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Line-Up for 2011 Cannes Film Festival Includes 'Midnight in Paris,' 'Tree of Life,' 'Melancholia'

The anticipation of summer isn't reserved for superheroes and sequels - it's also the time for the Cannes Film Festival, which is like an actual World Series of international film. Occurring this year from May 11th through May 22nd, this year has many anticipated titles from its list of "all-star" directors that includes Woody Allen, Pedro Almoldovar, Terence Malick, Lars Von Trier, etc. Out of all of these films, I am most excited for Von Trier's Melancholia, though Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive is a close second. Released today, here's the list of films playing at this year's Cannes Film Festival, with many of these titles bound to be big deals in the movie world during and after their premieres:

Opening film:

Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris

Main competition:

Pedro Almodóvar - La Piel que Habito Bertrand Bonello - L'Apollonide: Souvenirs de la Maison Close Alain Cavalier - Pater Joseph Cedar - Hearat Shulayim Nuri Bilge Ceylan - Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne - Le Gamin au Vélo Aki Kaurismäki - Le Havre Naomi Kawase - Hanezu No Tsuki Julia Leigh - Sleeping Beauty Maïwenn Le Besco - Polisse Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life Radu Mihaileanu - La Source des Femmes (The Source) Takashi Miike - Ichemei (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai) Nanni Moretti - Habemus Papam Lynne Ramsay - We Need to Talk About Kevin Markus Schleinzer - Michael Paolo Sorrentino - This Must be the Place Lars Von Trier - Melancholia Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive

Un certain regard

Opening film:

Gus Van Sant - Restless

Bakur Bakuradze - The Hunter Andreas Dresen - Halt auf Freier Strecke Bruno Dumont - Hors Satan Sean Durkin - Martha Marcy May Marlene Robert Guédiguian - Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro Oliver Hermanus - Skoonheid Sangsoo Hong - The Day He Arrives Cristián Jiménez - Bonsái Eric Khoo - Tatsumi Ki-duk Kim - Arirang Nadine Labaki - Et Maintenant On Va Ou? Catalin Mitulescu - Loverboy Hong-jin Na - Yellow Sea Gerardo Naranjo - Miss Bala Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra - Trabalhar Cansa Pierre Schoeller - L'exercice de L'etat Ivan Sen - Toomelah Joachim Trier - Oslo, August 31

Out of competition:

Xavier Durringer - La Conquête Jodie Foster - The Beaver Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist Rob Marshall - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Midnight screenings:

Peter Ho-Sun Chan - Wu Xia Everardo Gout - Dias de Gracia

Special screenings:

Frederikke Aspöck - Labrador Rithy Panh - Le Maître des Forges de L'enfer Michael Radford - Michel Petrucciani Christian Rouaud - Tous au Larzac