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2011 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In Voted Top Film

It was shut out by the jury members at this year’s festival, but Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In topped call films in our inaugurl Cannes Critics’ Panel betting out the likes of the The Dardennes, Lars Von Trier, Aki Kaurismaki and Terrence Malick who all tied for second with their respective films with a cumulative rating of 2.9. Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive was one notch away from joining these peers. The film that drew the least amount of enthusiasm was the end of festival showings of Radu Mihăileanu’s The Source.

We’d like to thank the following panel members: David Calhoun (U.K), Per Juul Carlsen (Denmark), Paola Casella (Italy) Andrei Cretulescu (Romania), Carlos F. Heredero (Spain), Fabien Lemercier (Belgium), Guy Lodge (South Africa), Christophe Beney (France), James Rocchi (U.S), Elisabeth Quin (France), Isabelle Regnier (France), Cédric Succivalli (France), Anne Thompson (U.S), Clarence Tsui (Hong Kong), and Eduardo Valente (Brazil) for participating. We’ll be coming back next year, perhaps bigger…but definitely better. 2011 Cannes Critics' Panel

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).


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