Get ready to be swept away by the magic of the silver screen! The 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival has finally unveiled its program, and it's packed with some of the most exciting and innovative films from around the world.
Venice, the city of love and art, is the perfect backdrop for this cinematic extravaganza.
With 21 feature films premiering in Venice, including both competition and out-of-competition titles from world-renowned directors and up-and-coming filmmakers, this year's festival promises to be a truly unforgettable experience.
As we eagerly anticipate the Venice film festival 2023's start, let's take a closer look at what's in store.
Venice film festival 2023 line up: a look at the competing titles
From the captivating drama of The Killers by David Fincher, to the black comedy of El Conde by Pablo Larraín, and the inspiring Origin by Ava Duvernay, the competition selection is brimming with diverse and thought-provoking films.
But that's not all. The festival offers a rich selection of Italian films and great out-of-competition titles.
The 2023 edition of the Venice Film Festival is more eagerly anticipated than ever. However, as we all know, it doesn't seem to be starting under the best of stars.
The echoes of the strikes that are sweeping through the Hollywood film industry have also reached Venice.
For example, Guadagnino's film, Challengers, starring Zendaya, will no longer open the festival. In its place, Edoardo De Angelis' Comandante, starring Pierfrancesco Favino, will be showcased.
Even some actors may not be present on the Lido. There are rumors about Emma Stone and Penelope Cruz.
Nevertheless, the Venice Film Festival program promises to be more explosive than ever.
The competing titles
21 competition titles for the 80th Venice International film festival.
|Film Title||Director Name||Country|
|Comandante||Edoardo De Angelis||Italy|
|The Promised Land||Nikolaj Arcel||Denmark-Germany-Sweden|
|La Bete||Bertrand Bonello||France-Germany|
|Maestro||Bradley Cooper||United States|
|Priscilla||Sofia Coppola||United States-Italy|
|Finally Dawn||Saverio Costanzo||Italy|
|Origin||Ava DuVernay||United States|
|The Killer||David Fincher||United States|
|Memory||Michel Franco||Mexico-United States|
|Io Capitano||Matteo Garrone||Italy-Belgium|
|Evil Does Not Exist||Ryusuke Hamaguchi||Japan|
|The Green Border||Agnieszka Holland||Czech Republic-Poland-Belgium|
|Die Theorie Von Allem||Timm Kroger||Germany-Austria-Switzerland|
|Poor Things||Yorgos Lanthimos||United Kingdom-Ireland-United States|
|El Conde||Pablo Larrain||Chile|
|Ferrari||Michael Mann||United States|
|Woman Of||Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert||Poland-Sweden|
Out of competition fiction movies
|Society Of The Snow (closing film)||JA Bayona||Sp-Uru-Chil|
|Coup De Chance||Woody Allen||Fr-UK|
|The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar||Wes Anderson||US|
|The Penitent||Luca Barbareschi||It|
|L’Ordine Del Tempo||Liliana Cavani||It-Bel|
|Welcome To Paradise||Leonardo Di Costanzo||Fr|
|The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial||William Friedkin||US|
|Making Of||Cedric Kahn||Fr|
|Aggro Dr1ft||Harmony Korine||US|
|Hit Man||Richard Linklater||US|
|The Palace||Roman Polanski||It-Switz-Pol-Fr|
|Snow Leopard||Pema Tseden||China|
Out of competition (but non fiction)
|Amor||Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri||It-Lith|
|Frente A Guernica (Versione Integrale)||Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi||It|
|Ryuichi Sakamoto||Opus||Neo Sora|
|Enzo Jannacci Vengo Anch’io||Giorgio Verdelli||It|
|Menus Plaisirs – Les Troisgros||Frederick Wiseman||US|
Fighting the Climate Crisis
The 2023 Venice Film Festival is not indifferent to the upheavals generated by climate change.
As stated by the president of the Biennale, Roberto Cicutto,
All the Biennale's events have obtained carbon neutrality certification.
We can't wait for the end of August to finally arrive!
Are you coming to Lido?