Thursday, 25 July 2013

2013 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP


So this is what Bernardo Bertolucci's jury will be voting on. Last year's winner was The Master, until it wasn't, and it was Pieta instead.

  • Ana Arabia (Amos Gitai)
  • Child of God (James Franco)
  • L'Intrepido (Gianni Amelio)
  • La Jalousie (Philippe Garrel)
  • Joe (David Gordon Green)
  • Miss Violence (Alexandros Avranas)
  • Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt)
  • Parkland (Peter Landesman)
  • Philomena (Stephen Frears)
  • The Police Officer's Wife (Philip Groning)
  • The Rooftops (Merzak Allouache)
  • Sacro Gra (Gianfranco Rosi)
  • Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming Liang)
  • Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan)
  • Tracks (John Curran)
  • Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)
  • The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld (Errol Morris)
  • Via Castellana Bandiera (Emma Dante)
  • The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)
  • The Zero Theorem (Terry Gilliam)
That's 20 films, two of which are directed by women. There's an animation (guess) and two documentaries, I think (Sacro Gra might be a documentary, I'm not yet sure). Films from Amos Gitai, David Gordon Green, Tsai Ming Liang, John Curran and Hayao Miyazaki (YES!) should keep me happy, even though I'm not going, while films from James Franco, Jonathan Glazer and Terry Gilliam should keep mainstream movie fans around the world happy too. Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves stars my boy Peter Sarsgaard, and Xavier Dolan's Tom at the Farm stars Caleb Landry Jones. After the cut, films screening out of competition.



Not gonna bother formatting these. Also not including the full list. If you want that, go to ScreenDaily! This is the full list of films not in either the main competition or the Orizzonti competition. Among those films are Robin Campillo's Eastern Boys, Gia Coppola's Palo Alto, starring James Franco, Lukas moodysson's We Are the Best!, Uberto Pasolini's Still Life and Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell?

OUT OF COMPETITION

  • Space Pirate Captain Harlock (Shinji Aramaki)

  • Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Moebius (Kim Ki Duk)
  • Locke (Steven Knight)
  • Unforgiven (Lee Sang Il)
  • Wolf Creek 2 (Greg McLean)
  • Home From Home - Chronicle of a Vision (Edgar Reitz)
  • Gondola (Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish and Aaron Springer)
  • The Canyons (Paul Schrader)
  • Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico! (Ettore Scola)
  • Walesa: Man of Hope (Ewa Brodzka and Andrzej Wajda)
We already knew that Gravity was on its way, as it will be the opening night film. Also already confirmed had been Paul Schrader's The Canyons, which looks brilliantly awful. Kim Ki Duk is back with Moebius, after winning the Golden Lion last year, and Ettore Scola's new Fellini biopic will also be showing, which should interest a lot of cineastes. And a new film co-directed by Andzej Wajda.

OUT OF COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARIES
  • Summer 82: When Zappa Came to Sicily (Salvo Cuccia)
  • Pine Ridge (Anna Eborn)
  • The Armstrong Lie (Alex Gibney)
  • Redemption (Miguel Gomes)
  • Ukraina is not Brothel (Kitty Green)
  • Con il fiato sospeso (Costanza Quatriglio)
  • Amazonia (Thierry Ragobert)
  • La voce di Berlinguer (Mario Sesti and Teho Teardo)
  • ‘Til Madness Do Us Apart (Bing Wang)
  • At Berkeley (Frederick Wiseman) 
I'm super interested about two of these: Redemption, from Tabu director Miguel Gomes, and At Berkeley, from veteran documentarian Frederick Wiseman.