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70th Venice International Film Festival line-up


From ScreenDaily via our good buddy Paddy Mulholland at ScreenOnScreen

The line-up of the 70th Venice International Film Festival (28th August > 7th September) has been announced. The official selection includes: Venezia 70, Out of Competition, Orizzonti, and Venice Classics. The autonomous and parallel sections include the International Critics’ Week, and the Giornate degli Autori – Venice Days.

The world premiere of Gravity will screen in 3D on August 28th in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema at the Lido, following the opening ceremony.  In celebration of the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival, the Biennale di Venezia has created the special project, Venezia 70 – Future Reloaded. 70 movie directors from all over the world have been invited to make a short film lasting between 60 and 90 seconds.


  • Ana Arabia, Amos Gitai (Isr-Fra)
  • Child of God, James Franco (US)
  • Joe, David Gordon Green (US)
  • Kaze Tachinu, Hayao Miyazaki (Jpn)
  • L’intrepido, Gianni Amelio (Italy)
  • La Jalousie, Philippe Garrel (Fra)
  • Miss Violence, Alexandros Avranas (Greece)
  • Night Moves, Kelly Reichardt (US)
  • Parkland, Peter Landesman (US)
  • Philomena, Stephen Frears (UK)
  • The Police Officer’s Wife, Philip Groning (Ger)
  • The Rooftops, Merzak Allouache (Alg-Fra)
  • Sacro Gra, Gianfranco Rosi (It)
  • Stray Dogs, Ming-liang Tsai (Chi-Fra)
  • Tom a la Ferme, Xavier Dolan (Can-Fra)
  • Tracks, John Curran (UK-Aus)
  • Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer
  • The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris (US)
  • Via Castellana Bandiera, Emma Dante (It-Switz-Fra)
  • The Zero Theorem, Terry Gilliam (UK-US)


  • Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Shinji Aramaki (Jpn)
  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón (US)
  • Mobius, Ki-duk Kim (S Kor)
  • Locke, Steven Knight (UK)
  • Unforgiven, Sang-il Lee (Jan)
  • Wolf Creek 2, Greg McLean (Aus)
  • Home From Home – Chronicle of a Vision, Edgar Reitz (Ger)
  • Gondola, Paul Rudish, Aaron Springer, Clay Morrow (US)
  • The Canyons, Paul Schrader (US)
  • Che strano chiamarsi Federico Scola racconta Fellini, Ettore Scola (It)
  • Walesa. Man of Hope, Andrzej Wajda and Ewa Brodzka (Pol)


  • Summer 82 When Zappa Came to Sicily, Salvo Cuccia (It-US)
  • Pine Ridge, Anna Eborn (Den)
  • The Armstrong Lie, Alex Gibney (US)
  • Redemption, Miguel Gomes (Port-Fra-Ger-It)
  • Ukraina is not  Brothel, Kitty Green (Aus)
  • Con il fiato sospeso, Costanza Quatriglio (It)
  • Amazonia, Thierry Ragobert (Fra-Bra)
  • La voce di Berlinguer, Mario Sesti, Teho Teardo (It)
  • ‘Til Madness Do Us Apart, Bing Wang (HK-Chi-Fra-Jpn)
  • At Berkeley, Frederick Wiseman (US)


  • Je m’appelle Hmmm…, Agnès B. (Fra)
  • Little Brother, Serik Aprymov (Kaz)
  • Il terzo tempo, Enrico Maria Artale (It)
  • Eastern Boys, Robin Campillo (Fra)
  • Palo Alto, Gia Coppola (US)
  • Ruin, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Micheal Cody (Aus)
  • Fish & Cat, Shahram Mokri (Iran)
  • We are the Best!, Lukas Moodysson (Swe-Den)
  • Wolfschildren, Rick Ostermann (Ger)
  • La vida después, David Pablos (Mex)
  • Algunas Chicas, Santiago Palavecino (Arg)
  • Medeas, Andrea Pallaoro (US-It)
  • Still Life, Uberto Pasolini (UK)
  • Piccola Patria, Piccola Patria (It)
  • La prima neve, Andrea Serge (It)
  • Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, Sono Sion (Jpn)
  • The Sacrament, Ti West (US)


  • Quello che resta, Valeria Allievi (It)
  • Death for a Unicorn, Riccardo Bernasconi, Francesca Reverdito (Switz)
  • Kush, Shubhashish Bhutiani (Ind)
  • Toutes les belles choses, Cécile Bicler (Fra)
  • Un pensiero kalašnikov, Giorgio Bosisio (It-UK)
  • Aningaaq, Jonas Cuarón (US)
  • Blanco, Ignacio Gatica (Arg)
  • The Audition, Michael Haussman (It)
  • Hoses with Small Windows, Bülent Öztürk (Bel)
  • La Gallina, Manel Raga (Spa)
  • Minesh, Shalin Sirkar (S Afr-Ger-Den)
  • Stagnant Water, Wang Xiaowei (Chi)
  • Cold Snap, Leo Woodhead (NZ)
  • Blacone, Lendita Zeqiraj (Kos)