News // THE 75th VENICE FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP IS ANNOUNCED

First Man will open the festival, running August 29 to September 8, 2018.



Though it was previously announced that Damien Chazelle's newest film, First Man, would open the 75th Venice Film Festival, the rest of the lineup was held tightly until today. Films from directors Luca Guadagnino, Alfonso Cuarón, and Bradley Cooper will screen at the festival which opens August 29 and runs through September 8, 2018.


As one of the 'big three' world festivals, the Venice Film Festival has become one of the highlights of the awards season, seeing highly-anticipated films get their world premieres before screening at other prominent fests like TIFF or Telluride. Many of the same films that make up TIFF's slate (announced yesterday), will get the screening treatment this year in Venice, including A Star is Born and Roma.


The most notable entry to the lineup is the Coen Brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a previously announced Netflix miniseries that has now been cut as a feature film. It is now expected to be Netflix's most prominent awards season push, alongside Cuarón's Roma.


Paul Greengrass' 22 July (formerly titled Norway) will get its world premiere, plus Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind will finally get its premiere after being cut out of the Cannes presentation earlier this year.


Similar to other fests from last year and this year, so far, a lack of female directors highlights an otherwise hefty list of films. Out of all of the 'in competition' films announced, only 1 is directed by a female.


The festival's Best Picture prize is the Golden Lion, which went to Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water last year before going on to win the Oscar. Del Toro will serve as this year's competition jury president.


OPENING NIGHT FILM


FIRST MAN (USA)

Dir. Damien Chazelle

(In Competition)

Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke


IN COMPETITION


22 JULY (Norway/Iceland)

Dir. Paul Greengrass

Starring Thorbjorn Harr, Anders Danielsen Lie, Hang Tran


ACUSADA (Argentina/Mexico)

Dir. Gonzalo Tobal

Starring Leonardo Sbaraglia, Lali Espósito, Inés Estevez


AT ETERNITY'S GATE (USA/France)

Dir. Julian Schnabel

Starring Oscar Isaac, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen


THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (USA)

Dir. Joel and Ethan Coen

Starring Tim Blake Nelson, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly


CAPRI-REVOLUTION (Italy/France)

Dir. Mario Martone

Starring Jenna Thiam, Donatella Finocchiaro, Antonio Folletto


DOUBLE VIES (France)

Dir. Olivier Assayas

Starring Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne


THE FAVOURITE (USA)

Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman


FRERES ENNEMIS (France/Belgium)

Dir. David Oelhoffen

Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Reda Kateb, Sabrina Ouazani


KILLING (Japan)

Dir. Shinya Tsukamoto

Starring Sousuke Ikematsu, Yu Aoi, Tatsuya Nakamura


THE MOUNTAIN (USA)

Dir. Rick Alverson

Starring Danielle Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Tye Sheridan


THE NIGHTINGALE (Australia)

Dir. Jennifer Kent

Starring Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Aisling Franciosi


NUESTRO TIEMPO (Mexico/France/Germany/Denmark/Sweden)

Dir. Carlos Reygadas

Starring Carlos Reygadas, Natalia Lopez, Eleazar Reygadas


PETERLOO (United Kingdom/USA)

Dir. Mike Leigh

Starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley


ROMA (Mexico)

Dir. Alfonso Cuarón

Starring Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf


THE SISTERS BROTHERS (France/Belgium/Romania/Spain)

Dir. Jacques Audiard

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal


SUNSET (Hungary/France)

Dir. Laszlo Nemes

Starring Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov


SUSPIRIA (Italy)

Dir. Luca Guadagnino

Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz


VOX LUX (USA)

Dir. Brady Corbet

Starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Stacy Martin


WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE? (Italy/USA/France)

Dir. Roberto Minervini

Starring Judy Hill, Michael Nelson, Ronaldo King


WORK OHNE AUTOR (Germany)

Dir. Florian Henkel Von Donnersmark

Starring Tom Schilling, Paula Beer, Sebastian Koch


OUT OF COMPETITION


SPECIAL EVENT


THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND (USA)

Dir. Orson Welles

Starring John Huston, Oja Kodar, Peter Bogdanovich


THEY'LL LOVE ME WHEN I'M DEAD (USA)

Dir. Morgan Neville


SPECIAL SCREENINGS


IL DIARIO DI ANGELA - NOI DUE CINEASTI (Italy)

