The 64th Cannes Film Festival was held from 11 to 22 May 2011. American actor Robert De Niro served as the president of the jury for the main competition and French filmmaker Michel Gondry headed the jury for the short film competition. South Korean film director Bong Joon-ho was the head of the jury for the Caméra d'Or prize, awarded to the best first-time filmmaker; the American film The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick won the Palme d'Or. Midnight in Paris and directed by Woody Allen, opened the festival and Beloved, directed by Christophe Honoré and screened as out of competition, closed the festival. Mélanie Laurent hosted closing ceremonies. Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci was presented with the third Honorary Palme d'Or Award at the opening ceremony of the festival. Though the award had been given out sporadically in the past the Honorary Palme d'Or was supposed to presented annually after 2011; however it was not given again until the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Gus Van Sant's Restless opened the Un Certain Regard section.
Jailed Iranian film directors Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof were honoured at the festival. Goodbye by Rasoulof and Panahi's This Is Not a Film was screened at the festival, Panahi was awarded the Carrosse d'Or. Four female directors featured in the main competition: Australian Julia Leigh, Japan's Naomi Kawase, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay and France's own Maïwenn Le Besco. Danish film director Lars von Trier caused controversy with comments he made at the press conference of his film Melancholia; when he was asked about the relation between the influences of German Romanticism in the film and his own German heritage, the director made jokes about Jews and Nazis. He said he understood Adolf Hitler and admired the work of architect Albert Speer, jokingly announced that he was a Nazi; the Cannes Film Festival first issued an official apology for the remarks the same day and clarified that Trier is not a Nazi or an antisemite declared the director "persona non grata" the following day. The film remained in competition.
The following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 2010 Official Selection: Robert De Niro Jury President Jude Law, Uma Thurman Martina Gusmán Nansun Shi Linn Ullmann Olivier Assayas Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Johnnie To Emir Kusturica President Élodie Bouchez Peter Bradshaw Geoffrey Gilmore Daniela Michel Michel Gondry President Julie Gayet Jessica Hausner Corneliu Porumboiu João Pedro Rodrigues Bong Joon-ho President Danièle Heyman Eva Vezer Robert Alazraki Daniel Colland Jacques Maillot Alex Masson The following independent jury awarded films in the frame of the International Critics' Week. Nespresso Grand Prize Lee Chang-dong President Scott Foundas Nick James Sergio Wolf Cristina Piccino The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or; the Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted. Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard. The Un Cretain Regard Prize ex-aequo winners have been highlighted.
Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. The following films were selected to be screened out of competition: indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the following films were shown as special screenings. Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the following films were selected to be screened in the Cinéfondation section, which focuses on short films made by students at film schools. The winner of the Cinéfondation First Prize has been highlighted; the following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or. The Short film Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted; the following films were selected to be screened in the Cannes Classics section. Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the Cinéma de la Plage is a part of the Official Selection of the festival. The outdoors screenings at the beach cinema of Cannes are open to the public; the line-up for the International Critics' Week was announced on 18 April at the section's website.
