Venice Film Festival 2015 Lineup Announced; Will Open with EVEREST

     July 29, 2015


Festival season is upon us. Yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival announced part of its outstanding lineup, and this morning, the Venice Film Festival has announced what they have in store. There’s a lot of crossover between the two festivals, which means Venice, which plays first, will get the world premieres for Beasts of No Nation, The Danish Girl, Anomalisa, Spotlight, and, as we previously reported, Black Mass. Venice will also open with the world premiere for the survival drama Everest.

The lineup also includes such exciting titles as Drake Doremus’ new movie Equals, Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s Brian De Palma documentary De Palma, and Martin Scorsese’s 16-minute short film The Audition starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Robert De Niro. The festival also has a diverse collection of international titles, and I’m eager to find out what picks up buzz ahead of TIFF and if any of these films will show up in Toronto as late additions.

Check out the full Venice Film Festival 2015 lineup below via Variety. The festival runs from September 2 – 12th.



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Frenzy, Emin Alper (Turkey, France, Qatar)
Heart of a Dog, Laurie Anderson (U.S.)
Blood of My Blood, Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
Looking for Grace, Sue Brooks (Australia)
Equals, Drake Doremus (U.S.)
Remember, Atom Egoyan (Canada, Germany)
Beasts of No Nation, Cary Fukunaga (U.S.)
Per amor vostro, Giuseppe M. Gaudino (Italy, France)
Marguerite, Xavier Giannoli (France, Czech Republic, Belgium)
Rabin, the Last Day, Amos Gitai (Isreal, France)
A Bigger Splash, Luca Guadagnino (Italy, France)
The Endless River, Oliver Hermanus (South Africa, France)
The Danish Girl, Tom Hooper (U.K., U.S.)
Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson (U.S.)
L’attesa, Piero Messina (Italy)
11 minutes, Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland)
Francofonia, Aleksander Sokurov (France, Germany, Netherlands)
The Clan, Pablo Trapero (Argentina, Spain)
Desde alla, Lorenzo Vigas (Venezuela, Mexico)
L’hermine, Christian Vincent (France)
Behemoth, Zhao Liang (China, France)

Everest, Baltasar Kormakur (U.S., U.K.) – Opening Film
Mr. Six, Hu Guan (China) – Closing Film



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Go With Me, Daniel Alfredson (U.S., Canada, Sweden)
Non essere cattivo, Claudio Caligari (Italy)
Black Mass, Scott Cooper (U.S.)
Spotlight, Thomas McCarthy (U.S.)
La calle de la Amargura, Mexico Spain
The Audition, Martin Scorsese (U.S.)

Winter on Fire, Evgeny Afineevsky (Ukraine)
De Palma, Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow (U.S.)
Janis, Amy Berg (U.S.)
The Event, Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands, Belgium)
Gli uomini di questa città io non li conosco, Franco Maresco (Italy)
L’esercito piu piccolo del mondo, Gianfranco Pannone (Vatican City State)
Afternoon, Tsai Ming-liang (Chinese Taipei)
In Jackson Heights, Frederick Wiseman (U.S.)

Human, Yann Arthus-Bertrand (France)

La vie et rien d’autre, Betrand Tavernier



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Madame Courage, Merzak Allouache (Algeria, France, U.A.E.)
A Copy of My Mind, Joko Anwar (Indonesia, South Korea)
Pecore in erba, Alberto Caviglia (Italy)
Tempete, Samuel Collardey (France)
The Childhood of a Leader, Brady Corbet (U.K., Hungary, Belgium, France)
Italian Gangster, Renato De Maria (Italy)
Wednesday, May 9, Vahid Jalilvand, Iran
Mountain, Yaelle Kayam (Israel)
A War, Tobias Lindholm (Denmark)
Interrogation, Vetri Maaran (India)
Free in Deed, Jake Mahaffy (U.S., New Zealand)
Boi Neon, Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil, Uruguay, Netherlands)
Man Down, Dito Montiel (U.S.)
Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?, Hadar Morag (Israel, France)
Un monstruo de mil cabezas, Rodrigo Pla (Mexico)
Mate-me por favor, Anita Rocha Da Silveira (Brazil, Argentina)
Taj Mahal, Nicolas Saada (France, Belgium)
Interruption, Yorgos Zois (Greece, France, Croatia)

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