Dir. Yervant Gianikian

Starring Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi


MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (Italy/Belgium)

Dir. Saverio Costanzo

Starring Elisa Del Genio, Ludovica Nasti, Margherita Mazzucco


FICTION


DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE (USA)

Dir. S. Craig Zahler

Starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles


LA QUIETUD (Argentina)

Dir. Pablo Trapero

Starring Martina Gusman, Bèrènice Bèjo, Graciela Borges


LES ESTIVANTS (France/Italy)

Dir. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Pierre Arditi, Valeria Golino


MI OBRA MAESTRA (Argentina/Spain)

Dir. Gaston Duprat

Starring Guillermo Francella, Luis Brandoni, Raúl Arévalo


SHADOW (China)

Dir. Zhang Yimou

Starring Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai


A STAR IS BORN (USA)

Dir. Bradley Cooper

Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott


A TRAMWAY IN JERUSALEM (Israel/France)

Dir. Amos Gitai

Starring Noa Ahinoamam Nini, Mathieu Amalric, Hana Laslo


UN PEUPLE ET SON ROI (France/Belgium)

Dir. Pierre Schoeller

Starring Gaspard Ulliel, Adéle Haenel, Olivier Gourmet


UNA STORIA SENZA NOME (Italy)

Dir. Roberto Andò

Starring Micaela Ramazzotti, Renato Carpentieri, Laura Morante


NON-FICTION


1938 DIVERSI (Italy)

Dir. Giorgio Treves


AMERICAN DHARMA (USA/United Kingdom)

Dir. Errol Morris

Starring Stephen K. Bannon


AQUARELA (United Kingdom/Germany)

Dir. Victor Kossakovsky


CARMINE STREET GUITARS (Canada)

Dir. Ron Mann


EL PEPE, UNA VIDA SUPREMA (Argentina/Uruguay/Serbia)

Dir. Emir Kusturica

Starring Pepe Mujica


INTRODUZIONE ALL'OSCURO (Argentina/Austria)

Dir. Gaston Solnicki

Starring Gastón Solnicki


ISIS, TOMORROW. THE LOST SOULS OF MOSUL (Italy/Germany)

Dir. Francesca Mannocchi, Alessio Romenzi


A LETTER TO A FRIEND IN GAZA (Israel)

Dir. Amos Gitai


MONROVIA, INDIANA (USA)

Dir. Frederick Wiseman


PROCESS (The Netherlands)

Dir. Sergei Loznitsa


YOUR FACE (Chinese Taipei)

Dir. Tsai Ming-Liang

Starring Lee Kang Sheng


HORIZONS


AMANDA (France)

Dir. Mikhael Hers


THE ANNOUNCEMENT (Turkey/Bulgaria)

Dir. Mahmut Fazil Coskun


AS I LAY DYING (Iran)

Dir. Mostafa Sayyadi


CHARLIE SAYS (USA)

Dir. Mary Harron


THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW (Syria/Lebanon/France/Qatar)

Dir. Soudade Kaadan


DESLEMBRO (Brazil/France/Qatar)

Dir. Flavia Castro


JINPA (China)

Dir. Pema Tseden


LA NOCHE DE 12 ANOS (Spain/Argentina/France)

Dir. Alvaro Brechner


LA PROFEZIA DELL'ARMADILLO (Italy)

Dir. Emanuele Scaringi


L'ENKAS (France)

Dir. Sarah Marx


THE MAN WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE (Russia/Estonia/France)

Dir. Evgeniy Tsiganov, Natalya Kudryashowa


MANTA RAY (Thailand/France/China)

Dir. Phuttiphong Aroonpheng


THE RIVER (Kazakistan, Poland, Norway)

Dir. Emir Baigazin


SONI (India)

Dir. Ivan Ayr


STRIPPED (Israel/Germany)

Dir. Yaron Shani


SULLA MIA PELLE (Italy)

Dir. Alessio Cremonini


TEL AVIV ON FIRE (Luxembourg/France/Israel/Belgium)

Dir. Same Zoabi


THROUGH THE HOLES (Indonesia/Australia)

Dir. Gari Nugroho


UN GIORNO ALL'IMPROVVISO (Italy)

Dir. Ciro D'Emilio


© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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