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Venice Film Festival Line-Up Announced : Includes Films by Sofia Coppola, Ava DuVernay, David Fincher and Ryusuke Hamagichi

The Venice Film Festival had unveiled a star-studded line-up for its 80th edition of the festival. 

The festival will premiere some of the top U.S. directors including David Fincher, Sofia Coppola, Ava DuVernay, Michael Mann, Bradley Cooper and Wes Anderson, alongside European, Latin American and Asian auteurs’ films. 

Though Venice was forced a few days ago to pull its originally planned opening night film, Zendaya-starrer “Challengers,” due to promotional complications from the SAG-AFTRA strike.

“This past week has been a bit turbulent due to the actors’ strike which, combined with the screenwriters’ strike, took us a bit by surprise,” Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera said to the press. 

He also said, “actors who are SAG members who are in studio or streamer productions will not be attending.” But, he said he has high hopes that “actors who are in independent [U.S.] productions – and there are many in Venice – will be coming.”

Venice’s upcoming 80th edition runs Aug. 30-Sept. 9.


“Comandante,” Edoardo De Angelis (Italy) – Opening Film

“The Promised Land,” Nikolaj Arcel (Denmark, Germany, Sweden)

“Dogman,” Luc Besson (France)

“Le Bête,” Bertrand Bonello (France, Canada)

“Hors-Saison,” Stéphane Brizé (France)

“Enea,” Pietro Castellitto (Italy)

“Maestro,” Bradley Cooper (U.S.)

“Priscilla,” Sofia Coppola (U.S., Italy)

“Finally Dawn,” Saverio Costanzo (Italy)

“Lubo,” Giorgio Diritti (Italy)

“Origin,” Ava DuVernay (U.S.)

“The Killer,” David Fincher (U.S.)

“Memory,” Michel Franco (Mexico, U.S.)

“Io Capitano,” Matteo Garrone (Italy, Belgium)

“Evil Does Not Exist,” Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Japan)

“The Green Border,” Agnieszka Holland (Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium)

“The Theory of Everything,” Timm Kröger (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

“Poor Things,” Yorgos Lanthimos (U.K.)

“El Conde,” Pablo Larrain (Chile)

“Ferrari,” Michael Mann (U.S.)

“Adagio,” Stefano Sollima (Italy)

“Woman Of,” Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert (Poland, Sweden)

“Holly,” Fien Torch (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France)


“A Cielo Aperto,” Mariana Arriaga, Santiago Arriaga (Mexico, Spain)

“El Paraiso,” Enrico Maria Artale (Italy)

“Behind the Mountains,” Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia, Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar)

“The Red Suitcase,” Fidel Devkota (Nepal, Sri Lanka)

“Tatami,” Guy Native, Zar Amir Ebrahimi (Georgia, U.S.)

“Paradise is Burning,” Mika Gustavson (Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Finland)

“The Featherweight,” Robert Colony (U.S.)

“Invelle,” Simone Massi (Italy, Switzerland)

“Hesitation Wound,” Selman Nacar (Turkey, Spain, Romania, France)

“Heartless,” Nara Normande, Tião (Brazil, France, Italy)

“Una Sterminata Domenica,” Alain Parroni (Italy, Germany, Ireland)

“City of Wind,” Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir (France, Mongolia, Portugal, The Netherlands)

“Explanation for Everything,” Gábor Reisz (Hungary, Slovacchia)

“Gasoline Rainbow,” Bill Ross, Turner Ross (U.S.)

“En Attendant La Nuit,” Céline Rouzet (France, Belgium)

“Housekeeping for Beginners,” Goran Stolevski (North Macedonia, Poland, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo)

“Shadow of Fire,” Shinya Tsukamoto (Japan)

“Dormitory,” Nehir Tuna (Turkey, Germany, France)


“Bota Jonë,” Luàna Barjami (Kosovo, France)

“Forever Forever,” Anna Buryachkova (Ukraine, The Netherlands)

“The Rescue,” Daniela Goggi (Argentina, U.S.)

“Day of the Fight,” Jack Huston (U.S.)

“In the Land of Saints and Sinners,” Robert Lorenz (Ireland)

“Felicità,” Micaela Ramazzotti (Italy)

“Pet Shop Boys,” Olmo Schnabel (Italy, U.K. Mexico)

“Stolen,” Karan Tejpal (India)

“L’Homme D’Argille,” Anaïs Tellene (France)


“D’argent et de sang” (Episodes 1-12), Xavier Giannoli, Fredéric Planchon (France, Belgium)

“I Know Your Soul” (Episodes 1-2), created by Jasmila Zbanic and Damir Ibrahimovic, directed by Alen Drjević and Nermin Hamzagic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)


“Amor,” Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri (Italy, Lithuania)

“Frente A Guernica,” (Uncut Version) Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi (Italy)

“Hollywoodgate,” Ibrahim Nash’at (Germany, U.S.)

“Ryuichi Sakamoto — Opus,” Neo Sora (Japan)

“Enzo Jannacci Vengo Anch’io,” Giorgio Verdelli (Italy)

“Menus Plaisirs,” Frederik Wiseman (France)


“Society of the Snow,” J.A. Bayona (Spain, Uruguay, Chile) – Closing Film

“Coup de Chance,” Woody Allen (France, U.K.)

“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” Wes Anderson (U.S.)

“The Penitent,” Luca Barbareschi (Italy)

“L’Ordine Del Tempo,” Liliana Cavani (Italy)

“Vivants,” Alix Delaporte (France, Belgium)

“Welcome to Paradise,” Leonardo di Constanzo

“DAAAAAALI!,” Quentin Dupieux (France)

“The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial,” William Friedkin

“Making of,” Cédric Kahn (France)

“Aggro Dr1ft,” Harmony Korine (U.S.)

“Hit Man,” Richard Linklater (U.S.)

“The Palace,” Roman Polanski (Poland, France)

“Snow Leopard,” Pema Tseden (China)


Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.


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