The 64th annual
was held from 11 to 22 May 2011. Cannes Film Festival American actor 1 Robert De Niro served as the president of the jury for the main competition 2 and French filmmaker 3 Michel Gondry headed the jury for the short film competition. South Korean film director 4 Bong Joon-ho was the head of the jury for the Caméra d'Or prize, which is awarded to the best first-time filmmaker. 5
, written and directed by Midnight in Paris Woody Allen, opened the festival. 6 7 Mélanie Laurent hosted the opening and closing ceremonies. 8
Italian film director
Bernardo Bertolucci was presented with the inaugural Honorary Palme d'Or Award at the opening ceremony of the festival. 9 Gus Van Sant's opened the Restless Un Certain Regard section. Jailed Iranian film directors 10 Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof were honoured at the festival. 11 Goodbye by Rasoulof and Panahi's This Is Not a Film was screened at the festival, and Panahi was awarded the Carrosse d'Or. Four female directors featured in the main competition: Australian Julia Leigh, Japan's Naomi Kawase, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay and France's own Maïwenn Le Besco. 12 13
Danish film director
Lars von Trier caused controversy with comments he made at the press conference of his film . When he was asked about the relation between the influences of Melancholia German Romanticism in the film and his own German heritage, the director made jokes about Jews and Nazis. He said he understood Adolf Hitler and admired the work of architect Albert Speer, and jokingly announced that he was a Nazi. The Cannes Film Festival first issued an official apology for the remarks the same day and clarified that Trier is not a Nazi or an antisemite, 14 then declared the director " 15 persona non grata" the following day. The film remained in competition. 16 17
Palme d'Or was won by the American film directed by The Tree of Life Terrence Malick. Two of the film's producers, Bill Pohlad and Sarah Green, accepted the prize on behalf of the reclusive Malick. 18 18 19 The Tree of Life is the first American film to win the Palme d'Or since in 2004. Fahrenheit 9/11 Head of the jury, Robert De Niro, said it was difficult to choose a winner, but 19 The Tree of Life "ultimately fit the bill". De Niro explained, "It had the size, the importance, the intention, whatever you want to call it, that seemed to fit the prize." 19 19
Cast and crew of
at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of the film
The following films were screened as part of the official selection:
Un Certain Regard
Out of Competition
Ghost 고스트 /
Ghost Dahci Ma
Badpakje 46 Wannes Destoop
Soy tan feliz
N/A Vladimir Durán
Nash Edgerton Australia
Kjøttsår Lisa Marie Gamlem
It Is Nothing
Ce n'est rien Nicolas Roy
ふたつのウーテル Megumi Tazaki
Maryna Vroda France, Ukraine
The following films were selected to be screened in the
Cinéfondation section, which focuses on short films made by students at film schools: 20
FAMU, Czech Republic
Suu and Uchikawa
Suu et Uchikawa Nathanael Carton
NYU Asia, Singapore
A Viagem Simão Cayatte
Columbia University, United States
On My Doorstep
Befetach beity Anat Costi
Bezalel Academy, Israel
The Agony and Sweat of the Human Spirit —
D. Jesse Damazo and Joe Bookman
University of Iowa, United States
N/A Pieter Dirkx
Hogeschool Sint-Lukas, Belgium
Der Brief Doroteya Droumeva
Duel Before Nightfall
Duelo Antes da Noite Alice Furtado
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
N/A Kamal Nazraq
La Fémis, France
N/A Mariano Luque
National University of Córdoba, Argentina
The Wedding Party
La fiesta de casamiente Gastón Margolin and Martín Morgenfeld
Universidad del Cine, Argentina
Till Summer Comes
L'estate che non viene Pasquale Marino
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy
Big Muddy —
Columbia University, United States
Martha Must Fly
Al Martha lauf Ma'ayan Rypp
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Fly by Night 야간비행 /
Ya-gan-bi-hang Son Tae-gyum
Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Der Wechselbalg Maria Steinmetz
HFF Konrad Wolf, Germany
The following films were selected to be screened in the independent
Directors' Fortnight section: 21
The Guidance of Reason
La conduite de la Raison
Killing the chickens to Scare the Monkeys
N/A Jens Assur
Anonymous (street meat)
Migdia Chinea United States
Dans le jardin du temps, portrait d’Ely et Nina Bielutin
N/A Clément Cogitore
N/A Basil Da Cuncha
Demain, ça sera bien
N/A Pauline Gay
Armand 15 ans l’été dernier
N/A Blaise Harrison
Le songe de Poliphile
N/A Camille Henrot
Cigarette at Night
Duane Hopkins United Kingdom
N/A Henry Kyle
Boro in the Box
N/A Bernard Mandico
N/A Johannes Nyholm
N/A Simon Paetau
Vice versa one
N/A Sadat Shahrbanoo
N/A Attila Till
Un Certain Regard
Cinéfondation and short films
Bong Joon-ho, South Korean director (President) Danièle Heyman, French critic
Eva Vezer, Hungarian Head of Magyar Filmunio
Robert Alazraki, French cinematographer
Daniel Colland, French manager of Cinedia laboratory
Jacques Maillot, French director Alex Masson, French critic
International Confederation of Art Cinemas
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