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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
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Luis Buñuel’s Robinson Crusoe

    The year is 1659. Following a shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe (Dan O'Herlihy), is the sole survivor and washes ashore on a deserted tropical island. Facing a hostile and unknown wilderness, he carves out a life for himself with his bare hands and learns how to survive despite the absence of human comp...

  • La Rebelion de los Colgados

    Deep in the mahogany jungles of Mexico, Cándido Castro (Pedro Armendáriz) and his family go to work in a logging camp, only to find themselves the victims of savage beatings and other brutal, inhumane treatment. Pushed to the brink, Castro decides that the only way out is to lead a violent and bl...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Road to Mandalay

    Burmese immigrants sneak into Thailand on a well-trafficked route across the Mekong River, down quiet country roads and past bribed police checkpoints. Along this treacherous path to Bangkok, Lianqing (Wu Ke-Xi) and Guo (Kai Ko) meet, and their fates become entwined. After finding work, the coupl...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lines of Wellington

    Starring John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Amalric, Jemima West and more, this lavish, star-studded epic set during The Napoleonic Wars of 1810 chronicles a multitude of characters - soldiers and civilians, men, women and children, young and old - as their everyday live...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Shun Li and the Poet

    Shun Li works in a textile factory near Rome, slowly paying off the broker that brought her from China to Italy, while saving money so she can bring her young son to join her. She is suddenly transferred to work as a bartender at a pub in a small town along the Venetian Lagoon. The pub is the han...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...