Factbox: Details on 2011 Cannes film festival

Thu May 12, 2011 8:03am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - The 2011 Cannes film festival opened on May 11 with Woody Allen's film "Midnight in Paris."

The selection this year will include 49 feature films from 33 countries including 44 world premieres and a 20-film main competition.

Following is the list of the films in competition, listed by the nationality of the director:

AUSTRALIA:

* Sleeping Beauty/Julia Leigh

-- Starring Emily Browning, the film is about a student drawn into a hidden world where old wealthy men have their way with her while she sleeps under heavy sedation.

AUSTRIA:

* Michael/Markus Schleinzer

-- A debut film about the problematic relationship between a 10-year-old boy and a 35-year-old man.   Continued...