Venice 80: official choice.
The Venezia 80 program has been announced and will run from August 30 to September 9. Six Italian films compete for the Golden Lion announced by Artistic Director Alberto Barbera and Biennale President Roberto Cicutto.
Comandante by Edoardo de Angelis with Pierfrancesco Favino, opening film and competition at the 80th Venice Film Festival, will have its world premiere at the Lido. Other Italian titles: “Io Capitano” by Matteo Garrone; Dawn at Last by Saverio Costanzo Aeneas, the second work of Pietro Castellitto, the protagonist along with Benedetta Porcaroli; “Lubo” by Giorgio Rights; “Adagio” by Stefano Sollima with Toni Servillo and Valerio Mastandrea.
Among other titles, Woody Allen announced The Accidental Impact, Roman Polanski’s The Palace, and Liliana Cavani’s The Order of Time in the Out of Competition section.
Competing for the Golden Lion, among the 23 titles of the competition, in addition to the six Italian ones, we find “Dogman” by Luc Besson; “Maestro”, the second film by actor Bradley Cooper, dedicated to the biography of the composer Bernstein; Sofia Coppola’s long-awaited new film Priscilla, about the true story of Elvis Presley’s wife; Assassin, David Fincher’s new thriller starring Michael Fassbender; Poor Girls, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos with Emma Stone; “El Conde” by Pablo Larrain with the vampire Pinochet and the biopic “Ferrari” by Michael Mann with Adam Driver and Penelope Cruz.
Venice 80, official program:
Commander Edoardo de Angelis
Promised land Nikolai Arcel with Mads Mikkelsen
Dogman Luc Besson with Caleb Landry Jones
There Beth Bertrand Bonello with Léa Seydoux
Seasonal snack Stefan Brize with Guillaume Canet and Alba Rohrwacher
Aeneas Pietro Castellitto with a tight line-up that also includes his father Sergio
Owner Bradley Cooper with Carey Mulligan, Cooper himself and more.
Priscilla Sofia Coppola
Finally dawn Saverio Costanzo with Lily James, Joe Keery, Alba Rohrwacher, Willem Dafoe
Ljubo Giorgio Rights with Franz Rogowski
Source Ava DuVernay, African-American independent filmmaker, first time in Venice.
Murderer David Fincher (Netflix). Return for the first time since Fight Club (1999) starring Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton.
Memory Michelle Franco with Jessica Chastain.
I am the captain Matteo Garrone. Italian film, but not in Italian, at the choice of the director.
Evil does not exist Ryusuke Hamaguchi.
green border Agnieszka Holland, filmed semi-underground on the Belarusian-Polish border.
Von Allem’s theory Timm Kroeger.
Poor things Yorgos Lanthimos with Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo (who will not be in Venice due to the SAG strike), Willem Dafoe.
El Conde Pablo Larrain, retelling a vampire Pinochet 50 years after the coup in Chile.
ferrari Michael Mann with Adam Driver and Penelope Cruz.
Slowly Stefano Sollima with Pierfrancesco Favino, Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Adriano Giannini, Francesco Di Leva.
woman from Malgorzata Shumovska and Michal Englert.
Holly Fayen Troch.
Out of competition:
Among the out-of-competition, it is worth noting the choice of two series, i know your soul AND Silver and blood, the latter will be shown in full with all 12 episodes of 50 minutes each. He will also arrive at the Lido. Woody Allen with Coupe de Chance, Wes Anderson with a medium length film based on a story by Roald Dahl, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (and star cast) and even Travis Scottprotagonist of Harmony Korine’s experimental work (for A24) titled Agro Dr1ft.
Big names out of competition also Richard Linklater with Hit Man, Roman Polanski with Castle and Liliana Cavani, who will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, with Time order. Also expected is the amazing Quentin Dupier with Yesaaaaali!
Also out of competition will be the final film (produced by Netflix), Snow Society J. A. Bayona.
Venice 80, Horizons:
In the open sky Mariana Arriaga and Santiago Arriaga
El Paraiso Enrico Maria Artale
beyond the mountains Mohamed Ben Attia
red suitcase Fidel Devkota
Tatami Guy Nativ and King Amir Ebrahimi
Heaven is on fire From Mika Gustafson
Feather-weight Robert Kolodny
Invel Simone Massi
Indecisive Wound Selman Nakar
Heartless Nara Normande, Tiao
Endless Sunday Alain Parroni
Wind City Lhagwadulam Purev-Ochir
Explanation for everything Gabor Reis
Gasoline Rainbow Bill Ross, Turner Ross
Housekeeping for Beginners Goran Stolevski
en at la nuit Celine Rouze
Hokage – Shadow of Fire Shinya Tsukamoto
Dormitory Nehir Tuna