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Cannes 2011. MUBI's Rankings

Cannes 2011. MUBI's Rankings

Tier ?

The Tree of Life (Terence Malick)

Tier 1

The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo)
No Man’s Land (Victor Trivas )
This Is Not a Film (Mojtaba Mirtahasebi & Jafar Panahi)

Tier 2

L'apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close) (Bertrand Bonello)
Le gamin au vélo (Jean Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
Le Havre (Aki Kaurismaki)
Miss Bala (Gerardo Nananjo)
Oslo, August 31 (Joachim Trier)
Play (Ruben Östlund)
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (Jerry Schatzberg)
Le rideau cramoisi [The Crimson Curtain] (Alexandre Astruc)

Tier 3

Chatrak (Vimukthi Jayasundra)
Drive (Nicholas Winding Refn)
The Hunter (Bakur Bakuradze)
Impardonnables (André Téchiné)
Ninja Kids!!! (Takashi Miike)
Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen) 
Wu Xia (Peter Chan) 

Tier 4

L’assassino (Elio Petri)
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 3D (Takashi Miike)
Melancholia (Lars von Trier)

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(the rest)

Danny, is this your personal ranking, or does this take in Ryland’s or other’s opinions? I’m excited to see the Hong so high on the list?
Darren, I may do my own for Cargo but, for this record, our preferences were largely consistent.
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Didn’t know Astruc had a film in the festival, nor that he was still making films.
@ Bobby Wise: It was a tribute to Astruc http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/11175788/year/2011.html
And of course the Malick and the Hong are so highly ranked. When was the last time a Malick or Hong film has ever disappointed anyone or even been criticized in these parts? Personally, I find that Hanezu is the magnum opus that The Tree of Life and Melancholia tried and failed to be. I would award the Palm d’Or, though, to Ninja Kids. And Puzzle of a Downfall Child.
it’s such an interesting year. thanks for the great articles and countless write-ups.
Thanks for the comments guys. Re: Astruc, he’s actually still alive (!) and was present with Anouk Aimee for the screening of the restoration. Nicole: hardly — the buzz for both films at Cannes were mostly negative, with the Hong being the usual “oh this is just another one, when’s he going to move on” just like his last 3.

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