Pin Cushion
Pin Cushion

The 2017 Venice International Film Critics’ Week will screen a selection of seven debut films in competition and two special events out of competition, all presented in world premiere screenings. The Venice International Film Critics’ Week is an independent and parallel section organized by the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) during the 74th Venice International Film Festival running August 30th to September 9th, 2017. The selection is curated by the General Delegate of the Venice Critics’ Week Giona A. Nazzaro together with the members of the selection committee Luigi Abiusi, Alberto Anile, Beatrice Fiorentino and Massimo Tria.

2017 Venice International Film Critics' Poster

The DC Comics and Marvel Comics illustrator Carmine Di Giandomenico designed the futuristic cinematic muse for the 32nd edition of the independent sidebar dedicated to debut feature films.

The 2017 Venice International Film Critics’ Week official selection includes:

COMPETITION

IL CRATERE | CRATER
by Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi (Italy)

DRIFT
by Helena Wittmann (Germany)

LES GARÇONS SAUVAGES| THE WILD BOYS
by Bertrand Mandico (France)

KÖRFEZ | THE GULF
by Emre Yeksan (Turkey, Germany, Greece)

SARAH JOUE UN LOUP GAROU | SARAH PLAYS A WEREWOLF
by Katharina Wyss (Switzerland, Germany)

TEAM HURRICANE
by Annika Berg (Denmark)

TEMPORADA DE CAZA | HUNTING SEASON
by Natalia Garagiola (Argentina, USA, Germany, France, Qatar)

SPECIAL EVENTS – OUT OF COMPETITION

Opening Film
PIN CUSHION
by Deborah Haywood (United Kingdom)

Closing Film
VELENO | POISON – THE LAND OF FIRES
by Diego Olivares (Italy)

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