Venice unveils festival lineup

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The 71st Venice Film Festival announced its lineup this morning, highlighted by films from American directors, including David Gordon Green, Barry Levinson, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Andrew Niccol, and James Franco. As had been previously announced, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and many others, will be the opening film when the festival begins on Aug. 27.

Click below for the entire list of 55 films playing in Venice.

COMPETITION
The Cut, directed by Fatih Akin
Starring Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi, Simon Abkarian, George Georgiou

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, directed by Roy Andersson
Starring Holger Andersson, Nisse Vestblom

99 Homes, directed by Ramin Bahrani
Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Noah Lomax

Tales, directed by Rakhshān Bani E’Temad
Starring Golab Adineh, Farhad Aslani, Mohammadreza Forootan, Mehdi Hashemi

La Rançon De La Gloire, directed by Xavier Beauvois
Starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Roschdy Zem, Séli Gmach, Chiara Mastroianni, Nadine Labaki

Hungry Hearts, directed by Saverio Costanzo
Starring Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell

Le Dernier Coup De Marteau, directed by Alix Delaporte
Starring Romain Paul, Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois, Candela Peña, Tristán Ulloa

Pasolini, directed by Abel Ferrara
Starring Willem Dafoe, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ninetto Davoli, Valerio Mastandrea, Maria de Medeiros, Adriana Asti

Manglehorn, directed by David Gordon Green
Starring Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina

Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (opening film)
Starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

3 Hearts, directed by Benôit Jacquot
Starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve

The Postman’s White Nights, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky
Starring Aleksey Tryapitsyn, Irina Ermolova, Timur Bondarenko

Il Giovane Favoloso, directed by Mario Martone
Starring Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popolizio, Anna Mouglalis, Valerio Binasco, Isabella Ragonese

Sivas, directed by Kaan Mujdeci
Starring Dogan Izci, Ezgi Ergin, Hasan Özdemir, Furkan Uyar

Anime Nere, directed by Francesco Munzi
Starring Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Anna Ferruzzo, Barbora Bobulova

Good Kill, directed by Andrew Niccol
Starring Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Jake Abel

Loin Des Hommes, directed by David Oelhoffen
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb

The Look Of Silence, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Documentary

Fires On The Plain, directed by Shinya Tsukamoto
Starring Shinya Tsukamoto, Yusaku Mori, Yuko Nakamura, Tatsuya Nakamura, Lily Franky

Red Amnesia, directed by Xiaoshuai Wang
Starring Lü Zhong, Feng Yuanzheng, Amanda Qin, Qin Hao, Shi Liu

OUT OF COMPETITION
Words With Gods, directed by Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobai, Hideo Nakata, Alex de la Iglesia
Starring Yaël Abecassis, Masatoshi Nagase, Pepon Nieto, Emir Kusturica, Damian Bichir, Yilmaz Erdogan, Chico Diaz, Miranda Tapsell, Ram Kapoor

She’s Funny That Way, directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Starring Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Kathryn Hah

Dearest, directed by Peter Ho-sun Chan
Starring Zhao Wei, Huang Bo, Tong Dawei, Hao Lei, Zhang Yi

Olive Kitteridge, directed by Lisa Cholodenko
Starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher Jr., Zoe Kazan

Burying The Ex, directed by Joe Dante
Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, Oliver Cooper

Perez., directed by Edoardo De Angelis
Starring Luca Zingaretti, Marco D’Amore, Simona Tabasco, Giampaolo Fabrizio, Massimiliano Gallo

La Zuppa Del Demonio, directed by Davide Ferrario
Documentary

The Sound And The Fury, directed by James Franco
Starring James Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Joey King, Ahna O’Reilly, Seth Rogen, Jon Hamm

Tsili, directed by Amos Gitai
Starring Sara Adler, Meshi Olinski, Lea Koenig, Adam Tsekhman, Andrey Kashkar

La Trattativa, directed by Sabina Guzzanti
Srarring Sabina Guzzanti, Enzo Lombardo, Ninni Bruschetta, Filippo Luna, Franz Cantalupo, Claudio Castrogiovanni

The Golden Era, directed by Ann Hui (closing film)
Starring Tang Wei, Feng Shaofeng, Zhu Yawen, Wang Zhiwen

Make-Up, directed by Im Kwontaek
Starring Ahn Sungki, Kim Hojung, Kim Qyuri

The Humbling, directed by Barry Levinson
Starring Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Nina Arianda, Barry Levinson, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin

The Old Man Of Belem, directed by Manoel de Oliveira
Starring Diogo Dória, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ricardo Trêpa, Mário Barroso

Italy In A Day, directed by Gabriele Salvatores
Documentary

In The Basement, directed by Ulrich Seidl
Documentary

The Boxtrolls, directed by Anthony Stacchi, Annable Graham
Starring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg

Nymphomaniac Volume II (long verson) Director’s Cut, directed by Lars Von Trier
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth

HORIZONS
Theeb, directed by Naji Abu Nowar
Starring Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag, Hussein Salameh, Marji Audeh, Jack Fox

Line Of Credit, directed by Salome Alexi
Starring Nino Kasradze

Senza Nessuna Pieta, directed by Michele Alhaique
Starring Pierfrancesco Favino, Greta Scarano, Claudio Gioè, Adriano Giannini, Ninetto Davoli

Cymbeline, directed by Michael Almereyda
Starring Milla Jovovich, Ed Harris, Dakota Johnson, Penn Badgley, Anton Yelchin, Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman

La Vita Oscena, directed by Renato De Maria
Starring Isabella Ferrari, Clément Métayer, Roberto De Francesco

Near Death Experience, directed by Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
Starring Michel Houellebecq

Réalité, directed by Quentin Dupieux
Starring Alain Chabat, Jonathan Lambert, Elodie Bouchez, Kyla Kenedy

Goodnight Mommy, directed by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
Starring Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz

Hill Of Freedom, directed by Hong Sangsoo
Starring Ryô Kase, Moon Sori, Younghwa Seo, Kim Euisung

Bypass, directed by Duane Hopkins
Starring George MacKay, Benjamin Dilloway, Charlotte Spencer

The President, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf (opening film)
Starring Misha Gomiashvili, Dachi Orvelashvili

Your Right Mind, directed by Ami Canaan Mann
Starring Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Emily Alyn Lind, Clea DuVall, Ryan Bingham, Sheryl Lee

Belluscone, Una Storia Siciliana, directed by Franco Maresco
Starring Ciccio Mira, Salvatore De Castro, Vittorio Ricciardi, Tatti Sanguineti, Salvatore Ficarra, Valentino Picone

Nabat, Elchin Musaoglu
Starring Fatemeh Motamed Arya, Vidadi Aliyev, Sabir Mamadov, Farhad Israfilov

Heaven Knows What, directed by Josh Safdie, Ben Safdie
Starring Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress

These Are The Rules, directed by Ognjen Sviliviv
Starring Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Jasna Zalica, Hrvoje Vladisavljevic

Court, directed by Chaitanya Tamhane
Starring Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni

The Venice Film Festival runs Aug. 27 to Sept. 6.


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