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Venice 2020: The official selection

The organizers of the Biennale have confirmed that the 77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival will take place from September 2 to 12, with, of course, a strict health protocol. 62 films and 15 short films will be screened in the heart of the historic Palazzo del Cinema, on the lungomare Marconi, in Venice Lido. The first echoes make us think that the international journalists on the spot will be less numerous than usual, and, we ourselves, are not sure this year to be of it …

The official selection was eagerly awaited, especially after the Cannes festival this year hinted at a very special partnership with Venice. But it seems that this wishful thinking has not necessarily been followed up in view of the selection, which promises to be more Venetian than Cannes, if we refer to the headliners.

Here is the official selection:

Competition :

In Between DyingHilal Baydarov

The Macaluso SistersEmma Dante

The World to ComeMona Fastvold

with Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, Casey Affleck

Nuevo ordenMichel Franco

LoversNicole Garcia

with Pierre Niney, Stacy Martin, Benoit Magimel

Laila in HaifaAmos Gitai

with Maria Zreik

Dear ComradesAndrei Konchalovsky

Wife of a SpyKiyoshi Kurosawa

Sun ChildrenMajid Majidi

with Tannaz Tabatabaie, Ali Nasirian, Javad Ezzati

Pieces of a WomanKornél Mundruczó

with Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, MOlly PArker, Benny Safdie

Miss MarxSusanna Nicchiarelli

PadrenostroClaudio Noce

NotturnoGianfranco Rosi

Never Gonna Snow AgainMalgorzata Szumowska et Michal Englert

The DiscipleChaitanya Tamhane

And Tomorrow the Entire WorldJulia Von Heinz

Quo Vadis, Aida?Jasmila Zbanic

NomadlandChloé Zhao

with Frances MacDormand, David Strathaim, Linda May

Orizzonti selection:

ApplesChristos Nikou
La troisième guerreGiovanni Aloi
MilestoneIvan Ayr
The WastelandAhmad Bahrami
The Man Who Sold His SkinKaouther Ben Hania
I predatoriPietro Castellitto
MainstreamGia Coppola
Genus PanLav Diaz
Zanka ContactIsmaël El Iraki
Guerra e paceMartina Parenti et Massimo D’Anolfi
La nuit des roisPhilippe Lacôte
The FurnaceRobert Mackay
Careless CrimeShahram Mokri
Gaza Mon AmourTarzan et Arab Nasser
Selva trágicaYulene Olaizola
Nowhere SpecialUberto Pasolini
ListenAna Rocha de Sousa
The Best Is Yet to ComeWang Jing
Yellow CatAdilkhan Yerzhanov

Out of competition :

Les fictions :

The TiesDaniele Luchetti (film d’ouverture)
Lasciami andareStefano Mordini (film de clôture)
MandibulesQuentin Dupieux
Love After LoveAnn Hui
AssandiraSalvatore Mereu
The DukeRoger Michell
Night in ParadisePark Hoon-Jung
Mosquito StateFilip Jan Rymsza
30 MonedasÁlex de la Iglesia (série tv)
Princess EuropeCamille Lotteau
Omelia contadinaAlice Rohrwacher, JR (court métrage)

Documentaries :

Sportin’ LifeAbel Ferrara
Crazy, Not InsaneAlex Gibney
GretaNathan Grossman
Salvatore, Shoemaker of DreamsLuca Guadagnino
Final AccountLuke Holland
La verità su La Dolce VitaGiuseppe Pedersoli
MolecoleAndrea Segre
Narciso em fériasRenato Terra and Ricardo Calil
Paolo Conte, via con meGiorgio Verdelli
Hopper/WellesOrson Welles
City HallFrederick Wiseman

Biennale College Cinema selection:

El arte de volverPedro Collantes
Fucking with NobodyHannaleena Hauru


British actress Tilda Swinton, along with Hong Kong director Ann Hui, will receive an award in honor of her career in Venice.

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