AD ASTRA directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt
AD ASTRA directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt

The line-up of the 76th Venice International Film Festival was announced today, and includes World Premiere of films by Roy Andersson, Olivier Assayas, Noah Baumbach, Atom Egoyan, Pablo Larraín and Steven Soderbergh.

The 76th Venice International Film Festival will include the following sections: Venezia 76 – an international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature-length films, presented as world premieres; Out of Competition – consisting of 18 films; Orizzonti – an international competition of 18 films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema, with special attention to debut films, young talents who are not yet firmly established, indie features and lesser-known cinema; the Orizzonti section featuring a selection of competing short films lasting a maximum of 20 minutes; Venice Classics featuring the world premiere screenings of a selection of the finest restorations of classic films; Sconfini – non-competitive section, and Venice Virtual Reality

VENEZIA 76 COMPETITION

An international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature-length films, presented as world premieres.

THE PERFECT CANDIDATE
Director: Haifaa Al Mansour
Main Cast: Mila Alzahrani, Dhay, Nourah Al Awad, Khalid Abdulrhim

OM DET OÄNDLIGA (ABOUT ENDLESSNESS)
Director: Roy Andersson
Main Cast: Jane-Ege Ferling, Martin Serner, Bengt Bergius, Tatiana Delaunay, Anders Hellström, Thore Flygel

WASP NETWORK
Director: Olivier Assayas
Main Cast: Penélope Cruz, Ana de Armas, Edgar Ramírez, Wagner Moura, Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Sbaraglia

MARRIAGE STORY
Director: Noah Baumbach
Main Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty

GUEST OF HONOUR
Director: Atom Egoyan
Main Cast: David Thewlis, Laysla De Oliveira, Luke Wilson, Rossif Sutherland

AD ASTRA
Director: James Gray
Main Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland

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A HERDADE
Director: Tiago Guedes
Main Cast: Albano Jerónimo, Sandra Faleiro, Miguel Borges, Ana Vilela da Costa, João Vicente, João Pedro Mamede

GLORIA MUNDI
Director: Robert Guédiguian
Main Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier, Robinson Stévenin, Lola Naymark

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS
Director: Ciro Guerra
Main Cast: Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Greta Scacchi

LA VÉRITÉ (THE TRUTH)
Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu
Main Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Clementine Grenier, Ludivine Sagnier

EMA
Director: Pablo Larraín
Main Cast: Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal

LAN XIN DA JU YUAN (SATURDAY FICTION)
Director: Ye Lou
Main Cast: Gong Li, Mark Chao, Joe Odagiri, Pascal Greggory, Tom Wlaschiha, Huang Xiangli

MARTIN EDEN
Director: Pietro Marcello
Main Cast: Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Denise Sardisco, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi, Autilia Ranieri

LA MAFIA NON È PIÙ QUELLA DI UNA VOLTA
Director: Franco Maresco
Main Cast: Letizia Battaglia, Ciccio Mira

THE PAINTED BIRD
Director: Václav Marhoul
Main Cast: Petr Kotlár, Udo Kier, Lech Dyblik, Jitka Čvančarová, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands

IL SINDACO DEL RIONE SANITÀ (THE MAYOR OF RIONE SANITÀ)
Director: Mario Martone
Main Cast: Francesco Di Leva, Massimiliano Gallo, Roberto De Francesco, Adriano Pantaleo, Daniela Ioia, Giuseppe Gaudino

BABYTEETH
Director: Shannon Murphy
Main Cast: Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Essie Davis, Ben Mendelsohn

JOKER
Director: Todd Phillips
Main Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro

J’ACCUSE
Director: Roman Polanski
Main Cast: Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Emmanuelle Seigner, Grégory Gadebois

THE LAUNDROMAT
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Main Cast: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Cromwell, Sharon Stone

JI YUAN TAI QI HAO (NO. 7 CHERRY LANE)
Director: Yonfan
Main Cast: spoken by Sylvia Chang, Zhao Wei, Alex Lam, Kelly Yao (animation)

OUT OF COMPETITION

Works of established authors, documentaries and films in which the spectacular dimension is accompanied by forms of expressive originality.

