74th Venice Film Festival Kicks Off: World Premieres From George Clooney, Alexander Payne & More

The 74th Venice Film Festival 2017 is off and running.

venice film festival 74, 2017

The festival will host world premieres from directors including: Alexander Payne, Guillermo del Toro, George Clooney, Darren Aronofsky, Paul Schrader and Martin McDonagh.

Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D will also make its world premiere at festival. Check out the films in competition below as well as the movies opening and closing the festival:


OPENING FILM – Venezia 74 Competition

Alexander PAYNE


Downsizing

Matt Damon
Christoph Waltz
Hong Chau
Kristen Wiig


USA

135’

 

CLOSING FILM – Out of Competition

KITANO Takeshi


OUTRAGE CODA

Beat Takeshi
Nishida Toshiyuki

Japan


104’


OPENING FILM – Orizzonti

Susanna NICCHIARELLI


Nico, 1988

Tryne Dyrholm
John Gordon Sinclair
Anamaria Marinca
Sandor Funtek

Italy
Belgium

93’

FILMS IN COMPETITION:

 


HUMAN FLOW
by AI WEIWEI    
Germany / 140’

MOTHER!
by DARREN ARONOFSKY
starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Ed Harris
USA / 120’

SUBURBICON
by GEORGE CLOONEY    
starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, Oscar Isaac / USA / 104’

THE SHAPE OF WATER
by GUILLERMO DEL TORO
starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer / USA / 119’

THE INSULT
by ZIAD DOUEIRI
starring Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Rita Hayek / Lebanon, France / 110’

LA VILLA
by ROBERT GUÉDIGUIAN        
starring Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Jacques Boudet, Anaïs Demoustier, Robinson Stévenin / France / 107’

LEAN ON PETE    
by ANDREW HAIGH
starring Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny / Great Britain / 121’

MEKTOUB, MY LOVE: CANTO UNO
by ABDELLATIF KECHICHE    
starring Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Lou Luttiau, Alexia Chardard, Hafsia Herzi / France, Italy, Tunisia / 180’

SANDOME NO SATSUJIN (THE THIRD MURDER)
by KORE-EDA HIROKAZU
starring Fukuyama Masaharu, Yakusho Kōji, Hirose Suzu / Japan / 124’

JUSQU’À LA GARDE (CUSTODY)
by XAVIER LEGRAND        
starring Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux, Saadia Bentaïeb
France / 90’

AMMORE E MALAVITA
by MANETTI Bros.    
starring Giampaolo Morelli, Serena Rossi, Claudia Gerini, Carlo Buccirosso / Italy / 133’

FOXTROT
by SAMUEL MAOZ        
starring Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonatan Shiray
Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland / 113’

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
by MARTIN McDONAGH         
starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage / Great Britain / 110’

HANNAH
by ANDREA PALLAORO        
starring Charlotte Rampling, André Wilms / Italy, Belgium, France / 95’

DOWNSIZING
by ALEXANDER PAYNE
starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig / USA / 135’

JIA NIAN HUA (ANGELS WEAR WHITE)    
by VIVIAN QU    
starring Wen Qi, Zhou Meijun, Shi Ke, Geng Le, Liu Weiwei, Peng Jing / China, France / 107’

UNA FAMIGLIA
by SEBASTIANO RISO    
starring Micaela Ramazzotti, Patrick Bruel / Italy / 105’


FIRST REFORMED
by PAUL SCHRADER    
starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles, Victoria Hill / USA / 108’

SWEET COUNTRY
by WARWICK THORNTON        
starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Hamilton Morris, Thomas M. Wright / Australia / 112’

THE LEISURE SEEKER
by PAOLO VIRZÌ        
starring Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland / Italy / 112’

EX LIBRIS - THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
by FREDERICK WISEMAN    
USA / 197’

More info on the fest at: http://www.labiennale.org/en

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