My personal preferences among Eric Lavallee‘s Cannes 2011 predictions include Dominik Moll‘s The Monk, Juan Antonio Bayona‘s The Impossible, Terence DaviesThe Deep Blue Sea, the Dardennes brothersThe Kid With a Bike, Lars von Trier‘s Melancholia, Nuri Bilge Ceylan‘s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Pedro Almodovar‘s The Skin I Live In, Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life, Andrea Arnold‘s Wuthering Heights, Lynne Ramsay‘s We Need To Talk About Kevin, strong>Gus Van Sant’s Restless and Marina Zenovich‘s Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out.

I’m primarily pleased about HE’s new Cannes lodging. After learning yesterday that a Cannes apartment I’ve been sharing for the last two years is no longer available, I got lucky right away through a columnist friend and found a new place at almost the same rate and at a slightly better location (i.e., closer to the Palais).