The 80th Venice International Film Festival will be held at the Lido di Venezia from 30 August to 9 September 2023 under the direction of Alberto Barbera and hosted by the Biennial under the chairmanship of Roberto Cicutto.
Like every year, participation in the Italian Film Competition will be essential. In this prestigious edition we will see Stefano Sollima competing for the Golden Lion with Adagio, the aforementioned Edoardo De Angelis with Comandante, the son of the art of Pietro Castellitto with his new director Enea, the sensibility of Saverio Costanzo with Dawn at Last, the usual craftsmanship of Matteo Garrone with **Io capita** and all the audacity of Giorgio Rights with Lubo.
The godmother of the 80th Venice Film Festival will be Italian actress Caterina Murino. She will open the event on the evening of Wednesday, August 30, 2023, on the stage of the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido) on the occasion of the opening ceremony, and will also lead the closing ceremony on Saturday, September 9. on the occasion of which the Lions and other official awards of the 80s will be announced. Show.
Films in competition
- Slowly From Stefano Sollima with Pierfrancesco Favino, Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea (Italy)
- Aku wa sonzaishinai (Evil does not exist) From Ryusuke Hamaguchi with Hitoshi Omika (Japan)
- Bastarden From Nikolai Arcel with Mads Mikkelsen (Denmark, Germany, Sweden)
- La Beth From Bertrand Bonello with Léa Seydoux (France, Canada)
- Commander From Edward DeAngelis with Pierfrancesco Favino (Italy)
- El Conde From Pablo Larrain with Jaime Wadell (Chile)
- Dogman From Luc Besson with Caleb Landry Jones (France)
- Aeneas From Peter Castellitto with Pietro Castellitto and Benedetta Porcaroli (Italy)
- ferrari From Michael Mann with Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz (USA)
- Finally dawn From Xavier Costanzo with Lily James, Rebecca Antonachi, Alba Rohrwacher, Willem Dafoe (Italy)
- Holly From High Troch (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France)
- Or Saezon From Stefan Brize with Guillaume Canet and Alba Rohrwacher (France)
- I am the captain From Matthew Garrone with Seydou Sarr, Mustafa Voll (Italy, France)
- Kobeta s… From Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert with Małgorzata Gajewska-Krzysztofik (Poland, Sweden)
- Ljubo From George Wrights with Franz Rogowski (Italy, Switzerland)
- Owner From Bradley Cooper with Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke (USA)
- Memory From Michael Franco with Jessica Chastain, Peter Sarsgaard (Mexico, USA)
- Source From Ava DuVernay with Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, John Bernthal (USA)
- Murderer From David Fincher with Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton (USA)
- Poor beings! From Yorgos Lanthimos with Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo (Ireland)
- Priscilla From Sofia Coppola with Caylee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi (USA)
- Die Theorie von Allem From Timm Kroeger with Jan Bülow, Olivia Ross (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
- Zielona granica (Green border) From Agnieszka Holland with Jalal Altawil (Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium)
Other actors who might have made it onto the red carpet include regulars like Penepol Cruz and Adam Driver. And also Bradley Cooper, Michael Fassbender, Emma Stone, Mike Ruffalo, Jessica Chastain, Liam Neeson, Willem Dafoe, Shailene Woodley, Joe Pesci, Ron Perlman, Lily James. Expected Italians include Alba Rohrwacher, Pietro Castellitto, Benedetta Porcaroli, Pierfrancesco Favino, Toni Servillo and Valerio Mastandrea.
Whole program: https://www.labiennale.org/it/cinema/2023/programma-cinema-2023-pubblico