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Venice International Film Festival

Venice International Film Festival

The Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the most prestigious. The Festival was organised for the first time in 1932, under the auspices of the President of the Biennale, Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata, the sculptor Antonio Maraini, and Luciano De Feo and obtained a great popularity, so as to become an annual event from 1935 onwards. The Venice Film Festival is today a prestigious event that presents every year a selection of world-class films, bringing some of the most successful directors and actors of our time on the red carpet at Lido di Venezia, continuing the tradition that adds the glamour charm that always marked the Festival to a high artistic value program.

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Venice International Film Festival
  • They Say Nothings Stays the Same

    Toichi (Akira Emoto), an aging ferryman in a remote Meiji-era community, lives a peaceful, cyclical existence, given meaning by the essential role he plays in transporting people, livestock, and goods across the water, connecting villages and lives. When news arrives that a bridge is being built,...

  • The Mayor of Rione Sanità

    Antonio Barracano (Francesco Di Leva) is the young and vigorous “mayor” of Rione Sanità. Priding himself as a “man of honor,” Barracano presides over the “two cities” of Naples – the legal and the criminal – where he distinguishes between the “decent people and scoundrels.” But when he is asked ...

  • Nevia

    Nevia is a poor, seventeen-year-old girl who lives in the suburbs of Naples with her aunt, grandmother, and little sister Enza. Determined to get more out of life than what fate has in store for her, she struggles to find her way in a society where men make all the rules. Everything changes, howe...

  • Bad Roads

    Four short stories are set along the roads of Donbass during the war. There are no safe spaces and no one can make sense of just what is going on.

    Even as they are trapped in the chaos, some manage to wield authority over others. But in this world, where tomorrow may never come, not everyone is ...

  • Corpus Christi

    After years in juvenile prison, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a small village to work as a manual laborer. Upon his arrival, a quick lie has him mistaken for a priest. Though untrained, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and u...

  • Hana-bi (Fireworks)

    Former police officer Nishi feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horibe has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loanshark, Nishi conceives a bank robb...

  • Paradise

    Russia's 2017 official submission to the Academy Awards was shortlisted as one of 9 finalists for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Directed by Oscar-nominated Russian auteur, Andrei Konchalovsky (RUNAWAY TRAIN), PARADISE won the prestigious Venice Film Festival Silver Lion, amongst 16 other...

  • Theeb

    Nominated for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1916, while war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb ("Wolf") in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly int...

  • The Third Murder

    When high-powered attorney Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi (Kōji Yakusho), he does so with reluctance, knowing that the man already provided a full confession and had been previously convicted of murder thirty years earlier. But as he digs deepe...

  • You Will Die at Twenty

    During her son’s naming ceremony, a sheikh predicts that Sakina’s child will die at the age of twenty. Haunted by this prophecy, Sakina becomes overly protective of Muzamil, who is ever mindful of his fate. As Muzamil escapes Sakina’s ever-watchful eye, he encounters friends, ideas and challenges...

  • The Days of Abandonment

    Olga's life is shattered when her husband abandons her. This prompts her to fall into a period of self-degradation and self-destructive behaviour. The attractive forty-something mother of two, was still very much in love with her husband, but he became restless and distant, and eventually left he...

  • Il Demonio

    Directed by frequent Fellini collaborator Brunello Rondi, IL DEMONIO tells a tragic story of obsessive love, set in a rural Southern Italian village where Christianity has integrated with old superstitious beliefs. Daliah Lavi, best known to genre fans for her role as the tortured protagonist in ...

  • The Dinner

    Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Herman Koch, THE DINNER turns an ordinary meal among family into a taut morality play as the limits of polite society are tested and two brothers discover just how little they know about each other. Massimo is a posh and successful attorney; Paolo,...

  • Dreams of Dust

    Mocktar, a Nigerien peasant, comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, Africa, where he hopes to forget the past that haunts him. In Essakane, he quickly finds out, the gold rush ended twenty years before, and the inhabitants of this strange timeless wastela...

  • Hotel Salvation

    Adil Hussain (Life of Pi) stars as Rajiv, an overworked businessman, who agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or retu...

  • If Life Gives You Lemons

    Seventeen-year-old Antonio (Giampiero De Concilio) dreams of becoming a football star. Miriam (Anna Foglietta), his mother, dreams of rebuilding her family following the abandonment of her husband. When a football scout turns their eye to Antonio, the family dynamic changes.

    The directorial feat...

  • Lines of Wellington

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Jeanne Wolf's AWFJ review: "Valeria Sarmiento's LINES OF WELLINGTON is an historical epic in the most sweeping sense, yet it includes stories (vignettes) of ordinary people that give the drama of war a very human dimension. Perha...

  • Marquise

    Sophie Marceau stars as Marquise, the beautiful street dancer who found fame and notoriety among the seventeenth century aristocratic elite under the stage name Mademoiselle Du Parc. Raising herself out of poverty, Marquise joins Molière’s theater company after capturing the heart of his lead act...

  • Moebius

    In this wild and provocative new film by infamous shock auteur Kim Ki-Duk, a wife, overwhelmed with hatred for her adulterous husband, inflicts an unspeakable wound on their son as the family heads towards horrific destruction.

    DIRECTED BY KI-DUK KIM
    SOUTH KOREA | 2013 | KOREAN WITH ENGLISH S...

  • Molecules

    Between February and April 2020, director Andrea Segre, a resident of Rome, became stuck in his father's hometown of Venice during the initial COVID pandemic lockdown. At the time, he was working on two theater and movie projects about the wounds of the city: tourism and high water. While filming...

  • My Art

    The debut feature from celebrated artist Laurie Simmons follows single artist Ellie (played by Simmons herself) who, when offered the summer house and studio of a famous friend in upstate New York, seizes the opportunity to hit the reset button on her life and work. She unwittingly finds inspirat...

  • Never Ever

    Benoît Jacquot returns with a dreamlike story of an unraveling romance in NEVER EVER, based on the book “The Body Artist” by Don DeLillo. While attending a museum retrospective of his work, filmmaker Rey (Mathieu Amalric) wanders into an adjoining gallery and becomes entranced by Laura (Julia Roy...

  • Outrage Coda

    Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the fa...

  • The President

    The President and his family rule the land with a draconian fist, enjoying a privileged and luxurious existence at the expense of his miserable and oppressed subjects. After a coup d’état uproots his position of power, the President’s wife and daughters are flown out of the country as he stays be...