2011 Cannes Lineup Revealed; Includes Freaky ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Movie

'Tree of Life'The 2011 Cannes Film Festival lineup is out and ready to seduce those traveling to France next month for a week-or-so of all different types of films from around the world. Big, well-known titles include the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Terrence Malick’s long-awaited Tree of Life (starring Brad Pitt), Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (with Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan), Lars Von Trier’s trippy, end-of-days drama Melancholia, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, and so much more from directors like Pedro Almodovar (The Skin That I Live In), Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin), The Dardenne Brothers (The Kid With The Bike), and Paolo Sorrentino (This Must Be The Place), among others.
 
One strange little flick features break-out star Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as a prostitute who takes sleeping pills and then lets "things' happen to her while she’s asleep so she won’t remember them. While it’s called Sleeping Beauty, there’s nothing innocent or PG-rated about this film, which features the directorial debut of novelist Julia Leigh. The recently-released trailer (watch it below) feels like a cross between Sofia Coppola and Stanley Kubrick, with the presence of intense danger and mystery engulfing every inch of footage.
 
The trailer is slightly NSFW due to images of brief nudity, so beware.
 

Sleeping Beauty from Pollen Digital on Vimeo.

 

 
Check out the full Cannes lineup below. Which film are you most interested in hearing about once it screens?
 
In Competition: 
The Skin That I Live In - Pedro Almodovar
L’Apollonide - Betrand Bonello
Footnote - Joseph Cedar 
Paterre - Alain Cavalier
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia - Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Kid With The Bike - The Dardenne Brothers
Le Havre - Aki Kaurismaki
Hanezu no Tsuki - Naomi Kawase
Sleeping Beauty - Julia Leigh
Tree of LIfe - Terrence Malick
La Source de Femmes - Radu Mihaileanu
Polisse - Maïwenn Le Besco
Harakiri - Takashi Miike
We Have A Pope - Nanni Moretti
Melancholia - Lars Von Trier
This Must Be The Place - Paolo Sorrentino 
Drive - Nicholas Winding Refn
We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lynne Ramsay
 
Un Certain Regard:
Restless - Gus Van Sant
Martha Marcy May Marlene - Sean Durkin
The Hunter - Bazur Bakuradze 
Halt auf freier Strecke - Andreas Dresen
Skoonheid - Oliver Hermanus
Hors Satan - Bruno Dumont
Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro - Robert Guédiguian
The Days He Arrives - Hong Sang-Soo
Bonsai - Christian Jimenez
Tatsumi - Erik Khoo
En maintenant, on va ou? - Nadine Labaki
Ariang - Kim Ki Duk
Loverboy - Catalin Mitulescu
Toomelah - Ivan Sen
Yellow Sea - Na Hong-Jin
Miss Bala - Gerardo Naranjo
L’exercice de l’Etat - Pierre Schoeller
Oslo, August 31st - Joachim Trier
Travailler fatigue - Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
 
Out of Competition:
The Beaver - Jodie Foster
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Rob Marshall
La Conquete - Xavier Durringer
Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom Of Doom - Jennifer Yuh
 
Special Screenings:
Labrador - Frederikke Aspock
Le maître des forges de l’enfer - Rithy Panh
Un documentaire sur Michel Petrucciani - Michael Radford
Tous au Larzac - Christian Rouaud
 
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