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Cannes 2011: Karina Longworth's 21 Films Ranked From Worst to Best

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Thu, May 19, 2011 at 11:01 AM

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Thanks to the idiosyncrasies of Air France's pricing schedule, I am departing Cannes on Thursday morning, before the premieres of some of the festival's most anticipated titles -- including the Ryan Gosling-starring Drive; This Must Be the Place, featuring Sean Penn in rock star drag; and new titles by Pedro Almodovar, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Jafar Panahi and my personal favorite, Hong Sang-Soo.

So, after 21 films in 7 days -- miraculously, I got into every film I attempted to see and walked out of nothing -- my Cannes 2011 ends here. I'll have a full recap of my Cannes experience in next Thursday's LA Weekly. In the meantime, what follows is a list of everything I saw, ranked from most hated to favorite, without commentary (but with links where appropriate).

21) Code Blue
20) Silence of Joan
19) Sleeping Beauty
18) Hors Satan
17) Restless
16) Return
15) The Artist
14) Loverboy
13) The Look
12) Midnight in Paris
11) Oslo, August 31
10) We Need to Talk About Kevin
9) House of Tolerance (L'Apollonide)
8) Declaration of War
7) Poliss
6) Goodbye
5) Miss Bala
4) The Kid on a Bike
3) The Tree of Life
2) Bonsai (above)

After the jump, my number one film of Cannes 2011...

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