FICTION

SEBERG
Director: Benedict Andrews
Main Cast: Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie, Vince Vaughn

VIVERE (TO LIVE)
Director: Francesca Archibugi
Main Cast: Micaela Ramazzotti, Adriano Giannini, Massimo Ghini, Marcello Fonte, Roisin O’Donovan, Andrea Calligari

THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Main Cast: Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, Mick Jagger

MOSUL
Director: Matthew Michael Carnahan

ADULTS IN THE ROOM
Director: Costa Gavras
Main Cast: Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur, Daan Schuurmans, Josiane Pinson, Aurelien Recoing

THE KING
Director: David Michôd
Main Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lily-Rose Depp, Thomasin McKenzie, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn

TUTTO IL MIO FOLLE AMORE
Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Main Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Valeria Golino, Diego Abatantuono, Giulio Pranno

NON FICTION

WOMAN
Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia Mikova

ROGER WATERS US + THEM
Director: Sean Evans, Roger Waters

I DIARI DI ANGELA – NOI DUE CINEASTI. CAPITOLO SECONDO
Director: Yervant Gianikian

CITIZEN K
Director: Alex Gibney

CITIZEN ROSI
Director: Didi Gnocchi, Carolina Rosi

THE KINGMAKER
Director: Lauren Greenfeld

STATE FUNERAL
Director: Sergei Loznitsa

COLECTIV (COLLECTIVE)
Director: Alexander Nanau

45 SECONDS OF LAUGHTER
Director: Tim Robbins

IL PIANETA IN MARE
Director: Andrea Segre

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
Director: Guillermo Arriaga
Main Cast: Danny Huston, Jorge A. Jimenez

ELECTRIC SWAN
Director: Konstantina Kotzamani
Main Cast: Juan Carlos Aduviri, Nelly Prince, Elisa Massino

IRRÉVERSIBLE – INVERSION INTÉGRALE
Director: Gaspar Noé
Main Cast: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia, Philippe Nahon

ZEROZEROZERO
Director: Stefano Sollima
Main Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, Gabriel Byrne, Giuseppe De Domenico, Adriano Chiaramida

THE NEW POPE
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Main Cast: Jude Law, John Malkovich, Silvio Orlando, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier

NEVER JUST A DREAM: STANLEY KUBRICK AND EYES WIDE SHUT
Director: Matt Wells

EYES WIDE SHUT
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Main Cast: Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Sydney Pollack, Marie Richardson, Rade Serbedzija, Leelee Sobieski / 1999

ORIZZONTI

An international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema.

ORIZZONTI COMPETITION

ZUMIRIKI
Director: Oskar Alegria

BIK ENEICH – UN FILS
Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui
Main Cast: Sami Bouajila, Najla Ben Abdallah, Youssef Khemiri, Noomene Hamda, Slah Msaddek, Med Ali Ben Jemaa

BLANCO EN BLANCO
Director: Theo Court
Main Cast: Alfredo Castro, Lars Rudolph, Lola Rubio, Esther Vega, Alejandro Goic, Ignacio Ceruti

MES JOURS DE GLOIRE
Director: Antoine de Bary
Main Cast: Vincent Lacoste, Emmanuelle Devos, Christophe Lambert, Noée Abita, Damien Chapelle

NEVIA
Director: Nunzia De Stefano
Main Cast: Virginia Apicella, Pietra Montecorvino, Rosi Franzese, Pietro Ragusa, Franca Abategiovanni, Simone Borelli

PELIKANBLUT
Director: Katrin Gebbe
Main Cast: Nina Hoss, Katerina Lipovska, Adelia-Constance Giovanni Ocleppo

MOFFIE
Director: Oliver Hermanus
Main Cast: Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey, Stefan Vermaak, Hilton Pelser

RIALTO
Director: Peter Mackie Burns
Main Cast: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Tom Glynn-Carney, Monica Dolan, Sophie Jo Wasson, Scott Graham, Michael Smiley

BOROTMOKMEDI (THE CRIMINAL MAN)
Director: Dmitry Mamuliya
Main Cast: Giorgi Petriashvili, Madona Chachkhiani, Natalia Jugheli, Nukri Revishvili, Vasilisa Zemskova, Anna Talakvadze

REVENIR
Director: Jessica Palud
Main Cast: Niels Schneider, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Patrick d’Assumçao, Hélène Vincent, Franck Falise, Jonathan Couzinié

GIANTS BEING LONELY
Director: Grear Patterson
Main Cast: Jack Irving, Ben Irving, Lily Gavin, Amalia Culp, Gabe Fazio

