73rd Venice Film Festival Line-Up Penelope Brooke Hamilton August 11, 2016 Actors, Events, Film and TV, Penelope Brooke-Hamilton The Venice Film Festival founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the ‘Big Three’ film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival. The film festival is part of the Venice Biennale which was founded by the Venetian City Council in 1895. Today, the Biennale includes a range of separate events including: the International Art Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Music; the International Theatre Festival; the International Architecture Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Dance; the International Kids’ Carnival; and the annual Venice Film Festival, which is arguably the best-known of all the events. The film festival has since taken place in late August or early September on the island of the Lido. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi and in other venues nearby. Since its inception the Film Festival has become the most prestigious international film festival in the world. The 73rd Festival is scheduled to be held from 31 August to 10 September 2016. Presiding as this year’s Main Competition Jury are: Sam Mendes: English film and stage director (President of Jury) Laurie Anderson: American artist, composer, musician and film director Gemma Arterton: English actress Giancarlo De Cataldo: Italian writer Nina Hoss: German actress Chiara Mastroianni: French-Italian actress Joshua Oppenheimer: American fim director Lorenzo Vigas: Venezuelan film director, screenwriter and producer Zhao Wei: Chinese actress, singer and film director Main Competition The Bad Batch (USA) Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour Une vie (France, Belgium) Directed by Stephane Brize La La Land (USA) Directed by Damien Chazelle The Light between Oceans (USA, Australia, New Zealand) Directed by Derek Cianfrance El Ciudadono Ilustre (Argentina, Spain) Directed by Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat Spira Mirabilis (Italy, Switzerland) Directed by Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti The Women Who Left (Philippines) Directed by Lav Diaz La region salvaje (Mexico) Directed by Amat Escalante Nocturnal Animals (USA) Directed by Tom Ford Piuma (Italy) Directed by Roan Johnson Rai / Paradise (Russia, Germany) Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky Brimstone (Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, UK, Sweden) Directed by Martin Koolhoven Na mliječnom putu / On the Milky Road (Serbia, UK, USA) Directed by Emir Kusturica Produced by Rasta International (Serbia) AG Studios (USA), Pinball London (UK), BN Films (USA) Jackie (USA, China) Directed by Pablo Larraín Voyage of Time (USA, Germany) Directed by Terrence Malick El Cristo Ciego (Chile, France) Directed by Christopher Murray Frantz (France, Germany) Directed by François Ozon Questi giorni (Italy) Directed by Giuseppe Piccioni Arrival (USA) Directed by Denis Villeneuve Les Beaux Jours (France, Germany) Directed by Wim Wenders Orizzonti Tarde para la ira (Spain) Directed by Raúl Arévalo King of the Belgians (Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria) Directed by Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth Produced by Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium), Art Fest www.siff.bg (Bulgaria), Topkapi Films (Netherlands) Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Centre , MEDIA programme of the European Union and EURIMAGES and others Through The Wall / Laavor Et Hakin (Israel) Directed by Rama Burshtein Liberami (Italy, France) Directed by Federica di Giacomo Big Big World / Koca Dünya (Turkey) Directed by Reha Erdem Gukoroku (Japan) Directed by Ishikawa Kei Maudite Poutine (Canada) Directed by Karl Lemieux São Jorge (Portugal, France) Directed by Marco Martins Dawson City: Frozen Time (USA, France) Directed by Bill Morrison Réparer les vivants (France, Belgium) Directed by Katell Quillévéré White Sun (Nepal, SA, Qatar, Netherlands) Directed by Deepak Rauniyar Malaria (Iran) Directed by Parviz Shahbazi Kékszakállú (Argentian) Directed by Gastón Solnicki Home (Belgium) Directed by Fien Troch Die Einsiedler (Germany, Austria) Directed by Ronny Trocker Il più grande sogno (Italy) Directed by Michele Vannucci Boys in the Trees (Austria) Directed by Nicholas Verso Ku qian / Bitter Money (Hong Kong, France) Directed by Wang Bing Dark Night (USA) Directed by Tim Sutton Critics Week Akher Wahed Fina /The Last of Us (Tunisia, Qatar, UAE, Lebanon) Directed by Ala Eddine Slim Drum (France, Iran) Directed by Keywan Karimi Jours de France / Four Days in France (France) Directed by Jérôme Reybaud Los nadie / The Nobodies (Colombia) Directed by Juan Sebastián Mesa Prank (Canada) Directed by Vincent Biron Singing in Graveyards (Malaysia, Philippines) Directed by Bradley Liew Le ultime cose (Italy, Switzerland, France) Directed by Irene Dionisio Venice Days Official Selection The War Show (Denmark, Finland) Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon La ragazza del mondo / Worldly Girl (Italy) Directed by Marco Danieli Indivisibili / Indivisible (Italy) Directed by Edoardo De Angelis Pariente / Guilty Men (Columbia) Directed by Ivan D Gaona Hjartasteinn / Heartstone (Iceland, Denmark) Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson Ne gledaj mi u pijat / Quit Staring at My Plate (Croatia, Denmark) Directed by Hana Jušić Produced by Kinorama www.kinorama.hr Coproduced by Beofilm (Denmark), the Croatian Radio Television Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre EURIMAGES and others Sales: New Europe Film Sales Sameblod / Sami Blood (Sweden, Denmark, Norway) Directed by Amanda Kernell The Road to Mandalay (Taiwan China, Myanmar, France, Germany) Directed by Midi Z Polina, danser sa vie (France) Directed by Valérie Muller & Angelin Preljocaj Pamilya ordinary (Philippines) Directed by Eduardo Roy Jr. Hounds of Love (Australia) Directed by Ben Young Lux Prize Toni Erdmann (Germany, Austria, Romania) Directed by Maren Ade Produced by Komplizen Film Coproduced by Coop99 Filmproduktion, Hi Film Productions www.hifilm.ro Sales: The Match Factory http://www.the-match-factory.com Ma vie de Courgette / My Life as a Courgette (Switzerland, France) Directed by Claude Barras À peine j’ouvre les yeux / As I Open My Eyes (France, Tunisia, Belgium, United Arab Emirates) Directed by Leyla Bouzid http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/ By Penelope Brooke-Hamilton Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.