12 Films From Cannes You Will Probably Want to See

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The 2011 Cannes Film Festival wrapped Sunday after a roller-coaster 12 days of cinema at the Croisette. Terrence Malick debuted his much-anticipated Tree of Life—and was booed! Controversial director Lars von Trier was banned from Cannes proceedings after his ill-advised "jokes" about Hitler made international headlines. But more importantly, a healthy crop of new films was seen and reviewed for the first time.

The festival has proved to be a reliable launching pad for the next blockbuster (Apocalypse Now), hit filmmaker (Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh), and under-the-radar Oscar darling (it was at Cannes last year that surprise Best Actor nominee Javier Bardem won his first raves for his performance in Biutiful). So what films that premiered at Cannes this year will we likely be hearing more about throughout 2011? From French silent-film stars to Nazi-hunting rock stars, here's a look at 12 movies most likely to break out from this year's festival.

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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