64th Cannes Film Festival – Asian Selections

As Cannes wraps up on May 22 2011, here’s a look at this years film selections from Asia to keep an eye on.

In competition for the Palme d’or are two Japanese titles,Kawase Naomi’s Hanezu no Tsuki and Miike Takashi’s Ichimei (Harakiri: Death of a Samurai).

64th Cannes Film Festival’s official selection at a glance:

Hanezu no Tsuki (Kawase Naomi)
Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh)
Ichimei (Harakiri: Death of a Samurai) (Miike Takashi)

Un Certain Regard
The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo)
Tatsumi (Eric Khoo)
Arirang (Kim Ki-duk)
Yellow Sea (Na Hong-jin)
Toomelah (Ivan Sen)
Restless (Gus Van Sant)

Out of Competition
Bollywood – The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Jeffrey Zimbalist)

Midnight Screenings
Wuxia (Swordsmen) (Peter Chan Ho-sun)

Special Screenings
Duch, le maître des forges de l’enfer (Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell) (Rithy Panh)
18 Days (Ahmad Abdallah, Mariam Abou Ouf, Kamla Abu Zikri, Ahmed Alaa, Mohamed Ali, Sherif Arafa, Sherif El Bendary, Marwan Hamed, Khaled Marei, and Yousry Nasrallah)

Short Films
Bear (Nash Edgerton)
Meathead (Sam Holst)
Ghost (Ma Dahci)
Paternal Womb (Tazaki Megumi)

Cannes Classics
Kurosawa’s Way (Kurosawa, la Voie) (Catherine Cadou)

Directors’ Fortnight
Chatrak (Vimukthi Jayasundara)
Busong (Palawan Destin) (Auraeus Solito)
Koi no Tsumi (Sono Sion) [Special Screening] Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys (Jens Assur) [short film]
Critic’s Week
Snowtown (Les crimes de Snowtown) (Justin Kurzel)
Sauna on Moon (Zou Peng)
Blue (Stephan Kang) [short film] In Front of the House (Lee Tae-ho) [short film] Bul-Myul-Ui-Sa-Na-Ie (Finis Operis) (Moon Byoung-gon) [short film]

Visit the Cannes website for further information. Here.