This morning (as I type for that matter), the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival 2011 had it’s line up announced for the event which takes place 11th – 22nd May. We’ll be going along courtesy of Stella Artois for the opening weekend and we’re extremely excited about it!

Before announcing the list, Thierry Frémaux told us that there were 1715 films submitted for consideration into the festival from 33 different countries. In all, 19 films were accepted with four of them being directed by female directors which is apparently a record for Cannes.

So, without further ado, here’s the line up which I’ll update as an when they come in.

Feature Film Jury
  • Robert De Niro, President
Un Certain Regard Jury
  • Bong Joon-Ho, President – Director
Closing Film
  • To be announced

Opening film (out of competition)

  • Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)

In Competition

  • L’Apollonide – Souvenirs de la Maison Close (Bertrand Bonello)
  • Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
  • Footnote (Joseph Cedar)
  • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Takashi Miike)
  • Hanezu No Tsuki (Naomi Kawase)
  • Le Havre (Aki Kaurismäki)
  • The Kid with the Bike (Dardenne Brothers)
  • Melancholia (Lars von Trier)
  • Michael (Markus Schleinzer)
  • Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  • Pater (Alain Cavalier)
  • Polisse (Maiwenn)
  • The Skin that I Inhabit (Pedro Almodóvar)
  • Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh)
  • La source des femmes (Radu Mihaileanu)
  • The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
  • This Must Be The Place (Paolo Sorrentino)
  • We Have a Pope (Nanni Moretti)
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)

Out of Competition

  • The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
  • The Beaver (Jodie Foster)
  • La conquête (Xavier Durringer)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh)
  • Pirates of the Cairbeean: On Stranger Tides (Rob Marshall)

Un Certain Regard

  • Ariang (Kim Ki-Duk)
  • Bonsai (Christian Jimenez)
  • The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-Soo)
  • Et maintenant, on va où? (Nadine Labaki)
  • Halt auf freier Strecke (Andreas Dresen)
  • Hors Satan (Bruno Dumont)
  • The Hunter (Bakur Bakuradze)
  • L’exercice de l’Etat (Pierre Schoeller)
  • Loverboy (Catalin Mitulescu)
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin)
  • Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo)
  • Les neiges du Kilimandjaro (Robert Guédiguian)
  • Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier)
  • Restless (Gus Van Sant)
  • Skoonheid (Oliver Hermanus)
  • Tatsumi (Eric Khoo)
  • Toomelah (Ivan Sen)
  • Travailler fatigue (Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra)
  • Yellow Sea (Na Hong-jin)

Midnight screenings

  • Days of Grace (Everardo Gout)
  • Wu Xia (Chan Peter Ho-Sun)

Special Screenings

  • Labrador (Frederikke Aspöck)
  • Le maître des forges de l’enfer (Rithy Panh)
  • Un documentaire sur Michel Petrucciani (Michael Radford)
  • Tous au Larzac (Christian Rouaud)