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LAS ACACIAS (Argentina) Drama, 85mins. Dir: Pablo Giorgelli. Key cast: German de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani. The motorway between Asuncion del Paraguay and Buenos Aires. A truck driver must transport a woman he doesn’t know. The woman is not alone. She’s carrying a baby. Critics’ Week Salle Bunuel

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (US) Action, 137mins. Dir: Rob Marshall. Key cast: Johnny Depp. Return of the popular swashbuckling franchise. Out of Competition, press screening Grand Theatre Lumiere


PORFIRIO (Colombia) Drama, 101mins. Dir: Alejandro Landes. Key cast: Porfirio Ramez, Jazbleldy Santos.

A Colombian man confined to a wheelchair hijacks a plane with two grenades in his diaper and the help of his teenage son. Directors’ Fortnight Theatre Croisette


17 GIRLS (17 FILLES) See box, above

WU XIA (Hong Kong) Action, 116mins. Dir: Peter Ho-Sun Chan. Key cast: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang. A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master. Out of Competition, press screening Salle Bunuel


17 GIRLS (17 FILLES) (France) Drama, 90mins. Dir: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin. Key cast: Esther Garrel, Juliette Darche, Louise Grinberg. Seventeen teenage girls together take an unexpected decision


ARIRANG (South Korea) Documentary, 100mins. Dir: Kim Ki-Duk. The bad guy who used to wander around the empty houses now awakes from a dream, and faces up the reality of life. Un Certain Regard Salle Bazin

BE OMID E DIDAR (AU REVOIR) (Iran) Drama, 100mins. Dir: Mohammad Rasoulouf. Un Certain Regard, press screening Salle Debussy

END OF SILENCE (LA FIN DU SILENCE) (France, Austria) Thriller, 80mins. Dir: Roland Edzard.

that will change their lives and leave them misunderstood by the boys and adults around them: they decide to get pregnant all at the same time. This is based on a true story that occurred in 2008. Critics’ Week Miramar

Key cast: Alexis Michalik, Carlo Brandt, Oscar Wagner. Tense thriller in an isolated cottage as a family falls apart. Directors’ Fortnight Theatre Croisette

THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP (France) Drama, 91mins. Dir: Rebecca Daly. Key cast: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Gina Moxley. One winter morning Irish factory worker Arlene wakes in the woodland to find herself lying beside the body of a murdered young woman. As she’s forced to question whether or not she’s responsible, she is drawn into the woman’s world, to those left behind: her younger sister and her teenage

lover who is a suspect in the murder. Directors’ Fortnight Cinema Les Arcades 1

POLISSE (France) Drama, 127mins. Dir: Maiiwenn. Key cast: Joey Starr, Karin Viard, Maiwenn Fred, a rebel cop in Paris’ child protection unit, falls for Melissa, a photographer for the government. Torn between Fred and the world he reveals to her, and Lino, her wealthy, unfaithful conductor husband, how will uptown Melissa come to terms with Fred’s violent reality? Competition Salle du Soixantieme


FOOTNOTE (HEARAT SHULAYIM) (Israel) Drama, 104mins. Dir: Joseph Cedar. Key cast: Shlomo Bar Aba, Lior Ashkenzani. A journey into the world of two professors specialising in ancient scriptures; but most of all, a journey to the heart of a father-son relationship: the unsaid and untold, the admiration and envy for a role model, leading

to silence and resentment. Competition Grand Theatre Lumiere


LAS ACACIAS (Argentina) Drama, 85mins. Dir: Pablo Giorgelli. Key cast: German de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani. Critics’ Week La Licorne

LEADERSHEEP (TOUS AU LARZAC) (France) Documentary, 118mins. Dir: Christian Rouaud. Documentary of the struggles of a rural group of farmers fighting against the decision to extend a military camp in the neighbourhood. Out of Competition Salle du Soixantieme

RETURN (US) Drama, 100mins. Dir: Liza Johnson. Key cast: Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, John Slattery. Back from a tour of duty, Kelli can’t wait to rejoin her old life in the rust belt town she’s always lived in. She’s ready to experience the feelings of everyday

life. Slowly, though, she realises that her everyday life does not resemble the one she left. Directors’ Fortnight Theatre Croisette

THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO PIC (France) Drama, 107mins. Dir: Robert Guediguian. Key cast: Anais Demoustier, Ariane Ascaride. Despite losing his job, Michel lives happily with his wife Marie-Claire and their loving children and grandchildren, surrounded by their friends. This happiness will be shattered when two young armed and masked men beat them up, tie them up, and snatch their wedding rings and their lifetime savings. Un Certain Regard, press screening Salle Debussy

TOOMELAH (Australia) Drama, 106mins. Dir: Ivan Sen. Key cast: Daniel Connors, Christopher Edwards A 10 year-old-boy in a remote Aboriginal community tries to resist

May 14, 2011 Screen International at the Cannes Film Festival 45 n

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