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72nd Annual Venice Film Festival

FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA DI VENEZIA (VENICE FILM FESTIVAL – (2 – 12 SEPTEMBER 2015)

55 Movies will be presented during the festival program at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

Let’s start with one of the most exciting and interesting films this year titled “The Danish Girl”. A biographical drama set in the Twenties which is directed by Tom Hooper, and stars Eddie Redmayne (as Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe), following the transition of the first ever male to make a female sex change.

Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe

More films to be screened will be; “Francophonie” by Aleksandr Sokurov (winner of 2011’s Golden Lion with “Faust”) which was shot in the Louvre museum in Paris, ” Beasts Of No Nation”, a Cary Fukunaga’s film starring Idris Elba and “Anomalisa”, an animated film by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson.

Four Italians in the race are Marco Bellocchio with “Sangue del mio sangue” , Luca Guadagnino with “A Bigger Splash” (feauturing Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Ralph Fiennes), Giuseppe Gaudino with “Per amor vostro” and Piero Messina with “L’attesa”.

The jury, presided by Mexican Director Alfonso Cuarón, will also include Writer Emmanunel Carrère, German Model & Actress Diane Kruger, the Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien and the Italian Director Francesco Munzi.
The festival will begin with the preview of “Everest” by Baltasar Kormákur starring Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, and Robin Wright.

See the full program list below!

MOVIES IN COMPETITION:
Emin Alper, Abluka (Frenzy)
Laurie Anderson, Heart of a dog
Marco Bellocchio, Sangue del mio sangue
Sue Brooks, Looking for grace
Drake Doremus, Equals
Atom Egoyan, Remember
Cary Fukunaga, Beasts of no nation
Giuseppe M. Gaudino, Per amor vostro
Xavier Giannoli, Marguerite
Amos Gitai, Rabin, the last day
Luca Guadagnino, A Bigger splash
Oliver Hermanus, The endless river
Tom Hooper, The danish girl
Charlie Kaufman/Duke Johnson, Anomalisa
Piero Messina, L’attesa
Jerzy Skolimowski, 11 minut (11 minutes)
Aleksandr Sokurov, Francofonia
Pablo Trapero, El clan
Christian Vincent, L’hermine
Zhao Liang, Behemoth

OUT OF COMPETITION:
Baltasar Kormakur, Everest (Opening Movie)
Hu Guan, Lao pao er (Mr Six) (Last Movie)
Daniel Alfredson, Go with me
Claudio Caligari,Non essere cattivo
Scott Cooper, Black mass
Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight
Martin Scorsese, The audition
Evgeny Afineevsky, Winter on fire
Noah Baumbach/Jake Paltrow, De Palma
Amy Berg, Janis
Sergei Loznitsa, Sobytie (The event)
Franco Maresco, Gli uomini di questa città io non li conosco
Gianfranco Pannone, L’esercito più piccolo del mondo
Tsai Ming-liang, Na ri xiawu (Afternoon)
Frederick Wiseman, In Jackson heights
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Human

For more information about the daily schedule of the Festival and to buy tickets, visit the official website: http://www.labiennale.org/it/cinema/72-mostra/film/The Danish GirlThe Danish GirlThe Danish Girl

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