LOCATION: Venice Film Festival - Lido of Venice
This year the Venice Film Festival, now in its 70th edition, offers a rich and varied program of arthouse films. Expected at the Venice Lido are great international movie stars of the calibre of George Clooney, James Franco, Zac Efron, Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.
21 films and documentaries are vying for the Golden Lion prize at the 70th Venice Film Festival.
Among the competing titles standing out from the competition are the latest works from Terry Gilliam ("The Zero Theorem"), Stephen Frears ("Philomena"), Philippe Garrel ("La jalousie"), Errol Morris ("The Unknown Known") and the new animated film by the Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki "Kaze Tachinu." Great expectations for the surprise directors: James Franco with Child of God, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, Kelly Reichardt with "Night Moves" and the young Canadian director Xavier Dolan with "Tom à la ferme", in the running for the Queer Lion, the Golden Lion for the best gay film at the 70th Venetian event.
ES-STOUH (LES TERRASSES) of Merzak Allouache (Algerie, France)
L’INTREPIDO di Gianni Amelio (Italia)
MISS VIOLENCE of Alexandros Avranas (Greek)
TRACKS of John Curran (UK, Australia)
VIA CASTELLANA BANDIERA of Emma Dante (Italy, Suisse, France)
TOM À LA FERME of Xavier Dolan (Canada, France)
CHILD OF GOD of James Franco (Usa)
PHILOMENA of Stephen Frears (UK)
LA JALOUSIE of Philippe Garrel (France)
THE ZERO THEOREM of Terry Gilliam (UK, Usa)
ANA ARABIA of Amos Gitai (Israel, France)
UNDER THE SKIN of Jonathan Glazer (UK, Usa)
JOE of David Gordon Green (Usa)
DIE FRAU DES POLIZISTEN ogPhilip Groning (Germany)
PARKLAND of Peter Landesman (Usa)
KAZE TACHINU of Hayao Miyazaki (Giappone)
THE UNKNOWN KNOWN of Errol Morris (Usa)- docufilm
NIGHT MOVES of Kelly Reichardt (Usa)
SACRO GRA of Gianfranco Rosi (Italia) – docu film
JIAOYOU (STRAY DOGS) of Ming-Liang Tsai (Taipei , France)