Films include the omnibus 7 Days in Havana [pictured] which includes directors Benicio Del Toro, Gaspar Noe and Laurent Cantet.

3 Worlds (Fr)

Dir Catherine Corsini

One of only a handful of women directors in this year’s official selection, French writer-director Corsini’s ninth feature stars Raphael Personnaz, Clotilde Hesme and Arta Dobroshi as three strangers whose worlds collide after a hit-and-run accident. In Cannes Competition in 2001 for Replay, Corsini’s last film was the 2009 drama Leaving with Kristin Scott Thomas.

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7 Days In Havana (Fr-Sp-Cuba)

Dirs Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspar Noé, Laurent Cantet

Seven acclaimed international directors each helm a segment — set on different days of the week — in this contemporary portrait of the Cuban capital. The stories have independent plots but are loosely connected. The cast includes Daniel Brühl, Emir Kusturica and The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson. Producers are France’s Full House, Spain’s Morena Films and Fabien Pisani from Cuba. Rezo will release in France.

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11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate (Jap)

Dir Koji Wakamatsu

Period drama 11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate is based on the final days of cult literary figure and right-wing nationalist Yukio Mishima, and the events leading to his ritual suicide. The film marks Wakamatsu’s first time in official selection. His 2010 film Caterpillar screened in competition at Berlin.

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A Perdre La Raison (Bel-Lux-Fr-Switz)

Dir Joachim Lafosse

This story of a couple’s passionate love that leads to tragedy offers up a reunion of sorts for A Prophet actors Tahar Rahim and Niels Arestrup, as well as writer Thomas Bidegain who co-scripted this film with Lafosse and Matthieu Reynaert. A Perdre La Raison marks Lafosse’s Cannes debut.

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After Lucia (Mex-Fr)

Dir Michel Franco

Franco’s first film Daniel & Ana screened in Directors’ Fortnight in 2009 and he returns to Cannes with After Lucia. The film tells the story of a man who seeks vengeance on those bullying his daughter.

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Antiviral (Can-US)

Dir Brandon Cronenberg

Canadian film-maker Cronenberg joins his famous father in Cannes this year with his feature debut, a sci-fi thriller starring Caleb Landry Jones as a clinician who sells viruses from celebrities to obsessed fans. Shot in Toronto in 22 days on a $3.3m budget, Antiviral also stars Sarah Gadon, who appears in Cronenberg Sr’s Competition entry Cosmopolis.

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Beasts Of The Southern Wild (US)

Dir Benh Zeitlin

Following its grand jury prize win at Sundance, Zeitlin’s fantastical drama heads to the Croisette. Set during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, this touching and surreal family tale follows a girl’s quest to locate her lost mother. Fox Searchlight has US rights.

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Children (Bos & Herz-Ger-Fr-Turk)

Dir Aida Begic

Begic’s feature debut Snow won the Grand Prix in Critics’ Week in 2008. She returns with this story of two orphans of the Bosnian war. After an adolescence of crime, Rahima finds comfort in Islam and hopes her brother will follow suit. But a violent incident reveals her brother’s double life. Begic’s Film House produces with Kaplan Film, Rohfilm and Les Film de L’Apres-Midi. Funding came from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, the Bosnian Film Fund and TorinoFilmLab.

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Confession Of A Child Of The Century (Fr-Ger-UK)

Dir Sylvie Verheyde

This period drama marks the acting debut of UK indie rocker Pete Doherty, who stars alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg (Cannes best actress prize-winner for Antichrist in 2009). Doherty plays Octave, the film’s narrator and protagonist, who becomes romantically entangled with a young widow.

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Gimme The Loot (US)

Dir Adam Leon

Leon, a film programmer and former apprentice of Woody Allen, makes his feature debut with this story of love and revenge between rival street-art gangs in New York, starring Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson. The film wowed SXSW in March, winning the grand jury prize for best narrative feature. Sundance Selects has bought North and Latin American rights.

