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2011 Venice Film Festival Line Up

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2011 Venice Film Festival Line Up

Venice Film Festival 2011

The line up for the 2011 Venice Film Festival has been revealed.

Until now we knew that George Clooney‘s The Ides of March will open the fest and it will be in competition section. Whit Stillman‘s film Damsels In Distress will be the closing film, although out of comptition.

And today, we’ve got the full list of films which will be shown during this year’s Venice Film Festival. It seems this year is English language film year.

The U.S. offers Todd Solondz‘s Dark Horse, starring Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow, Texas Killing Fields, Ami Canaan Mann‘s (Michael Mann’s daughter) movie which stars Sam Worthington and Chloe Moretz and Abel Ferrera‘s apocalyptic 4:44 Last Day On Earth – movies in competition.

David Cronenberg (Canada) will debut his psychological drama A Dangerous Method, which stars Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen.

The U.K. brings Tomas Alfredson‘s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Andrea Arnold‘s Wuthering Heights and Steve McQueen‘s Shame.

Roman Polanski‘s Carnage with Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly will also be in competition section.

You probably remember Yorgos Lanthimos, Greek director, and his outstanding Dogtooth. Well, his next movie, Alps (Alpeis) will be shown and will also compete at Venice Festival.

Steven Soderbergh‘s Contagion and Madonna‘s W.E. will be a part of fest as out of competition movies.

Check out now Venice Film Festival 2011 line-up:


The Ides of March, George Clooney (US)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany)
Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold (UK)
Texas Killing Fields, Ami Canaan Mann (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 (GIPI) (Italy)
Carnage, Roman Polanski (France/Germany/Spain/Poland)
Chicken With Plums, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (France/Belgium/Germany)
Faust, Aleksander Sokurov (Russia)
Dark Horse, Todd Solondz (US)
Himizu, Sion Sono (Japan)
Seediq Bale, Wei Te-Sheng (Taiwan)


Vivan las Antipodas! (documentary), Victor Kossakovsky (Germany/Argentina/Holland/Chile/Russia)
Damsels In Distress, Whit Stillman (US)
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)
Marco Bellocchio, Venezia 2011, Pietro Marcello (Italy) (documentary, short)
La Meditazione Di Hayez, Mario Martone (Italy) (short)
Tahrir 2011, Tamer Ezzat, Ahmad Abdalla, Ayten Amin, Amr Salama (Egypt) (documentary)
The End, Collectif Abounaddara (Syria)
Vanguard, Colleftif Abounaddara (Syria)
Evolution (Megaplex) (3D), Marco Brambilla (US) (experimental film)
Questa Storia Qua , Alessandro Paris, Sibylle Righetti (Italy) (documentary)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, Lisa Immordino Vreeland (US) (documentary)
Golden Career Lion – Nel Nome Del Padre, Marcho Bellocchio (Italy)

Darren Aronofsky is chairing the jury at this year’s Venice Film Festival which runs August 31st and September 10th 2011.

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