Venice Film Festival unveils lineup for 2022 competition – The Hollywood Reporter

The Venice Film Festival has done it again.

The lineup for the 79th Venice International Film Festival could have been a wet squib after the stellar 2022 Cannes festival, which featured Hollywood blockbusters Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis alongside artworks and essays, including Palme d’Or winner Ruben Östlund triangle of sadness and Park Chan-wook’s South Korean mystery thriller Decision to leave.

But the Venice 2022 schedule, unveiled on Tuesday, resists the glare of the Croisette with an impressive mix of red-carpet-worthy, star-studded feature films and gripping, politically-charged dramas and documentaries. When there will be nothing to match Superior gun at the Lido this year, it seems Venice’s position as a springboard for awards season contenders is still firmly in place.

New feature films by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Florian Zeller, Noah Baumbach, Luca Guadagnino, Darren Aronofsky, Joanna Hogg and Olivia Wilde will all premiere in Venice. Stars set to sail for the Italian festival include Timothée Chalamet, Ana de Armas, Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Tilda Swinton, Brendan Fraser, Cate Blanchett, Florence Pugh and Chris Pine.

Baumbach’s Netflix Movie White noise, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel that stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, will open the 79th Venice Film Festival on August 31, Venice announced on Monday. It will mark Baumbach’s return to the Lido three years after his Marriage story premiered in Venice, on its way to picking up six Oscar nominations and a win. It’s one of three Netflix features on the Lido this year, with the streamer also taking Blonda fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe by New Zealand director Andrew Dominik, starring de Armas as Monroe, and of Iñárritu Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truths at Lido. bardo is Iñárritu’s first Mexican film since his debut in 2000 Love Perros.

Other contest highlights include Zeller’s The sonthe French director’s sequel to his Oscar-winning drama The father, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby and Anthony Hopkins, will premiere in competition at Venice. Adapted, as The fatherof his own play in French, The son is produced by See-Saw, the British-Australian banner behind the 2021 Venice Film Festival and 2022 awards season darling The power of the dog. Sony Pictures Classic owns the rights.

Venice favorite Guadagnino returns to Lido with competition title Bones and all, a feature film in the United States that retools the director with his call me by your name Oscar-nominated Chalamet. The film stars Taylor Russell as Maren, a young woman living on the fringes of society who falls in love with Lee (Chalamet), an intense, disenfranchised drifter. Jessica Harper, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Stuhlbarg and Mark Rylance co-star. MGM holds worldwide rights, with United Artists releasing in the US and Vision Distribution handling the Italian arc.

by Aronofsky The whale will also premiere in competition, marking his return to the Lido after 2017 Mother! Aronofsky won the Golden Lion in Venice in 2008 with The wrestler. Its latest stars Sadie Sink, Brendan Fraser and Samantha Morton in the story of a reclusive, severely obese English teacher who tries, one last time, to reconnect with his teenage daughter. A24 has worldwide rights.

British author Joanna Hogg will bring The Eternal Daughter, with Tilda Swinton, at the Venice competition. The same goes for the latest winner of the 2017 Golden Lion of Venice, Martin McDonagh (Three billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri), The Banshees of Inisherin, with Colin Farrell. by French director Rebecca Zlotowski Other people’s childrena French feature with Virginie Efira (She, Benedetta) as a childless woman who forms a deep bond with her boyfriend’s young daughter, was also selected for the Venice competition, as was Our ties of his fellow French director Roschdy Zem (Chocolate).

Italian director Andrea Pallaoro, whose 2017 drama Hannahwith Charlotte Rampling, was part of the Venice competition that year, is expected to return with her English debut, Monica. The family drama stars Trace Lysette as a woman who returns home to care for her dying mother. Patricia Clarkson, Adriana Barraza and Emily Browning co-star. The Exchange and UTA Independent Film Group handle worldwide sales. Another Italian characteristic, Chiara by director Susanna Nicchiarelli, will represent the local audience of the Venice competition this year.

no beara film shot in secret by banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi, will also get a spot in competition at Venice, as will Todd Field Tarwith Cate Blanchett, Vahid Jalilvand’s beyond the wallthat of Alice Diop The love life of Saint Omer and Koji Fukada.

Documentary by Laura Poitras All the beauty and bloodshed will get a rare spot in competition for a non-fiction film, while A couplea feature film shot in French by the famous documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (City hall), will also premiere in the lineup.

The hanging suna Sky thriller by director Francesco Carrozzini, based on Jo Nesbø’s bestseller, starring Alessandro Borghi, Jessica Brown Findlay, Peter Mullan and Charles Dance, will close the Venice Film Festival on September 10.

Out of competition, the highly anticipated Olivia Wilde don’t worry darling will have its world premiere at the Lido. The feature film stars Pugh and Pine. One year later Paul Schrader wowed Venice with The card counterhe comes back with master gardenerwith Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver, the premiere of which will be out of competition.

