Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera won’t announce the Lido line-up until next week, but certain films are all but locked in for premieres at the festival. And which movies lead that pack? Well, it’s a bevy of titles from U.S. studios and streamers, with Netflix leading the charge (as per usual for the last few years).
Variety reports that the popular U.S. streamer likely has three high-profile titles premiering at Venice next month — and Netflix needs these movies to make a mark after their year so far. Andrew Dominik’s biopic “Blonde,” which stars Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, likely leads for the streamer. But Netflix’s other probable films in competition are no slouches either: Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don Delillo’s 1985 novel “White Noise” and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle Of A Handful Of Truths.”
“Bardo” is Iñárritu’s first film since 2015’s “The Revenant,” and about a Mexican filmmaker going through an existential crisis. As for “White Noise”? Well, it’s only one of the most critically regarded American novels of the latter half of the 20th century. Delillo’s novel is in good hands with Baumbach at the helm. Romain Gavra’s modern tragedy “Athena” may also be another Netflix film at the festival.
A bunch of other American-made films are a lock for the festival, too. Oliva Wilde’s sophomore effort, “Don’t Worry Darling,” starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, will almost certainly be at Venice for Warner Bros. Focus Features likely premieres Todd Field’s musician biopic “Tár” with Cate Blanchett at the festival, too. A Venice regular, Blanchett led the festival’s jury in 2020, so expect considerable fanfare for “Tár.” And MGM, now under Amazon ownership, has Luca Guadagnino’s cannibal love story “Bones And All” with Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell ready for a world premiere.
Paul Schrader’s up for a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at Venice this year, so expect “The Master Gardener” to premiere, albeit out of competition. Schrader’s latest stars Joel Edgerton as a horticulturist whose shady past emerges when his troubled niece visits him at the estate of his wealthy employer, played by Sigourney Weaver.
A slate of foreign films may also have their premieres at Venice this year. Amazon may premiere its first Argentinian original film, the political “1985,” from Santiago Mitre. The movie follows the true story of a lawyer who leads an inexperienced legal team against the leaders of Argentina’s military dictatorship. Italian director Andrea Pallaoro’s transgender drama “Monica” is a certainty for the festival. That movie stars “Transparent” actor Trace Lysette as a transgender woman who returns home to the Midwest to care for her dying mother, played by Patricia Clarkson.
Other films that might premiere in Venice this year include Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s “No Bears,” Rebecca Zlotowski’s “Les Enfants Des Autres,” and Alice Diop’s fiction feature debut “Saint Omer.” Emanuele Crialese’s “L’Immensitá” with Penelope Cruz may also premiere, as might Gianni Amelio’s “Il Signore Dell Formiche,” a biopic about Italian poet and playwright Aldo Braibanti. Notable possible premieres from Asian countries include “Walk Up” from South Korean director Hong Sang Woo, “Love Life” from Japanese auteur Koji Fukada, and Takeshi Kitano’s “Kubi,” which Kitano adapts from his 2019 novel of the same name.
Don’t expect Barbera to announce all of these movies next week, but expect enough of them that the 75th iteration of Venice is one of the best festivals in recent memory.
Post by avnermoriarti on Jul 21, 2022 16:53:44 GMT
I wonder what kind of reactions Bardo will get, the few but loud twitter voices I think created a bit of a predisposition. In any case, looks awesome, and about rumours, could be true that White Noise is a disaster ? can't recall the podcast where I heard it but aparently the shooting was hell and apart from that, I think Delillo is not cinematic.
'There's a terror in knowing what the world is about'
Opening Night “White Noise,” Noah Baumbach (in competition)
“Il Signore delle Formiche,” Gianni Amelio “The Whale,” Darren Aronofsky “L’Immensita,” Emanuele Crialese “Saint Omer,” Alice Diop “Blonde,” Andrew Dominik “Tár,” Todd Field “Love Life,” Koji Fukada “Bardo,” Alejandro González Iñárritu “Athena,” Romain Gavras “Bones and All,” Luca Guadagnino “The Eternal Daughter,” Joanna Hogg “Beyond the Wall,” Vahid Jalilvand “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Martin McDonagh “Argentina, 1985,” Santiago Mitre “Chiara,” Susanna Nicchiarelli “Monica,” Andrea Pallaoro “No Bears,” Jafar Panahi “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras “A Couple,” Frederick Wiseman “The Son,” Florian Zeller
Out of Competition (Fiction)
Closing Film: “The Hanging Sun,” Francesco Carrozzini “When the Waves Are Gone,” Lav Diaz “Living,” Oliver Hermanus “Dead for a Dollar,” Walter Hill “Call of God,” Kim Ki-duk “Dreamin’ Wild,” Bill Pohlad “Master Gardener,” Paul Schrader “Siccita,” Paolo Virzi “Pearl,” Ti West “Don’t Worry Darling,” Olivia Wilde
Golden Bear - NO BEARS by Jafar Panahi Grand Jury Prize - BARDO (FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS) by Alejandro G. Iñárritu Special Jury Prize - ATHENA by Romain Gavras Silver Lion for Best Director - Luca Guadagnino for BONES AND ALL Volpi Cup for Best Actor - Ricardo Darín for ARGENTINA, 1985 Volpi Cup for Best Actress - Cate Blanchett for TÁR Golden Osella for Best Screenplay - Noah Baumbach for WHITE NOISE Marcello Mastroianni Award - Zen McGrath for THE SON
He ran until the sun came up and he couldn't run any further.
Golden Lion:Athena Grand Jury Prize:Saint Omer Special Jury Prize:Blonde Silver Lion for Best Director: Vahid Jalilvand, Beyond the Wall Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Bardo (False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths) Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin Golden Osella for Best Screenplay: Susanna Nicchiarelli, Chiara Marcello Mastroianni Award: Zen McGrath, The Son (but I could also see Sadie Sink winning this)
Golden Lion: Bardo (Alejandro G. Iñarritu) Grand Jury Prize: Saint Omer (Alice Diop) Special Jury Prize: No Bears (Jafar Panahi) Silver Lion Best Director: Darren Aronofsky (The Whale) Best Screenplay: Blonde (Andrew Dominik) Volpi Cup Best Actor: Ricardo Darin (Argentina, 1985) Volpi Cup Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (TAR) Marcello Mastroianni Award: Taylor Russell (Bones and All)
'There's a terror in knowing what the world is about'
RANDOM PREDIX Golden Lion: White Noise Grand Jury Prize: Blonde Special Jury Prize: The Lord of the Ants Director: Florian Zeller, The Son Screenplay: Bardo, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu & Nicolas Giacabone Actor: Navid Mohammedzadeh, Beyond the Wall Actress: Tilda Swinton, The Eternal Daughter
Golden Bear - ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED by Laura Poitras Grand Jury Prize - BARDO (FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS) by Alejandro G. Iñárritu Special Jury Prize - THE WHALE by Darren Aronofsky Silver Lion for Best Director - Jafar Panahi for NO BEARS Volpi Cup for Best Actor - Navid Mohammadzadeh for BEYOND THE WALL Volpi Cup for Best Actress - Trace Lysette for MONICA Golden Osella for Best Screenplay - Gianni Amelio for THE LORD OF THE ANTS Marcello Mastroianni Award - Zen McGrath for THE SON
Post by TheAlwaysClassy on Aug 5, 2022 22:38:00 GMT
Based on nothing-
Golden Lion- No Bears Grand Jury Prize- Saint Omer Special Jury Prize- Blonde Silver Lion for Best Director- Iñárritu, Bardo Screenplay- Monica Actor- Gleeson and Farrell, Banshees of Inisherin Actress- Blanchett, Tar