Nanni Moretti will be bringing his latest film to The Cannes Film Festival opening on the 11th of May 2011 “Habemus Papam”, “We have a Pope” where it will be in competition with Paolo Sorrentino’s film “This must be the place” , “Questo e il posto” staring Sean Penn.
It would be nice to think that Italy had the only two entries into this years Cannes Film Festival, that is sadly not so although I think we have two great films, so herewith a list of the other entries in the competition :
Pedro Almodovar – La piel que habito , The skin I live in
Bertrand Bonello – L’Apollonide Souvenirs de la maison close , House of Tolerance
Alain Cavalier – Pater
Joseph Cedar – Hearat Shulayim, Footnote
Nuri Bilge Ceylan – Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da , Once upon a time in Anatolia
Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne – Le gamin au vélo, Boy with a bike
Aki Kaurismaki – Le havre
Naomi Kawase – Hanezu no tsuki
Julia Leigh – Sleeping beauty
Maiwenn – Polisse
Terrence Malick – The tree of life
Radu Mihaileanu – La source des femmes , The Source
Takashi Miike – Ichimei, Hara-Kiri: death of a Samurai
Lynne Ramsay – We need to talk about Kevin
Markus Schleinzer – Michael
Lars Von Trier – Melancholia
Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
May the best man win, as long has he was born in Italy.
There is an Italian short being shown too, I know they are often forgotten so lets hear it for Pasquale Marino, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografi and his film (17 minutes) L’estate che non viene, Till the Summer Comes.