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Key Players in the 2011 Cannes Market: Filmnation Ent.

In a very short amount of time, NYC/LA based Filmnation Ent. have padded themselves a hell of a slate including Terrence Malick’s forthcoming film (not The Tree of Life…the other one – see pic above) John Hillcoat’s Wettest County and in this year’s Cannes they have the excellent Take Shelter (in my top 2 from Sundance) and Pedro Almodovar’s huge Main Comp buzz title.

In a very short amount of time, NYC/LA based Filmnation Ent. have padded themselves a hell of a slate including Terrence Malick’s forthcoming film (not The Tree of Life…the other one – see pic above) John Hillcoat’s Wettest County and in this year’s Cannes they have the excellent Take Shelter (in my top 2 from Sundance) and Pedro Almodovar’s huge Main Comp buzz title. Here’s their slim but sturdy batch for 2011:

LA PIEL QUE HABITO by Pedro ALMODOVAR – Completed
TAKE SHELTER by Jeff NICHOLS – Completed
WETTEST COUNTY by John HILLCOAT – Production
(UNTITLED) TERRENCE MALICK by Terrence MALICK – Production
GAMBIT by Michael HOFFMAN – Pre-Production
THE RAVEN by James MCTEIGUE – Post-Production
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET by Mark TONDERAI – Post-Production
HUNGRY RABBIT JUMPS by Roger DONALDSON – Post-Production
LOOPER by Rian JOHNSON – Production

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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