Midnight in Paris, the new film by Woody Allen was the opening movie at the Festival de Cannes on May 11th in the LumièreTheatre. The movie has an international cast, including Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard, as well as Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (French President Sarkozy's wife), Gad Elmaleh and Léa Seydoux. "Midnight in Paris is a wonderful love letter to Paris", declared Festival director Thierry Frémaux. "It’s a film in which Woody Allen takes a deeper look at our relationship with history, art, pleasure and life. The 64th Festival de Cannes that commenced on 11th May, will conclude on Sunday 22nd May 2011.
|Jury Members of 64th Cannes Festival|
64th Cannes film festival's jury members headed by actor-diector Robert De Niro comprises of British actor and director Jude Law, American actress Uma Thurman, French filmmaker Olivier Assayas , Argentine producer-turned-actress Martina Gusman, Chinese producer Nansun Shi, Norwegian critic Linn Ullmann, Chad director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and Chinese filmmaker Johnny To.
Following are the films in Competition Category, vying for the Palme d'Or award to be presented at a glittering ceremony on May 22nd.
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)
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)