Cannes 2011: Critics Week lineup revealed

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 18th, 2011


In its 50th year of existence, the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics Week sidebar has finally announced its lineup, and it’s quite an interesting collection of projects.

Kickstarted by the opening night film, DECLARATION OF WAR from Valerie Donzelli, the most interesting addition here is the film TAKE SHELTER, which absolutely took this year’s Sundance Film Festival by storm after premiering in Park City. Jeff Nichols’ film is joined by such films as Hagar Ben Asher’s THE SLUT, Justin Kurzel’s SNOWTOWN, Delphine Coulin’s 17 GIRLS, Konstantin Bojanov’s AVE, and LAS ACACAIS from Pablo Giorgelli.

The sidebar will also features a special screening of Renee Jonathan Caouette’s WALK AWAY, a screening of Eva Ionesco’s MY LITTLE PRINCESS, and the closing night film, Katia Lewkowicz’s BACHELOR DAYS ARE OVER. Check out the full list after the jump.

Opening Night
La Guerre est déclarée (Declaration of War) Valérie Donzelli (France)

Feature Films
Las Acacias Pablo Giorgelli (Argentina/Spain)
Avé Konstantin Bojanov (Bulgaria/France)
17 filles (17 Girls) Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin (France)
Sauna on Moon Zou Peng (China)
The Slut (Hanotenet) Hagar Ben Asher (Israel/Germany)
Snowtown (Les Crimes de Snowtown) Justin Kurzel (Australia)
Take Shelter Jeff Nichols (USA)

Short And Medium Length Films
Alexis Ivanovitch vous êtes mon héros Guillaume Gouix (France)
Black Moon Amie Siegel (USA)
Blue Stephan Kang (New Zealand)
Boy Topaz Adizes (USA)
Bul-Myul-Ui-Sa-Na-Ie Moon Byoung-gon (South Korea)
Dimanches Valéry Rosier (Belgium)
In Front of the House Lee Tae-ho (South Korea)
La inviolabilidad del domicilio se basa en el hombre que aparece empunando un hacha en la puerta de su casa Alex Piperno (Uruguay/Argentina)
Junior Julia Ducournau (France)
Permanências Ricardo Alves Júnior (Brazil)

Special Screening
Walk Away Renée Jonathan Caouette (USA/France/Belgium)

50th Anniversary Screening
My Little Princess Eva Ionesco (France)

Closing Night
Pourquoi tu pleures? (Bachelor Days are Over) Katia Lewkowicz (France)

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