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God’s Horses (Mor-Fr-Bel)

Dir Nabil Ayouch

French-Moroccan director Ayouch’s fifth feature is a political drama about the lives of the 2003 Casablanca suicide bombers. His last feature was Whatever Lola Wants in 2007, while his 2000 film Ali Zaoua: Prince Of The Streets won a string of festival prizes including the Amiens Film Festival’s audience award.

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La Playa DC (Col)

Dir Juan Andres Arango

Arango’s feature directorial debut screened as a work-in-progress at the San Sebastian International Film Festival last year. The drama follows a young boy, driven from Colombia’s Pacific coast by the war, who sets off to find his brother, lost on the streets of Bogota.

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Laurence Anyways (Can-Fr)

Dir Xavier Dolan

Film-making prodigy Dolan returns to Cannes for the third time after I Killed My Mother, which screened in Directors’ Fortnight in 2009, and Heartbeats which was an Un Certain Regard entry in 2010. Laurence Anyways stars Melvil Poupaud and Nathalie Baye in the story of a man who tells his partner he wants a sex change. Canada-based outfit Lyla Films produced.

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Le Grand Soir (Fr-Bel)

Dirs Gustave de Kervern, Benoit Delépine

Le Grand Soir tells the story of two brothers who are reunited by the twists of modern life, putting them both on the street. One is a salesman, the other fancies himself the oldest punk-with-a-dog in Europe. The film stars Benoit Poelvoorde, Albert Dupontel, Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem. Delépine and de Kervern’s Mammuth starred Gérard Depardieu and screened in competition at Berlin in 2010.

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Miss Lovely (India)

Dir Ashim Ahluwalia

This dark drama about Bombay’s 1980s soft porn industry follows two brothers: one who corrupts a young girl and the other who tries to save her — though she might not be as innocent as she seems. The project, with backers including the Global Film Initiative, marks the only Indian film in Cannes’ official selection this year. Ahluwalia’s debut 2005 documentary John & Jane played in Toronto and Berlin.

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Mystery (Chi)

Dir Lou Ye

Hao Lei and Qin Hao star in Lou’s anticipated film about the investigation into the mysterious death of a young woman involved with a married businessman. It is Lou’s first film to be shot in China since he was banned from filming in the country for five years by the government, following 2006’s Tiananmen Square-themed Summer Palace. This is Lou’s fourth time at Cannes following Purple Butterfly, Summer Palace and Spring Fever, which were all selected for Competition.

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The Pirogue (Fr-Senegal)

Dir Moussa Touré

Senegalese film-maker Touré’s third feature, following Toubab Bi (1992) and TGV (1998), is an immigration drama about the captain of a fishing boat, who transports 30 men from Senegal to the Canary Islands. The France-Senegal co-production is based on real-life events and stars Souleymane Seye Ndiaye. It will be Touré’s first feature in Cannes.

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Renoir (Fr)

Dir Gilles Bourdos

Closing film

Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret and Vincent Rottiers star in the story of Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his film-maker son Jean, who were both entranced by the same young woman. Bourdos scripted with Jérome Tonnerre and music comes from Alexandre Desplat. Marc Missonnier and Olivier Delbosc produce for Fidélité Films.

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Student (Kaz)

Dir Darezhan Omirbaev

Kazakh director Darezhan Omirbaev won the top prize for his social drama Killer when it screened in Un Certain Regard in 1998. His last film was the 2007 Shuga, a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina. Student is a contemporary Kazakh retelling of Crime And Punishment.

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White Elephant (Arg-Sp)

Dir Pablo Trapero

The Argentinian film-maker returns after recent Cannes selections Carancho (2010) and Lion’s Den (2008) with the tale of friends and Catholic priests in a dangerous Buenos Aires slum. Ricardo Darin, Jérémie Renier and Martina Gusman star.

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