2010 Venice Film Festival – GOLDEN LION FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT CEREMONY – John Woo

The official line-up of the 68th Venice Film Festival was announced earlier today Thursday July 28th. The official selection of the festival includes the sections, Venezia 68 (In Competition), Out of Competition, Orizzonti and Controcampo Italiano, alongide a retrospective section and two autonomous sections (International Critics’ Week and Venice Days). The 68th Venice International Film Festival will take place from August 31st to September 10, 2011.

In addition to George Clooney’s “The Ides of March”, other filmmakers screening within the ‘In Competition’ section include Steve McQueen, Roman Polanski and David Cronenberg. Madonna’s WE did make the lineup but in the ‘Out of Competition’ section.

Venezia 68
International competition of feature films, presented as world premieres

TOMAS ALFREDSON – TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY
UK, Germany, 127′
Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt

ANDREA ARNOLD – WUTHERING HEIGHTS
UK, 128′
Kaya Scodelario, Nichola Burley, Steve Evets, Oliver Milburn

AMI CANAAN MANN – TEXAS KILLING FIELDS
USA, 109′
Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

GEORGE CLOONEY – THE IDES OF MARCH [OPENING FILM]
USA, 98′
Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

CRISTINA COMENCINI – QUANDO LA NOTTE
Italy, 116′
Claudia Pandolfi, Filippo Timi, Michela Cescon, Thomas Trabacchi

EMANUELE CRIALESE – TERRAFERMA
Italy, France, 88′
Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Giuseppe Fiorello, Claudio Santamaria

DAVID CRONENBERG – A DANGEROUS METHOD
Germany, Canada, 99′
Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel

ABEL FERRARA – 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH
USA, 82′
Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, Paz de la Huerta, Natasha Lyonne

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN – KILLER JOE
USA, 103′
Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon

PHILIPPE GARREL – UN ÉTÉ BRULANT
France, Italy, Switzerland, 95′
Monica Bellucci, Louis Garrel, Céline Sallette, Jérôme Robart

ANN HUI – TAOJIE (A SIMPLE LIFE)
China-Hong Kong, China, 117′
Andy Lau, Deanie Yip, Anthony Wong, Tsui Hark

ERAN KOLIRIN – HAHITHALFUT (THE EXCHANGE)
Israel, Germany, 94′
Rotem Keinan, Sharon Tal, Dov Navon, Shirili Deshe

YORGOS LANTHIMOS – ALPEIS (ALPS)
Greece, 93′
Ariane Labed, Aggeliki Papoulia, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris

STEVE MCQUEEN – SHAME
United Kingdom, 99′
Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge, Nicole Beharie

GIAN ALFONSO PACINOTTI [GIPI] – L’ULTIMO TERRESTRE
Italy, 100′
Gabriele Spinelli, Anna Bellato, Roberto Herlitzka, Teco Celio

ROMAN POLANSKI – CARNAGE
France, Germany, Spain, Poland, 79′
Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

MARJANE SATRAPI, VINCENT PARONNAUD – POULET AUX PRUNES
France, Belgium, Germany, 90′
Mathieu Amalric, Maria De Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani, Isabella Rossellini, Chiara Mastroianni

ALEKSANDER SOKUROV – FAUST
Russia, 134′
Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinskiy, Isolda Dychauk, Hanna Schygulla

TODD SOLONDZ – DARK HORSE
USA, 84′
Mia Farrow, Christopher Walken, Justin Bartha, Selma Blair

SION SONO – HIMIZU
Japan, 129′
Shôta Sometani, Fumi Nikaidô, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Fukikoshi

TE-SHENG WEI – SEEDIQ BALE
China, Taiwan, 135′
Da-Ching, Umin Boya, Landy Wen, Lo Mei-ling

For more films on the lineup, CLICK HERE

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