Declaration of War, directed by Valérie Donzelli, Bachelor Days Are Over, directed by Katia Lewkowicz, were selected as the opening and closing films of the Semaine de la Critique section. Feature films indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. Short films Special screenings indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the following films were selected to be screened in the independent Directors' Fortnight section:Feature films indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. Special Screenings Short films The Palme d'Or was won by the American film The Tree of Life directed by Terrence Malick. Two of the film's producers, Bill Pohlad and Sarah Green, accepted the prize on behalf of the reclusive Malick; the Tree of Life is the first American film to win the Palme d'Or since Fa
Robert Rollo Jack was a footballer who played as an inside right in the Football League in the 1920s and 1930s. He was the brother of David, the England international footballer, whilst his father Bob was a professional footballer and manager. Rollo started as a trainee with Plymouth Argyle, making his debut on 23 December 1922 against Watford, before moving north to join Bolton Wanderers for £1500, where his brother was playing, he made his debut for Bolton on 22 December 1923 against Notts County. However, in six seasons with Bolton he only made 29 League appearances, he moved to Clapton Orient in September 1929 for £1000 and he played for them over the next three seasons. Rollo moved into non-league football with Yeovil and Petters United of the Southern Football League, before a transfer back to the Football League with Swindon Town for the 1934–35 season, he made 20 league appearances for Swindon, scoring on two occasions
Hichem Djait, is a prominent historian and scholar of Islam. Djait was born in Tunisia to a conservative upper-middle-class family, his erudite father and some of his uncles and relatives were Islamic sages, which made the name of the Djait family become traditionally associated with the Zeytouna Mosque as well as with Islamic Fiqh and Iftah. He had his secondary education at Sadiki College, where he studied French, world literature, Western philosophy and Islamic Studies, his training at Sadiki College made him discover Enlightenment thinkers and the ideals of the Renaissance and the Reformation which were rather different from the teachings of his family's conservative milieu. Djait travelled to France where he received the "Aggregation" diploma in History in 1962, his PhD in Arts and Humanities was defended in Paris in 1981. Today, Djait is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Tunis, he is a visiting professor at the McGill University and the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to the numerous honorary titles and awards he received, Djait is member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and was appointed president of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences and Arts on February 17, 2012.
Professor Djait is a specialist in Medieval Islamic history, he was member of the International Scientific Institute for the General History of Africa edited by the UNESCO. In the many books he published in Tunisia and France, he deals with various subjects related to Arab-Islamic culture and philosophy as well as to the relationship between Islam and modernity and the place of Islam in the contemporary world. Among such publications, one may mention The Great Fitna first published in 1989 and which represents a seminal study and a revolutionary reading of Islamic history following the death of Prophet Muhammad; the Great Fitna is described by scholars and critics as the most influential reference on the subject. Other works include Europe and Islam, The Revelation, the Quran and the Prophecy, The Crisis of Islamic Culture and a ground-breaking study entitled The Life of Muhammad first published in French between 2001 and 2007 and released in English in 2012; the three volumes of the latter study which cover the itinerary of the Prophet and the concomitant evolution of Islam are subtitled "Revelation and Prophecy," "Predication in Mecca," and "The Prophet’s Life in Medina and the Triumph of Islam."
1989: Tunisian National Humanities Award 1996: Commander of the Order of the Republic of Tunisia 2006: Prize Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais 2016: Arab Book Award 2017: Tunisia's Golden Comar Prize 2018: Tunisian University Medal 2018: Medal of the Arab World Institute 2019: Grand Officier of the Order of the Republic of Tunisia Europe and Islam: Cultures and Modernity, Berkeley, ed. University of California Press, 1985 Islamic Culture in Crisis: A Reflection on Civilizations in History, New Jersey, ed. Transaction Publishers, 2011 The Life of Muhammad, 3 vols, Carthage, ed. Beït El Hikma, 2012 Histoire générale de la Tunisie. T. II: Le Moyen Âge, Tunis, ed. Société tunisienne de diffusion, 1965 Rêver de la Tunisie, Paris, ed. Vilo, 1971 La Personnalité et le devenir arabo-islamique, Paris, ed. Le Seuil, 1974 L'Europe et l'Islam, Paris, ed. Le Seuil, 1978 Al-Kūfa, naissance de la ville islamique, Paris, ed. Maisonneuve et Larose, 1986 La Grande Discorde: religion et politique dans l'islam des origines, Paris, ed. Gallimard, 1989 Connaissance de l'Islam, Paris, ed. Syros-Alternatives, 1992 La Vie de Muhammad.
Vol. I: Révélation et prophétie, Paris, ed. Fayard, 2001 La Crise de la culture islamique, Paris, ed. Fayard, 2004 La Fondation du Maghreb islamique, Tunis, ed. Amal, 2004 La Vie de Muhammad. Vol. II: La Prédication prophétique à La Mecque, Paris, ed. Fayard, 2008 La Vie de Muhammad. T. III: Le parcours du Prophète à Médine et le triomphe de l'Islam, Fayard, 2012