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SCREENINGS 8:30AM


FESTIVAL & PRESS


AVE


(Bulgaria) Romance, 86mins. Dir: Konstantin Bojanov. Key cast: Ovanes Torosyan, Angela Nedyalkova. With French subtitles only. While hitchhiking to the funeral of his art school friend, Kamen meets Ave, a 17-year-old runaway who is looking for her troubled brother. With each ride they hitch, Ave invents new identities for them and gets Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble. Reluctantly drawn into this adventure, Kamen begins to fall in love with her. Critics’ Week Salle Bunuel


MELANCHOLIA See box, right


9:00AM


BLUE BIRD (Belgium) Drama, 86mins. Dir: Gust Van Den Berghe. Key cast: Bafiokadie Potey, Tene Potey, Nanty Liberia Bani.


One morning, Bafiokadie and his sister Tene, two African children, leave their village. The only thing on their mind is to find their lost blue bird before the day is over. But they will find much more along their way. Directors’ Fortnight Theatre Croisette


PLAY (Sweden, France, Denmark) Drama, 110mins. Dir: Ruben Ostlund. Documentary analysing the theatrical gimmicks used by a group of youths to rob other children. Directors’ Fortnight La Licorne


11:00AM


COURTS METRAGES EN COMPETITION Shorts, 116mins.


FESTIVAL & PRESS 8:30AM


MELANCHOLIA (France) Drama, 130mins. Dir: Lars von Trier. Key cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Rampling John Hurt, Keifer Sutherland.


Competition, press screening Salle Bunuel


LA KHAOUFA BAADA AL’YAOUM (Tunisia) Documentary, 70mins. Dir: Mourad Ben Cheikh. Out of Competition, press screening Salle Bazin


LOVERBOY (Romania) Drama, 95mins. Dir: Catalin Mitilescu. Key cast: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu. A trafficker has a change of heart when he meets a new woman and his ex-girlfriend dies. Un Certain Regard, press screening Salle Debussy


Two sisters find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth. Competition, press screening Grand Theatre Lumiere


SAUNA ON MOON (China) Drama, 95mins. Dir: Zou Peng.Key cast: Wu Yuchi, Yang Xiaomin, Lei Ting, Zhan Yi. A businessman tries to revitalise his failing sauna business. Critics’ Week Miramar


11:30AM


CHATRAK (India, France) Drama, 90mins. Dir: Vimukthi Jayasundra. Key cast: Paoli Dam, Sudip Mukherjee, Sumeet Thakur. A professional Indian couple head out in search of the boyfriend’s estranged brother, last seen in the forest. Directors’ Fortnight Theatre Croisette


THE CONQUEST (LA CONQUETE) (France) Drama, 105mins. Dir: Xavier Durringer. Key cast: Denis Podalydes, Florence Pernel The last five years unfurl before our eyes, recounting Nicolas Sarkozy’s unstoppable ascent, riddled with backstage underhand trickery, fits of anger and confrontations. Out of Competition, press screening Grand Theatre Lumiere


THE SILVER CLIFF (O ABISMO PRATEADO) (Brazil) Drama, 83mins. Dir: Karim Ainouz. Key cast: Alessandra Negrini, JR Otto. Violeta, a 40-year-old dentist, is ready to start another ordinary day between her office and her new apartment in Copacabana. But a message left on her phone will take her on a journey into the streets of Rio. Directors’ Fortnight Cinema Les Arcades 1


12:00PM


LE HAVRE (Finland, France, Germany) Drama, 93mins. Dir: Aki Kaurismaki. Key cast: Andre Wilms, Kati Outinen, Blondin Miguel The story of shoeshiner Marcel Marx, a former author and a well-known Bohemian, who has retreated into a voluntary exile in the port city of Le Havre. He has buried his dreams of a literary breakthrough and lives happily within the triangle of his favourite bar, his work and his wife Arletty, when fate suddenly throws in his path an underage immigrant refugee from Africa. Competition Salle du Soixantieme


1:15PM


DAYS OF GRACE (DIAS DE GRACIA) (Mexico, France) Thriller, 128mins. Dir: Everardo Gout. Key cast: Tenoch huerta, Kristian Ferrer, Dolores Heredia A cop. A hostage. A city.


SCREENINGS


Corruption, violence, revenge. Three lives, through 30 days and three football World Cups. Out of Competition, press screening Salle Bazin


2:00PM


AT NIGHT THEY DANCE (Canada) Documentary, 90mins. Dir: Isabelle Lavigne.With French subtitles only. A fly-on-the-wall doc exploring the mysterious and hard-knock reality of a typical Egyptian belly dancer clan in working- class Cairo. Directors’ Fortnight Theatre Croisette


AVE


(Bulgaria) Romance, 86mins. Dir: Konstantin Bojanov. Key cast: Ovanes Torosyan, Angela Nedyalkova. With French subtitles only. Critics’ Week La Licorne


OSLO, AUGUST 31 (Norway) Drama, 95mins. Dir: Joachim Trier. Key cast: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olaf Brenner, Ingrid Olava. A recovering drug addict returns to the city to make amends and discover his wrongs. Un Certain Regard, press screening Salle Debussy


MELANCHOLIA (France) Drama, 130mins. Dir: Lars von Trier. Key cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Rampling John Hurt, Keifer Sutherland. Competition Grand Theatre Lumiere


2:30PM


THE CHILDREN OF PARADISE (LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS) (France) Drama, 190mins. Dir: Marcel Carne. Key cast: Arletty, Pierre Renoir. Classic French epic. Cannes Classics Salle du Soixantieme


PROGRAMME 1 Shorts, 87mins. ‘Suu Et Uchikawa’ (11mins), L’estate Che


May 18, 2011 Screen International at the Cannes Film Festival 25 n


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