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Venice Film Festival Lineup / “Burn After Reading” World Premiere

Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival Lineup / “Burn After Reading” World Premiere

biennaleThe 65th Venice International Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia), organised by the Venice Biennale, will take place on the Venice Lido from August 27th to September 6th 2008.

The world premiere of Joel and Ethan Coen‘s “Burn After Reading” opens the Festival on Wednesday, out of competition.

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and Tilda Swinton are expected to be on Lido’s red carpet.

The festival continues with its first full day including the first competition screenings on Thursday.

 

The line-up of the 65th Venice Film Festival:

IN COMPETITION


The Wrestler,” Darren Aronofsky (U.S., France)
Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

The Burning Plain,” Guillermo Arriaga (U.S.)
Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Joaquim de Almeida

Il Papa di Giovanna,” Pupi Avati (Italy)
Silvio Orlando, Alba Rohrwacher, Francesca Neri, Ezio Greggio, Serena Grandi

Birdwatchers,” Marco Bechis (Italy)
Claudio Santamaria, Alicélia Batista Cabreira, Chiara Caselli, Abrisio Da Silva Pedro

L’Autre,” Patrick Mario Bernard, Pierre Trividic (France)
Dominique Blanc, Cyril Gueï, Peter Bonke, Christèle Tual

The Hurt Locker,” Kathryn Bigelow (U.S.)
Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty

Il Seme della discordia,” Pappi Corsicato (Italy)
Caterina Murino, Alessandro Gassman, Martina Stella, Michele Venitucci, Isabella Ferrari

Rachel Getting Married,” Jonathan Demme (U.S.)
Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger, Rosemarie Dewitt, Bill Irwin, Tunde Adebimpe

Teza,” Haile Gerima (Ethiopia, Germany, France)
Aron Arefe, Abiye Tedla, Takelech Beyene

Paper Soldier,” (“Bumažnyj soldat“)Aleksey German Jr. (Russia)
Chulpan Khamatova, Merab Ninidze, Anastasya Shevelyova

Süt,” Semih Kaplanoglu (Turkey, France, Germany)
Melih Selcuk, Basak Koklukaya

Achilles and the Tortoise,” (“Akires to kame“) Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
Beat Takeshi, Kanako Higuchi, Yurei Yanagi, Kumiko Aso

Ponyo on Cliff by the Sea,” (“Gake no ue no Ponyo“) Hayao Miyazaki (Japan)
animation

Vegas: Based on a True Story,” Amir Naderi (U.S.)
Mark Greenfield, Nancy La Scala, Zach Thomas

The Sky Crawlers,” Oshii Mamoru (Japan)
animation

Perfect Day,” (“Un giorno perfetto“) Ferzan Ozpetek (Italy)
Isabella Ferrari, Valerio Mastandrea, Valerio Binasco, Nicole Grimaudo, Stefania Sandrelli

Jerichow,” Christian Petzold (Germany)
Nina Hoss, Benno Fürmann, Hilmi Sözer

Inju, the Beast in the Shadows,” Barbet Schroeder (France)
Magimel Benoît, Minamoto Lika, Shun Sugata, Maurice Bénichou, Ryo Ishibashi

Nuit de Chien,” Werner Schroeter (France, Germany, Portugal)
Pascal Greggory, Bruno Todeschini, Amira Casar, Jean-François Stevenin

Inland,” (“Gabbla“) Tariq Teguia (Algeria, France)

Kader Affak, Ines Rose Djakou, Ahmed Benaïssa, Fethi Ghares, Kouider Medjahed, Djalila Kadi-Hanifi

Plastic City,” (“Dangkou“) Yu Lik-wai (Brazil, China, Hong Kong/China, Japan)
Joe Odagiri, Anthony Wong, Huang Yi, Jeff Chen

 

OUT OF COMPETITION


Paolo Benvenuti “Puccini e la fanciulla” – Italy
Riccardo Moretti, Tania Squillarlo, Giovanna Daddi, Debora Mattiello, Federica Chezzi

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen “Burn After Reading” – USA
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton

Claire Denis “35 Rhums” – France / Spain
Alex Descas, Grégoire Colin, Nicole Dogue, Mati Diop

JIA Zhangke “Heshang aiqing” (“Cry me a river“) (short film – 19 minutes) – China / Spain / France
Tao Zhao / Hongmei Wang

Minoru Kawasaki “Girara no gyakushu / Samitto kiki ippatsu!” (“Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit!“) – Japan
Natsuki Kato, Kazuki Kato, Hirohisa Nakata, Susumu Kurobe

Abbas Kiarostami “Shirin” – Iran
Juliette Binoche, Mahnaz Afshar, Niki Karimi

José Mojica Marins “Encarnação do demônio” – Brazil
José Mojica Marins, Débora Muniz, Raymond Castile

Mario Monicelli “Vicino al Colosseo c’è Monti ” (short film – 22 minutes) – Italy
documentary

Nonzee Nimibutr “Puen yai jom sa lad” (“Queens of Langkasuka“) – Thailand
Ananda Everingham, Jarunee Suksawat, Sorapong Chatri

Manoel de Oliveira “Do Visível ao Invisível” (short film – 7 minutes) – Brazil / Portugal
Leon Cakoff, Ricardo Trepa

Agnés Varda “Les Plages d’Agnès” – France
documentary

Fabrice du Welz “Vinyan” – France / UK / Belgium
Emmanuelle Béart, Rufus Sewell

 

Line-up also includes:

Orizzonti – A section aiming to provide a picture of new trends in cinema

Corto Cortissimo – An international competition of short films in 35mm, whose length does not exceed 30 minutes

These Phantoms: Italian Cinema Rediscovered (1946 – 1975) – A retrospective section on Italian cinema (1946-1975).

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