Venice Film Festival Unveils Fall Lineup

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Venice Film Festival Unveils Fall Lineup

Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera recently unveiled the official lineup for the 2015 Venice Film Festival, revealing a schedule packed with buzzy Oscar contenders and A-list stars.

The wild assortment of titles include a sci-fi romance starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult (Equals), a drama in which Eddie Redmayne plays an artist undergoing a sex change operation (The Danish Girl), a blockbuster survival epic set on Mount Everest (Everest) and an African war drama starring Idris Elba as the commander of an army of child soldiers (Beasts of No Nation).

Interestingly, some titles that were presumed to be in contention for awards later this year, like Tom McCarthy’s journalism drama Spotlight and Scott Cooper’s Whitey Bulger action-drama Black Mass, are screening out of competition. That’s by no means a death knell for their Oscar campaigns, but it’s nonetheless surprising that they won’t be in the running for prizes.

The 72nd Venice Film Festival opens September 2 with the world premiere of Everest, certainly one of the more mainstream popcorn movies screening. The festival will then run until September 12, when Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron will lead a jury in awarding the Golden Lion for best film and other prizes.

Full list of titles below:

COMPETITION
Frenzy, dir: Emin Alper
Turkey, France, Qatar

Heart Of A Dog, dir: Laurie Anderson
U.S

Sangue Del Mio Sangue, dir: Marco Bellocchio
Italy, France, Switzerland

Looking For Grace, dir: Sue Brooks
Australia

Equals, dir: Drake Doremus
U.S.

Remember, dir: Atom Egoyan
Canada, Germany

Beasts Of No Nation, dir: Cary Fukunaga
U.S.

Per Amor Vostro, dir: Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Italy, France

Marguerite, dir: Xavier Giannoli
France, Czech Republic, Belgium

Rabin, The Last Day, dir: Amos Gitai
Israel, France

A Bigger Splash, dir: Luca Guadagnino
Italy, France

The Endless River, dir: Oliver Hermanus
South Africa, France

The Danish Girl, dir: Tom Hooper
U.S.

Anomalisa, dirs: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
U.S.

L’Attesa, dir: Piero Messina
Italy, France

11 Minutes, dir: Jerzy Skolimowski
Poland, Ireland

Francofonia, dir: Aleksandr Sokurov
France, Germany, Netherlands

El Clan, dir: Pablo Trapero
Argentina, Spain

Desde Alla, dir: Lorenzo Vigas
Venezuela, Mexico

L’Hermine, dir: Christian Vincent
France

Behemoth, dir: Liang Zhao
China, France

OUT OF COMPETITION
Everest, dir: Baltasar Kormakur (opening film)
UK, U.S.

Mr Six, dir: Guan Hu (closing film)
China

Go With Me, dir: Daniel Alfredson
U.S., Canada, Sweden

Non Essere Cattivo, dir: Claudio Caligari
Italy

Black Mass, dir: Scott Cooper
U.S

Spotlight, dir: Thomas McCarthy
U.S.

La Calle De La Amargura, dir: Arturo Ripstein
Mexico, Spain

The Audition, dir: Martin Scorsese
U.S.

Winter On Fire, dir: Evgeny Afineevsky (documentary)
Ukraine

De Palma, dirs: Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow (documentary)
U.S

Janis, dir: Amy Berg (documentary)
U.S

Sobytie (The Event), dir: Sergei Loznitsa (documentary)
Netherlands, Belgium

Gli Uomini Di Questa Citta Io Non Li Consoco, dir: Franceo Maresco (documentary) Italy

L’Esercito Piu Piccolo Del Mondo, dir: Gianfranco Pannone (documentary)
Vatican City State, Italy, Switzerland

Na Ri Xiawu (Afternoon), dir: Tsai Ming-liang
China, Taiwan

In Jackson Heights, dir: Frederick Wiseman (cumentary)
U.S

SPECIAL SCREENING
Human, dir: Yann Arthus-Bertrand (documentary)
France

GOLDEN LION FOR CAREER ACHIEVEMENT
Bertrand Tavernier, screening La Vie Et Rien D’Autre
France

HORIZONS (ORRIZONTI)
Madame Courage, dir: Merzak Allouache
Algeria, France, UAE

A Copy Of My Mind, dir: Joko Anwar
Indonesia, South Korea

Pecore In Eerba, dir: Alberto Caviglia
Italy

Tempête, dir: Samuel Collardey
France

The Childhood Of A Leader, dir: Brady Corbet
UK, Hungary, Belgium, France

Italian Gangster, dir: Renato De Maria
Italy

Chaharshanbeh, 19 Ordibehesht (Wednesday, May 9), dir: Vahid Jalivand
Iran

Mountain, dir: Yaelle Kayam
Israel

Krigen (A War), dir: Tobian Lindholm
Denmark

Visaarani (Interrogation), dir: Vetri Maaran
India

Free In Deed, dir: Jake Mahaffy
U.S., New Zealand

Boi Neon, dir: Gabriel Mascaro
Brazil, Uruguay, Netherlands

Man Down, dir: Dito Montiel
U.S.

Lama Azavtani (Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me), dir: Hadar Morag
Israel, France

Un Monstruo De Mil Cabezas, dir: Rodrigo Pla
Mexico

Mate-Me Por Favor, dir: Anita Rocha Da Silveira
Brazil, Argentina

Taj Mahal, dir: Nicolas Saada
France, Belgi

Interruption, dir: Yorgos Zois
Greece, France, Croatia

Source: The Guardian

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