2017 Venice Film Festival Line-Up

The organisers of the 74th Venice Film Festival have announced this year’s line-up which will kick off with the world premiere of Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing”.

Amongst the more notable titles slated to also score world premieres in competition are Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!,” George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete,” Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country,” Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno,” and Al Weiwei’s “Human Flow”.

Also screening are the likes of Stephen Frears’ “Victoria And Abdul,” S. Craig Zahler’s “Brawl In Cell Block 99”, William Friedkin’s “The Devil And Father Amorth,” Michael R Roskam’s “Racer And The Jailbird,” James Toback’s “The Private Life Of A Modern Woman,” and Errol Morris’ “Wormwood”.

Last year’s line-up included three serious awards contenders with “Arrival,” “Jackie,” and “La La Land” along with the well-regarded likes of “Nocturnal Animals” and “Hacksaw Ridge”. That said, both “The Light Between Oceans” and “Voyage of Time” found their awards chances dashed after screening here last year – the sword can cut both ways.

Annette Bening will preside over this year’s international jury which includes the likes of Edgar Wright, Rebecca Hall, and John Landis. The festival runs from August 30th to September 9th.

COMPETITION
“Human Flow” (Al Weiwei)
“mother!” (Darren Aronofsky)
“Suburbicon” (George Clooney)
“The Shape Of Water” (Guillermo del Toro)
“L’insulte” (Ziad Doueiri)
“La Villa” (Robert Guediguian)
“Lean On Pete” (Andrew Haigh)
“Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno” (Abdellatif Kechiche)
“The Third Murder” (Hirokazu Koreeda)
“Jusqu’a Le Garde” (Xavier Legrand)
“Ammore e Malavita” (Manetti Bros)
“Foxtrot” (Samuel Maoz)
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Martin McDonagh)
“Hannah” (Andrea Pallaoro)
“Jia Nian Hua (Angels Wear White)” (Vivian Qu)
“Una Famiglia” (Sebastiano Rosa)
“First Reformed” (Paul Schrader)
“Sweet Country” (Warwick Thornton)
“The Leisure Seeker” (Paolo Virzi)
“Ex Libris – New York Public Library” (Frederick Wiseman)

OUT OF COMPETITION (FICTION)
“Our Souls At Night” (Ritesh Batra)
“Victoria And Abdul” (Stephen Frears)
“La Melodie” (Rachid Hami)
“Outrage Coda” (Takeshi Kitano)
“Loving Pablo” (Fernando Leon de Aranoa)
“Il Signor Rotpeter” (Antonietta de Lillo)
“Diva!” (Francesco Patierno)
“Racer And The Jailbird” (Michael R Roskam)
“Zama” (Lucrecia Martel)
“Wormwood” (Errol Morris)
“The Private Life Of A Modern Woman” (James Toback)
“Brawl In Cell Block 99” (S. Craig Zahler)
“Il Colore Nascosto Delle Cose” (Silvio Soldini)

OUT OF COMPETITION (NON-FICTION)
“Cuba And The Cameraman” (Jon Alpert)
“My Generation” (David Batty)
“The Devil And Father Amorth” (William Friedkin)
“Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” (Stephen Schible)

ORIZZONTI
“Disappearance” (Ali Asgari)
“Especes Menacees” (Gilles Bourdos)
“The Rape Of Recy Taylor” (Nancy Buirski)
“Caniba” (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel)
“Les Bienheureux” (Sofia Djama)
“Marvin” (Anne Fontaine)
“Invisible” (Pablo Giorgelli)
“Brutti e Cattivi” (Cosimo Gomez)
“The Cousin” (Tzahi Grad)
“The Testament” (Amichai Greenberg)
“No Date” (No Signature” (Vahid Jalilvand)
“Los Versos Del Olvido” (Alireza Khatami)
“The Night I Swam” (Damien Manivel, Igarashi Kohei)
“Nico” (1988″ (Susanna Nicchiarelli)
“Krieg” (Rick Ostermann)
“West Of Sunshine” (Jason Raftopoulos)
“Gatta Cenerentola” (Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone)
“Under The Tree” (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson)
“La Vita in Comune” (Edoardo Winspeare)

CINEMA IN THE GARDEN
“Manuel” (Dario Albertini)
“Controfigura” (Rä Di Martino)
“Woodshock” (Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy)
“Nato a Casal di Principe” (Bruno Oliviero)
“Suburra: The Series” (Michele Placido, Andre Molaili, Guiseppe Capotondi)
“Tuers” (Francois Troukens, Jean-François Hensgens)

SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS)
“La Lunga Strada del Ritorno” (Alessandro Blasetti)
“Barbiana ’65 La Lezione di Don Milani” (Alessandro G. A. D’Alessandro)
“Lievito Madre, Le Ragazze del Secolo Scorso” (Concita de Gregorio, Esmeralda Calabria)