VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

 

 

The Venice Film Festival begins today and runs through September 11th.

This year festival director Alberto Barbera changed the number of movies premiering at the world’s oldest film festival to just 18 entries for the top Golden Lion prize.Movies like Terrence Malick’s, TO THE WONDER and Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER.
In recent years, as many as 24 films competed with well over 100 screening in side events. The trimmed selection allows better promotion of the films. They are also for the first time marketing films for commercial release.

Here is a list of films in competition:

The Master dir: Paul Thomas Anderson

Something In The Air, dir: Olivier Assayas
Clément Métayer, Lola Créton, Félix Armand

At Any Price, dir: Ramin Bahrani
Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham

Bella Addormentata, dir: Marco Bellocchio
Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, Michele Riondino, Maya Sansa, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio

La Cinquième Saison, dirs: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwyck, Gill Vancompernolle

Fill The Void, dir: Rama Burshtein
Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chaim Sharir

E Stato Il Figlio, dir: Daniele Cipri
Toni Servillo, Giselda Volodi, Alfredo Castro, Fabrizio Falco

Un Giorno Speciale, dir; Francesca Comencini
Filippo Scicchitano, Giulia Valentini

Passion, dir: Brian De Palma
Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Paul Anderson, Karoline Herfurth

Superstar, dir: Xavier Giannoli
Kad Merad, Cecile De France

Pieta, dir: Kim Ki-Duk
Cho Min-soo, Lee Jung-jin

Outgrage Beyond, dir: Takeshi Kitano
Tomokazu Miura, Ryo Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata, Toshiyuki Nishida

Spring Breakers, dir: Harmony Korine
James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Heather Morris

To The Wonder, dir: Terrence Malick
Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Javier Bardem, Olga Kurylenko

Thy Womb, dir: Brillante Mendoza
Nora Aunor, Bembol Rocco

Linhas De Wellington, dir: Valeria Sarmiento
Nuno Lopes, Soraia Chaves, John Malkovich, Marisa Paredes, Melvil Poupaud, Mathieu Amalric

Paradise: Faith, dir: Ulrich Seidl
Maria Hofstätter, Nabil Saleh

Betrayal, dir: Kirill Serebrennikov
Franziska Petri, Dejan Lilic, Albina Dzhanabaeva, Arturs Skrastins

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