Films from U.S., Australia, China Anchor Cannes Critics’ Week Lineup

“Snowtown” and “Take Shelter” among the feature films screening

The lineup has been announced for the 2011 edition of Critics' Week in Cannes.

This marks the 50th anniversary of the ancillary competition and features films from China, Argentina and France, as well as many other countries.

Among those movies screening as part of the feature film category are Australian director Justin Kurzel's serial killer tale "Snowtown," U.S. director Jeff Nichols' nightmare driven thriller "Take Shelter" and Israeli director Hagar Ben Asher's sexually charged drama "The Slut."

Here's how it shapes up:

Feature Films
• Las Acacias, directed by Pablo Giorgelli – ARG
• Ave, directed by Konstantin Bojanov – BUL/FR
• 17 Filles, directed by Delphine & Muriel Coulin – FR
• The Slut (Hanotenet), directed by Hagar Ben Asher – ISR/ALL
• Snowtown (Les Crimes de Snowtown), directed by Justin Kurzel – AUS
• Sauna on Moon, directed by Zou Peng – CHI
• Take Shelter, directed by Jeff Nichols – US

Short Films
• Alexis Ivanovitch vous êtes mon héros, directed by Guillaume Gouix – FR
• Black Moon, directed by Amie Siegel – US
• Blue, directed by Stephan Kang – NZ
• Boy, directed by Topaz Adizes – US
• Bul-Myul-Ui-Sa-Na-Ie, directed by Moon Byoung-gon – COR
• Dimanches, directed by Valérie Rosier – BEL
• In Front of the House, directed by Lee Tae-ho – COR
• La inviolabilidad del domicilio se basa en el hombre que aparece empunando un hacha, directed by Alex Piperno – URU/ARG
• Junior, directed by Julia Ducournau – FR
• Permanencias, directed by Ricardo Alves Junior – BRE

Special Screenings
• La Guerre est déclarée, directed by Valérie Donzelli – FR – Opening Film
• Pourquoi tu pleures?, directed by Katia Lewcowicz – FR – Closing Film
• Walk away Renée, directed by Jonathan Caouette – US/FR/BEL
• My Little Princess, directed by Eva Ionesco – FR