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Guediguian. Key cast: Anais Demoustier, Ariane Ascaride, Gerard Meylan. Despite losing his job, Michel lives happily with his wife Marie-Claire and their loving children and grandchildren, surrounded by their friends. In love for more than 30 years, they are proud of their union and political struggles, for their conscience is as clear as their view of life. Olympia 4

TATSUMI (Singapore) Animation, 98mins. The Match Factory. Dir: Eric Khoo. Olympia 3

TURN ME ON, GODDAMMIT (Norway) Comedy, 76mins. Celsius Entertainment. Dir: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen. Key cast: Helene Bergsholm, Matias Myren, Malin Bjorhovde. Alma is a small-town teen with a big imagination. Horny and looking for love, she has only her lively imagination and a kindly phone sex operator to ameliorate her frustratingly lonely and chaste life. But Alma’s active fantasy world and even more active libido only seem to get her into trouble. Gray 1


LOVERBOY (Romania) Drama, 95mins. Celluloid Dreams. Dir: Catalin Mitulescu. Key cast: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu. Salle Debussy

SAUNA ON MOON (China) Drama, 95mins. Est Films Group. Dir: Zou Peng. Key cast: Wu Yuchi, Yang Xiaomin, Lei Ting, Zhan Yi. Miramar


CHARLIE’S TRAGEDIES (Iran) Drama, 85mins. Documentary And Experimental Film Center. Dir: Alireza Saadatnia. After the war, a former movie projectionist opens


SIDEWAY (ITINERAIRE BIS) (France) Comedy, 80mins. Elle Driver. Dir: Jean-Luc Perreard. Key cast: Fred Testot, Leïla Bekhti. Jean is a 35-year-old man who still lives at home with his mother in a small Corsican town. He works as a chef in the family-owned restaurant. To his despair, his future is already mapped out: he will take over the family restaurant. However, one day, Nora, a very strong- headed young woman is on a racing yacht and is pushed overboard. Buyers only Palais C

a small movie theater in a city in Kurdistan in Iraq. Palais B

THE CONQUEST (LA CONQUETE) (France) Gaumont, 105mins. Dir: Xavier Durringer. Key cast: Denis Podalydes, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq. Lumiere

CORPO CELESTE (Italy) Drama, 100mins. Rai Trade Department. Dir: Alice Rohrwacher. Key cast: Anita Caprioli, Salvatore Cantalupo, Yle Vianello. Star 3

FALL AWAY (US) Drama, 93mins. Colifilms Diffusion. Dir: Julian Grant. Key cast: Grant Stokes, Nathanael Card, Erinn Strain. The lead singer for the new country band 65 Home is killed in a deserted back alley after a disastrous performance. He’s drunk, he’s alone and he’s beaten to death. But by whom? And why? Gray 4

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (US) Documentary, 83mins. Fortissimo Films. Dir: David Gelb. Key cast: Jiro Ono,

Yoshikazu Ono, Takashi Ono. In the basement of a Tokyo office building, 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono works tirelessly to make the perfect sushi. Meanwhile, his son Yoshikazu faces the pressures of taking over the legendary restaurant. Palais J

MUSHROOMS (CHATRAK) (India) Drama, 90mins. Eastwest Filmdistribution. Dir: Vimukthi Jayasundra. Key cast: Paoli Dam, Sudip Mukherjee, Sumeet Thakur. Rahul, a Bengali architect who had gone off to build a career in Dubai, returns to Kolkata to begin a huge construction site. He is reunited with his girlfriend, Paoli, who had long awaited his homecoming, living alone far from her family. Together, they try to find Rahul’s brother, who is said to have gone mad, living in the forest and sleeping in the trees. Despite appearances, the two brothers might have a lot in common. Theatre Croisette


Pictures. Dir: Olivier Horlait. Key cast: Emir Kusturica. Father-son tale in which a young boy befriends a pelican. Arcades 3

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN (EL VELADOR) (Mexico) Drama, 72mins. Doc & Film International. Dir: Natalia Almada. El Velador is a cemetery in the drug heartland of Mexico. Since the war on drugs began in 2007, the cemetery and mausoleums have doubled in size. Here the lives of the cemetery employees and the victims’ families, guilty or innocent, cross one another in the shadow of this bloody conflict with more than 30 000 persons killed. ‘El Velador’ is a film about violence without violence. Lerins 1

THE SILVER CLIFF (O ABISMO PRATEADO) (Brazil) Drama, 83mins. Rendez-Vous Pictures. Dir: Karim Ainouz. Key cast: Alessandra Negrini, JR Otto, Thiago Martins. Arcades 1


(Chile) Drama, 92mins. Kevin Williams Associates. Dir: Oscar

Godoy. Key cast: Fernando Roman, Francisco Gavilan. The story of Julio, a Peruvian emigrant in Chile. Palais D

WHEN I KILL MYSELF (Japan) Drama, 110mins. Open Sesame Co. Dir: Ryo Nakajima. Key cast: Keisuke Koide, Erena Mizusawa. Controversial drama on the experiment analysing young suicides and a guard who becomes involved in it. Gray 2


THE ARTIST (France) Drama, 100mins. Wild Bunch. Dir: Michel Hazanavicius. Key cast: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell. Hollywood, 1927. George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky’s the limit — major movie stardom awaits. Star 2

BACK TO SQUARE ONE (France) Comedy, 90mins. Other Angle Pictures. Dir: Fabrice

Eboue, Thomas Ngigol. Two half brothers are about to lose their father and go back to the French West Indies to visit him before he dies. As a heritage, he gives them the decalaration of the abolition of slavery of their family. As they make fun of this old piece of paper, their aunt curses them to be sent back to slave time. Riviera 1


(Finland) Documentary, 59mins. The Match Factory. Dir: Mantas Kvedaravicius. In Chechnya, where life is no longer war yet not peace, the disappeared rarely return, but when they come back in dreams they are said to come from Barzakh — a land between the living and the dead. Lerins 2

BOLLYWOOD: THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD (India) Documentary, 100mins. UTV Software Communication. Dir: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Palais I


(Serbia) Drama, 89mins. Film Center Serbia.

May 18, 2011 Screen International at the Cannes Film Festival 31 n

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