Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
The 20 Worst Films Of 2015 So Far The 20 Worst Films Of 2015 So Far Paul Thomas Anderson To Write And Possibly Direct Warner Bros' ‘Pinocchio’ For Robert Downey Jr. Paul Thomas Anderson To Write And Possibly Direct Warner Bros' ‘Pinocchio’ For Robert Downey Jr. Watch: First Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Nicolas Cage Watch: First Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Nicolas Cage Review: ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & Jason Clarke Review: ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & Jason Clarke 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

What Could Be In This Year's Venice Film Festival Line-Up? 'To The Wonder,' 'The Master,' 'Anna Karenina' & More

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist June 19, 2012 at 3:11PM

With the release of a second teaser trailer of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" this morning, we got another look at one of the most anticipated films of the year. And with the picture already slated for an October 13th release, for some traveling film critics and fans, and those prepared to head to Italy, the Venice Film Festival could be where the film makes its world premiere, with artistic director Alberto Barbera suggesting a few weeks back that Anderson was heading to the Lido for the fest, which kicks off on August 29th.
16

Possibilities

Sharma Life Of Pi
"Life Of Pi" (dir. Ang Lee)
Cast: Suraj Sharma, Tobey Maguire, Gerard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu
Ang Lee is a serious favorite at Venice: he won the Golden Lion twice in three years, for "Brokeback Mountain" and "Lust, Caution," and headed the jury in 2009. Ordinarily, we'd say that would make his new film a lock, but given that it's not due for release until Thanksgiving, and the extensive visual effects work involved, it might be a stretch. And Fox may prefer to start the awards season campaign at a more populist fest like TIFF where audience buzz will be more loudly heard.

"The Place Beyond The Pines" (dir. Derek Cianfrance)
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Dane DeHaan
Hotly tipped, and reportedly even screened for the Cannes selection committee, our understanding is that Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to "Blue Valentine" simply wasn't ready in time, particularly Mike Patton's score. One would assume that the extra few months might have done the trick for the generational crime saga, with Gosling as a motorcycle stunt rider who comes into conflict with a cop-turned-politician (Cooper). That being said, with a plenty of other U.S. fare in competition, our gut says that this will probably end up bowing at Toronto or Telluride, but you never know.

Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charlie Swan III

"A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III"/"The Bling Ring" (dir. Roman Coppola/Sofia Coppola)
Cast: Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzmann/Emma Watson, Leslie Mann
As the (controversial) winner of the Golden Lion in 2010, Sofia Coppola certainly has every reason to come back to Venice with her latest film, which investigates the true-life gang of Beverly Hills burglars. That being said, it only wrapped recently, and Coppola would have to turn it around quickly in order for it to be ready for the festival, and the subject matter seems to be anathema to the new "less glitzy/more serious" approach. Perhaps more likely is her brother Roman's long-awaited return, which shot last year, and should be in a better place. Again, would the presence of Charlie Sheen in the year bring the wrong kind of attention for the festival? Or is there no such thing as bad publicity? We'd peg it as a more likely TIFF premiere, but don't count it out.

"Camille Claudel" (dir. Bruno Dumont)
Cast: Juliette Binoche
French helmer Bruno Dumont only started filming his latest -- which stars Juliette Binoche as a sculptor confined to an asylum during the First World War -- at the beginning of this year, which meant that it was likely too late for his more regular home of Cannes, and surely Barbera would snatch up the opportunity to showcase the film. That being said, Dumont's also a regular at Toronto, and the extra couple of weeks might suit the director's schedule better, whereas he'd be a Venice first timer if he did make it in this year. This one could go either way, or it might not even surface until Berlin or Cannes next year.

This article is related to: Features, Venice Film Festival, To the Wonder , Anna Karenina, The Master, Passion, Life Of Pi


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates