Saturday, September 9, 2017

74th Venice Film Festival

The third of the top three festivals (after Cannes & Berlin) is also the oldest festival in the world. It has serious competition from the fourth, Toronto, which right behind it in ranking and timing. However, it does not have to fear anything after all these years besides having one of the most beautiful settings. 

Downsizing, Alexander Payne (Opening Night Film)
Human Flow, Ai Weiwei
Mother!, Darren Aronofsky
Suburbicon, George Clooney
The Shape Of Water, Guillermo del Toro Golden Lion
L’Insulte, Ziad Doueiri Best Actor
La Villa, Robert Guediguian
Lean On Pete, Andrew Haigh
Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno, Abdellatif Kechiche
The Third Murder, Hirokazu Kore-eda
Custody, Xavier Legrand Best Director
Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz Grand Jury Prize
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Martin McDonagh  Best Script
Hannah, Andrea Pallaoro Best Actress
Ammore E Malavita, Manetti Bros
Angels Wear White, Vivian Qu
Una Famiglia, dir: Sebastiano Riso
First Reformed, Paul Schrader
Sweet Country, Warwick Thornton Jury Prize 
The Leisure Seeker, Paolo Virzi
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library, Frederick Wiseman

Our Souls At Night, Ritesh Batra
Il Singor Rotpeter, Antonietta De Lillo
Victoria & Abdul, Stephen Frears
La Mélodie, Rachid Hami
Outrage Coda, Takeshi Kitano
(Closing Night Film)
Loving Pablo, Fernando Leon De Aranoa
Zama, Lucretia Martel
Wormwood, Errol Morris
Diva!, Francesco Patierno
La Fidèle, Michael R Roskam
Il Colore Nascosto Delle Cose, Silvio soldini
The Private Life Of A Modern Woman, James Toback
Brawl In Cell Block 99, S Craig Zahler
Nico 1988, Susanna Nicchiarelli (opening film) Best Film 
Disappearance, Ali Asgari
Espèces Menacées, 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 Best Director
Los Versos Del Ovido, Alireza Khatami
La Nuit Ou J’ai Nagé – Oyogisugita, Damien Manivel, Igarashi Kohei
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 Commune, Edoardo Winspeare

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The Dinner