The Venice Film Festival officially announces its lineup!
The last few days have seen plenty of festival news, and here's the actual slate of films to be playing at Venice:
Venice 2011 Competition
The Ides Of March – George Clooney (US) [opening film] Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany) Wuthering Heights – Andrea Arnold (UK) Texas Killing Fields – Ami Canaan Maan (US) Quando La Notte – Cristina Comencini (Italy) Terraferma – Emanuele Crialese (Italy/France) A Dangerous Method – David Cronenberg (Germany/Canada) 4:44 Last Day On Earth – Abel Ferrara (US) Killer Joe – William Friedkin (US) Un Ete Brulant – Philippe Garrel (France/Italy/Switzerland) A Simple Life (Taojie) – Ann Hui (China/Hong Kong) The Exchange (Hahithalfut) – Eran Kolirin (Israel) Alps (Alpeis) -Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece) Shame – Steve McQueen (UK) L’ultimo Terrestre – Gian Alfonso Pacinotti (Italy) Carnage – Roman Polanski (France/Germany/Spain/Poland) Chicken With Plums – Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud (France/Belgium/Germany) Faust – Aleksander Sokurov (Russia) Dark Horse – Todd Solondz (US) Himizu – Sion Sono (Japan) Seediq Bale – Wei Te-Sheng (Taiwan)
Out of Competition
Vivan las Antipodas! – Victor Kossakovsky (Germany/Argentina/Holland/Chile/Russia) [opening film] Damsels In Distress – Whit Stillman (US) [closing film] La Folie Almayer – Chantal Akerman (Belgium/France) The Sorcerer And The White Snake (Baish Echuanshuo) – Tony Ching Siu-Tung (China/Hong Kong) Giochi D’estate – Rolando Colla (Switzerland/Italy) La Desintegration – Philippe Fauchon (Belgium) The Moth Diaries – Mary Harron (Canada/Ireland) Alois Nebel – Tomas Lunak (Czech Republic/Germany) W.E. – Madonna (UK) Eva – Kike Maillo (UK) Scossa – Francesco Maselli, Carlo Lizzani, Ugo Gregoretti, Nino Russo (Italy) La Cle Des Champs – Claude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou (France) Il Villaggio Di Cartone – Ermanno Olmi (Italy) Wilde Salome – Al Pacino (US) Tormented – Takashi Shimizu (Japan) Contagion – Steven Soderbergh (US) La Meditazione Di Hayez – Mario Martone (Italy) (short) Tahrir 2011 – Tamer Ezzat, Ahmad Abdalla, Ayten Amin, Amr Salama (Egypt) The End – Collectif Abounaddara (Syria) Vanguard – Colleftif Abounaddara (Syria) Evolution (Megaplex)(3D – Marco Brambilla (US)
Out of Competition Events
Questa Storia Qua – Alessandro Paris, Sibylle Righetti (Italy) Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel – Lisa Immordino Vreeland (US) Golden Career Lion – Nel Nome Del Padre – Marcho Bellocchio (Italy)
-Joey's Two Cents: A very interesting grouping of well known and under the radar auteurs...thoughts?