The lineup for the 79th Venice International Film Festival revealed, including several high-profile documentary and non-fiction projects that will screen both inside and outside the competition at an event on Lido from August 31 to September 10 .
Academy Award Winner Laura Poitras
Laura Poitras is coming out with her new film All the Beauty and the Bloodshed to Venice, a documentary vying for the Golden Lion this year. The feature focuses on photographer Nan Goldin’s fight against the Sackler family, which founded pharmaceutical giants Purdue Pharma and MundiPharma.
Also in competition this year is the veteran documentary Frederick Wiseman about Leo Tolstoy and his wife.
There are several non-fiction and documentary films out of competition, including Nuclear, a new documentary by Oliver Stone; A Compassionate Detective from Steve James (Whoop Dreams, Life Itself); and Israeli-American filmmaker Evgeny Afinevsky’s Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, which follows on from the 2015 Venice selection of his previous film Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom.
An international competition dedicated to films
Innocence, the new documentary by Oscar nominee Guy Davidi (5 Broken Camera), built around the diaries of young men killed in military service, screened as part of the Orizonti (Horizon) program, dedicated to films Is an international competition that “represents” the latest beauty and expressive trends. ,
Press conference held in library
The Venice Film Festival will unveil its lineup for the 79th edition this morning at 11 a.m. local time (2 p.m. PT/5 p.m ET).The press conference is held at the library of the Biennale Historical Archive of Contemporary Arts in Venice, attended by Roberto Cicutto, president of La Biennale di Venezia, and Alberto Barbera, artistic director of the cinema department, which oversees the Lido festival.
Update the list of movies in selection
The deadline will keep updating the list of movies in the official selection below as soon as they announced. Among the titles that have already been confirmed is Noah Baumbach’s Netflix drama White Noise starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig. The film, which marks Baumbach’s return to Venice after 2019’s Marriage Story (which also starred Driver), will kick off the festival in competition on August 31.
Featuring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in the play
Other movies we expect to see on Lido include Warner Bros.’ psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling by director Olivia Wilde and starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, and Chris Pine. Styles can do double duty with Michael Grandage’s My Policeman from Amazon Studios, while A24 from Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, Todd Field’s Cate Blanchett-starrer Tar From Focus, Luca Guadagnino’s Bones and All with Tomothée Chalamet, and Andrew There is also buzz around Dominic’s long time. -Netflix drama Conceiving Blonde featuring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe