Venice Film Festival 2014: the line-up ?>

Venice Film Festival 2014: the line-up

From: 27-08-2014 To: 06-09-2014
Palazzo del CInema

  • LOCATION: Palazzo del CInema

More substance and less glamour for the 71st Venice Film Festival line-up.

71st Venice Film Festival, which will run from August 27th to September 6th 2014, reveals his line-up: a mix of expected titles, some news and both well-known and emerging directors. The festival will feature 55 films, 54 of which are world-premiere. Three Italian movies are in competition for the Golden Lion: Mario Martone’s "Il Giovane Favoloso" a film about Leopardi, “Anime nere” by Francesco Munzi and Saverio Costanzo’s “Hungry Hearts”, starring Alba Rohrwacher and based on the short stories by Anzia Yezierska about Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side of New York City. Among the film Out-of-Competition we find “La Trattativa” by Sabina Guzzanti; “Italy in a day” by Gabriele Salvatores; “Perez” by Edoardo De Angelis and “La zuppa del demonio”, Davide Ferrario’s documentary. The awaited is Abel Ferrara who will present "Pasolini" starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Ninetto Davoli, Valerio Mastrandrea and Willem Dafoe. This year for the International scene there seems to be focused more on substance than glamour even if the Festival will welcome some celebrities from Hollywood like Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Michael Keaton, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Catherine Denevue. After “Joe”, David Gordon Green comes back to the Lido with "Manglehorn" where an extraordinary Al Pacino plays an ex-con turned locksmith. Al Pacino is also protagonist of “The Humbling” by Barry Levinson, the story an aging actor who will fall in love with a young woman half his age, played by Greta Gerwig. In competition also eight French films such as: “Three hearts” by Benoît Jacquot (with Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chaterine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni), “Loin des hommes” starring Viggo Mortensen, and “The Cut” by Fatih Akin. Among the out-of-competition some interesting surprises: Joe Dante with his “Burying the Ex”, Im Kwon-taek with “Make-up” and Peter Bogdanovich with “She’s Funny That Way”, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. Moreover, Ulrich Seidl and Lars von Trier, who will present Nymphomaniac II director’s cut version. Definitely a promising line-up for the 71st Venice Film Festival with a focus on quality, discovery and diversity.  


Venice Film Festival 2014: the line-up
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Venice Film Festival 2014: the line-up