Walter Hill’s New Western dead for a dollarwith Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe, also secured an out-of-competition spot, as did Kim Ki-duk Call of Goda feature film completed after the death of the Korean director and dreaming wild by director Bill Pohlad (Love & Mercy), with Casey Affleck, Zooey Deschanel and Walton Goggins, about the musical duo Donnie and Joe Emerson.

On the TV side, Venice is looking to amaze and shock with two new series from Danish arthouse scandal magnets Lars von Trier and Nicolas Winding Refn, who will showcase their latest efforts on the small screen, The kingdom and Copenhagen Cowboyrespectively, out of competition on the Lido this year.

Also out of competition in Venice, the Italian drama by Paolo Virzi SiccitaTi West pearlwith Mia Goth and David Corenswet, When the waves are over by Lav Diaz, Living by Oliver Hermanus, and the certainly controversial new documentary by Oliver Stone Nuclear.

On the non-fiction side, two Ukrainian documentaries, Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s fight for freedom by Evgeny Afineevsky – described as an “instant film”, shot since the start of the Ukrainian war in February – and The kyiv trial by Sergei Loznitsa (Bab Yar. The context), will premiere out of competition. Gianfranco Rosi In Viaggioa documentary on Pope Francis, The matchmakera documentary about Western women who joined ISIS, by Benedetta Argentieri will also debut in Venice, as will the non-fiction feature films Gli Ultimi Giorni Dell’Umantita by Enrico Ghezzi and Alessandro Gagliardo, A compassionate spy by director Steve James, Music for the Black Pigeons by Jorgen Leth and Andreas Koefoed, and Bobi Wine Ghetto President by Christopher Sharp and Moses Bwayo about the titular Ugandan rapper turned politician.

Several short films, including Housemaid by Lucrecia Martel, Sally Potter Look at mewith Javier Bardem and Chris Rock, will get an out-of-competition premiere at Venice 2022. Organizers said they hope Rock will attend the festival.

Venice Artistic Director Alberto Barbera and Roberto Cicutto, President of La Biennale di Venezia, the umbrella organization that runs the world’s oldest film festival, unveil the 2022 lineup live from the Biennale Library of the Historical Archives of the Arts contemporaries of Venice during a ceremony broadcast live on the the festival website as well as on top Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

Venice was the only major A-list festival not to cancel its in-person event during the coronavirus pandemic, but the 2022 Lido festival appears to be the first since the start of COVID-19 to go ahead without any restrictions after the Italy scrapped its remaining mask rules for cinemas on June 15.

Ahead of the official selection unveiled on Tuesday, Venice had already announced this year’s lineup for its side sections.

Roberto DePaolis’ Princess will open the Horizons 2022 sections, described as a combination of documentary and fantasy, which explores

Victima Czech drama from director Michal Blasko’s feature debut, the Spanish feature On the fringethe first film of Spanish actor Juan Diego Botto and Trenque Lauquen by Argentinian director Laura Citarella will also screen in the sidebar this year. Directors Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel make their Venice debut in Horizons with Vera

Guy Davidi’s documentary Innocence will also be doing a Horizons arc this year. The film examines the phenomenon of suicides among Israeli army recruits. 2011 Davidi documentary 5 broken cameras was nominated for an Oscar.

Other Horizons features include Blanquita by Chilean director Fernando Guzzoni, For my country by Rachid Hami, Autobiography of Makbul Mubarak, North by Romanian director Mihai Mincan, Japanese thriller by Kei Ishikawa A manPolish beginnings bread and salt by director Damian Kocur, French feature film The Sitting Duck by Jean-Paul Salomé, with Isabelle Huppert, the Italian feature film in black and white Ti Mangio Il Curore by director Pippo Mezzapesa, and Luxemburg, Luxemburg by Antonio Lukich, a Ukrainian comedy.

World War III by Houman Seydei, which will screen in Horizons, is one of four Iranian films to make the cut for Venice this year.

The happiest man in the world by Macedonian director Teona Strugar Mitevska, on the siege of Sarajevo, and Sergio Trefaut The brideshot in Iraqi Kurdistan, completes the main feature of Horizons.

Origin of evil by Sebastian Marnier will open the Horizons Extra section of Venice.

Hanging gardens by Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji and Amanda by Carolina Cavalli, and red shoes Mexican director Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser, all rookie directors, will make their debut in Horizons Extra.

The Syrian decor of Soudade Kaadan Nezuhthe italian characteristic Note Fantasma by director Fulvio Risuleo, the Israeli drama by Michal Vinik Valeria is getting married, Goliath by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, and the Iranian thriller by Arian Vazirdaftari Without herwill also premiere in Horizons Extra.

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