VERDICT
Director: Raymund Ribay Gutierrez
Main Cast: Max Eigenmann, Kristoffer King, Jordhen Suan, Rene Durian / Philippines / 100’

METRI SHESHO NIM (JUST 6.5)
Director: Saeed Roustaee
Main Cast: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani, Hooman Kiaie / Iran / 135’

CHOLA (SHADOW OF WATER)
Director: Sasidharan Sanal Kumar
Main Cast: Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan, Akhil Viswanath / India / 120’

HAVA, MARYAM, AYESHA
Director: Sahraa Karimi
Main Cast: Arezoo Ariapoor, Fereshta Afshar, Hasiba Ebrahimi

SOLE
Director: Carlo Sironi
Main Cast: Sandra Drzymalska, Claudio Segaluscio, Barbara Ronchi, Bruno Buzzi

MADRE
Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Main Cast: Marta Nieto, Jules Porier, Àlex Brendemühl, Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, Guillaume Arnault

QIQIU (BALLOON)
Director: Pema Tseden
Main Cast: Sonan Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso

ATLANTIS
Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Main Cast: Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak

ORIZZONTI SHORT FILMS COMPETITION

SUPEREROI SENZA SUPERPOTERI (SUPERHEROES WITHOUT SUPERPOWERS)
Director: Beatrice Baldacci
Italy / 13’

KINGDOM COME
Director: Sean Robert Dunn
Main Cast: Emun Elliott, Megan Shandley, Tony Warner / UK / 17’

GIVE UP THE GHOST
Director: Zain Duraie
Main Cast: Maria Zreik, Ziad Bakri, Nibal Al Awadi, Amin Safi / Jordan, Sweden / 15’

NACH ZWEI STUNDEN WAREN ZEHN MINUTEN VERGANGEN (AFTER TWO HOURS, TEN MINUTES HAD PASSED)
Director: Steffen Goldkamp
Germany / 19’

THE DIVER
Director: Jamie Helmer, Michael Leonard
Main Cast: Nicholas Denton, John Brunpton, Kaarin Fairfax, Julie Nihill, Dana Miltins / France, Australia / 12’

ROQAIA
Director: Diana Saqeb Jamal
Main Cast: Roqia Rasuli, Asadullah Rasuli, Gavhar Taj Salmanian, Qorban Ali Salmanian / Afghanistan, Bangladesh / 10’

MORAE (SAND)
Director: Kyungrae Kim
Main Cast: James Chung, Hanna Cho, Jongki Son / South Korea / 16’

LE COUP DES LARMES (THE TEARS THING)
Director: Clémence Poesy
Main Cast: India Hair, Sabine Timoteo / France / 20’

DELPHINE
Director: Chloé Robichaud
Main Cast: Daria Oliel-Sabbagh, Ines Feghouli, Ambre Jabrane, Wiam Mohktari / Canada / 14’

DARLING
Director: Saim Sadiq
Main Cast: Abdullah Malik, Alina Khan, Mehar Bano, Nadia Afgan / Pakistan, USA / 16’

SH_T HAPPENS
Director: David Štumpf, Michaela Mihályi
Main Cast: (animation) / Czech Republic, Slovakia, France / 13’

CÃES QUE LADRAM AOS PÁSSAROS (DOGS BARKING AT BIRDS)
Director: Leonor Teles
Main Cast: Vincente Gil, Salvador Gil, Maria Gil, Mariana Gil, António Gil / Portugal / 20’

FIEBRE AUSTRAL (AUSTRAL FEVER)
Director: Thomas Woodroffe
Main Cast: Francisca Gavilán, Nicolás Sobarzo, Roberto Villena, José Soza / Chile / 20’

ORIZZONTI SHORT FILMS OUT OF COMPETITION

CONDOR ONE
Director: Kevin Jerome Everson
USA / 8’

GUO4
Director: Peter Strickland
Main Cas: Jyula Muskovics, Csaba Molnár / Hungary / 3’

SCONFINI

A selection of works of different genres, lengths and targets. The section may include art-house and genre movies, experimental and artists’ films, TV series and crossover productions.

CHIARA FERRAGNI – UNPOSTED
Director: Elisa Amoruso 

LES ÉPOUVENTAILS (THE SCARECROWS)
Director: Nouri Bouzid 

IL VARCO (ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH)
Director:  Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini

EFFETTO DOMINO
Director: Alessandro Rossetto 

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