Venice 2019 line-up includes ‘Joker’, ‘Ad Astra’, Roman Polanski’s ‘J’Accuse’

first_imgJojo Rabbit, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Radioactive among world premieres at Toronto Source: BRON Studios / Whitefalk Films / New Regency‘Joker’, ‘Babyteeth’, ‘Ad Astra’The line-up of the 76th Venice Film Festival (August 28 – September 7) has been announced.Scroll down for the full line-upThis year features some high-profile projects including Todd Phillips’ Joker and James Gray’s Ad Astra, a lack of female directors in competition once again, and the controversial selection of Roman Polanski’s latest film.Australian title Babyteeth, from first-time director Shannon Murphy, and Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour’s The Perfect Candidate are the two films in the 21-strong competition from female filmmakers. Last year festival chief Alberto Barbera was heavily criticised for including just one woman director in competition; Jennifer Kent with The Nightingale.An even bigger talking point than this however will be the inclusion of Roman Polanski’s J’Accuse, previously titled An Officer And A Spy, based on the novel by Robert Harris and starring Louis Garrel, Jean Dujardin, Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner. Polanski’s well-documented legal problems don’t seem to have stopped his films being selected for major European festivals – his previous effort Based On A True Story played out of competition in Cannes in 2017.On the US side, as expected two high profile Netflix titles made the cut in competition; Steven Soderbergh’s Panama Papers project The Laundromat with Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman, and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story starring Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern and Adam Driver.  They are joined by James Gray’s Fox sci-fi Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt, also hotly tipped for the festival. Warner Bros are premiering Joker (also selected for Toronto) starring Joaquin Phoenix on the Lido. The same studio debuted A Star Is Born in Venice last year, and have secured a competition berth for their DC Comics drama.CompetitionNo. 7 Cherry Lane (HK) Dir. YonfanThe Laundromat (US) Dir. Steven SoderberghJ’Accuse (Fr-It) Dir. Roman PolanskiJoker (US) Dir. Todd PhillipsBabyteeth (Aus) Dir. Shannon MurphyMarriage Story (US) Dir. Noah BaumbachIl Sindaco Del Rione Sanità (It) Dir. Mario MartoneThe Painted Bird (Cze-Ukr-Slovakia) Dir. Václav MarhoulLa Mafia Non È Più Quella Di Una Volta (It) Dir. Franco MarescoMartin Eden (It-Fr) Dir. Pietro MarcelloSaturday Fiction (China) Dir. Lou YeEma (Chile) Dir. Pablo LarraínWaiting For The Barbarians (It) Dir. Ciro Guerra GloriaMundi (Fr-It)Dir. Robert GuéndiguianAd Astra (US)Dir. James GrayGuest OfHonour (Can)Dir.Atom EgoyanWasp Network (Fr-Bel) Dir. Olivier AssayasAbout Endlessness (Swe-Ger-Nor)Dir. Roy AnderssonThe Perfect Candidate (S. Arabia-Ger)Dir. Haifaa Al-MansourA Herdade (Por-Fr)Dir. Tiago GuedesThe Truth (Jap-Fr) – OPENING FILMDir. Hirokazu Kore-edaOut Of Competition (fiction)The King (UK-Hun) Dir. David MichodSeberg (US)Dir. Benedict AndrewsVivere (It)Dir. Francesca ArchibugiThe Burnt Orange Heresy (US-It) – CLOSING FILMDir. Giuseppe CapotondiMosul (US)Dir. Matthew Michael CarnahanAdults In The Room (Fr-Gre)Dir. Costa-Gavras Tutto Il Mio Folle Amore (It)Dir. Gabriele SalvatoresOut of Competition (non-fiction)Il Pianeta In Mare (It)Dir. Andrea SegreCitizen K (UK-US)Dir. Alex GibneyWoman (Fr)Dir. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia MikovaRoger Waters Us + Them (UK)Dir. Sean Evans, Roger WatersI Diari Di Angela – Noi Due Cineasti. Secondo Capitolo. (It)Dir. Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci LucchiCitizen Rosi (It)Dir. Didi Gnocchi, Carolina RosiThe Kingmaker (US)Dir. Lauren GreenfieldState Funeral (Neth-Lith)Dir. Sergei LoznitsaCollective (Rom-Lux)Dir. Alexander Nanau45 Seconds Of Laughter (US)Dir. Tim RobbinsOut of competition (special screenings)No-One Left Behind (Mex) Dir. Guillermo ArriagaZerozerozero – Episodes 1 & 2 (It)Dir. Stefano SollimaElectric Swan (Fr-Gre-Arg)Dir. Konstantina KotzamaniIrréversible – Inversion Intégrale (Fr)Dir. Gaspar NoéThe New Pope – Episodes 2 & 7 (It-Fr-Spa)Dir. Paolo SorrentinoNever Just A Dream: Stanley Kubrick And Eyes Wide Shut (UK)Dir. Matt WellsEyes Wide Shut (US-UK)Dir. Stanley KubrickHorizonsZumiriki (It)Dir. Oskar AlegriaPelican Blood (Ger-Bul)Dir. Katrin GebbeBik Eneich – Un Fils (Tun-Fr-Leb-Qat)Dir. Mehdi M. BarsaouiBlanco En Blanco (Sp-China-Fr-Ger)Dir. Théo CourtMy Days Of Glory (Fr)Dir. Antoine de BaryNevia (It)Dir. Nunzia di StefanoMoffie (SA)Dir. Oliver HermanusHava, Maryam, Ayesha (Afg)Dir. Sahraa KarimiRialto (Ire-UK)Dir. Peter Mackie BurnsThe Criminal Man (Geo-Rus)Dir. Dmitry MamuliyaRevenir (Fr)Dir. Jessica PaludGiants Being Lonely (US)Dir. Grear PattersonVerdict (Phil)Dir. Raymond Ribay GutierrezBalloon (China)Dir. Pema TsedenJust 6.5 (Ir)Dir. Saeed RouastaeeShadow Of Water (India)Dir. Sasidharan Sanal KumarSole (It-Pol)Dir. Carlo SironiMadre (Sp-Fr)Dir. Rodrigo SorogoyenAtlantis (Ukr)Dir. Valentyn VasyanovychSconfini (formerly Cinema in the Garden)Unposted (Chiara Ferragni) Dir. Elisa AmorusoThe ScarecrowsDir. Nouri BouzidThe GapDir. Federico Ferrone, Michele ManzoliniDomino EffectDir. Alessandro RossettoAs previously announced, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth will open the festival in competition. Giuseppe Capotondi’s The Burnt Orange Heresy starring Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki will close the festival on September 7. Director Lucrecia Martel will preside over the International Jury of the Competition this year.The Venice Critics’ Week and Venice Days line-ups were anounced earlier this month. last_img

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