are the big name features. The films that draw the »
- Brad Brevet
7 items from 2011
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