The 2011 edition of the Festival de Cannes, as it’s officially known, kicks off May 11 and runs through May 22 on the French Mediterranean. Nobody needs to be told (at least those who read this blog) that Cannes is still the premiere international film festival. While it may not focus on indies as much as others (Berlin, Toronto) it is certainly the most high profile movie event in the world.
As with all film festivals, there are separate sections. The most high-profile titles are those in competition. There are also Out of Competition films, Special Screenings, Midnight Screenings, and Un Certain Regard, a program of more “offbeat” films worth “a certain glance.”