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70th Venice Film Festival Lineup

Venice Film Festival

70th Venice Film Festival Lineup

Venice Film Festival 2013

For those who may have missed the big festival news – the 70th annual Venice Film Festival is scheduled to take placed in Venice, Italy from 28 August to 7 September 2013.

I’m sure you already know that Bernardo Bertolucci is the President of the Jury, and that Alfonso Cuaron‘s awesome new sci-fi thriller Gravity is set to open the festival, so what else do you want to hear? Oh, right, we owe you the line-up! Note some of last year’s titles were added two weeks after the initial lineup was announced. Head inside to check out the list…

In Competition

Es-Stouh (The Rooftops), Merzak Allouache (Algeria-France)
L’intrepido, Gianni Amelio (Italy)
Miss Violence, Alexandros Avranas (Greece)
Tracks, John Curran (U.K.-Australia)
Via Castellana Bandiera, Emma Dante (Italy-Switzerland-France)
Tom at the Farm (Tom a la ferme), Xavier Dolan (Canada-France)
Child of God, James Franco (U.S.)
Philomena, Stephen Frears (U.K.)
La Jalousie, Philippe Garrel (France)
The Zero Theorem, Terry Gilliam (U.K.-U.S.)
Ana Arabia, Amos Gitai (Israel-France)
Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer (U.K.-U.S.)
Joe, David Gordon Green (U.S.)
Die Frau des Polizisten (The Police Officer’s Wife) Philip Groning (Germany)
Parkland, Peter Landesman (U.S.)
Kaze tachinu, Hayao Miyazaki (Japan)
The Unknown Known: the Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris (U.S.)
Night Moves, Kelly Reichardt (U.S.)
Sacro GRA, Gianfranco Rosi (Italy)
Jiaoyou (Stray Dogs), Tsai Ming-liang (Taiwan-France)

Out of Competition

Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron (U.S.) – Opening Night Film
Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Aramaki Shinji (Japan)
Moebius, Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
Locke, Steven Knight (U.K.)
Yurusarezaru mono (Unforgiven), Lee Sang-Il (Japan)
Wolf Creek 2, Greg McLean (Australia)
Die Andere Heimat – Chronik einer Sehnsucht (Home from Home – Chronicle of a Vision), Edgar Reitz (Germany)
The Canyons, Paul Schrader (U.S.)
Che strano chiamarsi Federico Scola racconta Fellini, Ettore Scola (Italy)
Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (Walesa. Man of Hope), Andrzej Wajda, Ewa Brodzka (Poland)

Out of Competition – Documentaries

Summer 82 When Zappa Came to Sicily, Salvo Cuccia (Italy-U.S.)
Pine Ridge, Anna Eborn (Denmark)
The Armstrong Lie, Alex Gibney (U.S.)
Ukraina ne Bordel (Ukraine Is Not Brothel), Kitty Green (Australia)
Amazonia, Thierry Ragobert (France-Brazil)
Feng Ai (‘Til Madness Do Us Apart), Wang Bing (Hong Kong-China-France-Japan)
At Berkeley, Frederick Wiseman (U.S.)


Je m’appelle Hmmm… Agnes B. (France)
Bauyr (Little Brother), Serik Aprymov (Kazakhstan)
Il terzo tempo, Enrico Maria Artale (Italy)
Eastern Boys, Robin Campillo (France)
Palo Alto, Gia Coppola (U.S.)
Ruin, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Michael Cody (Australia)
Mahi Va Gorbeh (Fish and Cat), Shahram Mokri (Iran)
Vi ar bast! (We Are the Best!) Lukas Moodysson (Sweden-Denmark)
Wolfskinder (Wolfschildren), Rick Ostermann (Germany)
La vida despues, David Pablos (Mexico)
Algunas Chicas, Santiago Palavecino (Argentina)
Medeas, Andrea Pallaoro (U.S.-Italy)
Still Life, Uberto Pasolini (U.K.)
Piccola Patria, Alessandro Rossetto (Italy)
La prima neve, Andrea Segre (Italy)
Jigoku de naze warui, (Why Don’t You Play in Hell?) Sono Sion (Japan)
The Sacrament, Ti West (U.S.)

Let us also add that, beside Bertolucci, the main competition jury includes some familiar names: English director Andrea Arnold, German actress Martina Gedeck, Chilean director Pablo Larraín, French actress Virginie Ledoyen, Chinese actor Jiang Wen, Swiss-France directors of photography Renato Berta and Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

As usual – with every new update on the upcoming Venice Film Festival we’ll be back, so make sure you stay tuned!

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