12 Films From Cannes You Will Probably Want to See

More

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.

Jump to comments
Presented by

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.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

A Technicolor Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

Video

What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

Video

Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

Video

What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In