The international film festival of Venice, the oldest in the world, provides for his 75th edition is a combination of glamour and the politically incorrect. This ensures, inter alia, the presence of stars like Lady Gaga, Ryan Gosling and Vanessa Regrave, engaged, films against racism or terrorism, Netflix productions, and recording in the official selection of twenty directors and only one director. The festival starts tomorrow.
The Golden Lions will be on Saturday, september 8, granted; for the official selection is done by a jury under the direction of Guillermo del Toro. The Mexican director went last year to take the top prize for his nostalgic monsterfilm ‘The Shape of Water’.
The opening of the celebrations was entrusted to the 33-year-old Damien Chazelle, with his musical ‘La La Land’ the youngest “oscar” Italian ever. He is “First Man” films, a biopic about Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. In the film should Ryan Gosling the historic words “A small step for (a) man…’ to express.
History with a big ‘G’ was written and filmed by the Brit Mike Leigh, in the Event present with ‘Peterloo’, a film inspired by the massacre with the same name in Manchester of 1819, and by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who years after his famous “Das Leben der anderen’ three decades of German history stuffs in his Work ohne Autor’ (Work without an Author).
The Brit Paul Greengrass plays (again) the topic of terrorism in his latest picture, ’22 July, about the double attack of the right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik in Norway, while the Italian Roberto Minervini with the documentary ‘What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire?’ collapses on the enduring racism in the US towards the black minority, considering the many murders of young Afro-Americans by the police.
Usually there are two prices at the Mostra already certain: both the 81-year-old British actress Vanessa Redgrave as the Canadian horror – and thrillerregisseur David Cronenberg will receive an honorary Golden Lion for or her and his career.
A complete male dominance is this edition has been foiled by Australian Jennifer Kent, whose film ‘The Nightingale’ (The Nightingale), a successor of the violent cult film ‘The Babadook’ 2014, in the competitieluik is included. Feminist associations on 11 August in an open letter to artistic director Alberto Barbera, the female under-representation at the Mostra sued.
Films that is eagerly anticipated, among other things, the anti-western ‘Les Frères Sisters’ by Jacques Audiard, the comedy “Doubles Vies’ Olivier Assayas ‘ (as usual with his muse Juliette Binoche), ‘Sunset’ of the Hungarian Laszlo Nemes (winner of the Oscar for best non-English film with his debut feature, the Auschwitz-drama “Son of Saul”) and ‘The Favourite’, a kostuumfilm that goes to the court of queen Anne of England (early 18th century)with Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in the leading roles and of the hand of the Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos.