Finally 'The Master' Joins Malick's 'To The Wonder,' De Palma's 'Passion' for Venice Competition

by Anne Thompson and Matt Mueller
July 30, 2012 1:22 PM
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While Anderson, Malick, Korine and Assayas all enter Venice as first-timers in the Competition, it will be Kitano’s seventh time vying for the Golden Lion (he won in 1997 for "Hana-B"i), Ki-duk’s fourth, Mendoza’s second and DePalma’s third, following "The Black Dahlia" in 2006 and "Redacted" – which won the Silver Lion – in 2007. Although the Lido’s 69th edition will be a slimmed-down affair under new artistic director Alberto Barbera, who returns to the top job after heading up the festival from 1998-2002, this year’s festival will still play host to 50 world premieres. Venice runs from August 29-September 8,


"The Reluctant Fundamentalist," Mira Nair (U.S.,Qatar)
"To The Wonder," Terrence Malick (U.S.)
"Something in the Air," Olivier Assayas (France)
"Outrage:Beyond," Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
"Fill The Void," Rama Burshtein (Israel)
"Pieta," Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
"Dormant Beauty," Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
"E' stato il figlio," Daniele Cipri (Italy)
"At Any Price," Ramin Bahrani (US, UK)
"La Cinquieme Saison," Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth (Belgium, Netherlands, France)
"Un Giorno Speciale, " Francesca Comencini (Italy)
"Passion," Brian De Palma (France, Germany)
"Superstar, " Xavier Giannoli (France, Belgium)
"Spring Breakers," Harmony Korine (US)
"Thy Womb," Brillante Mendoza (Philippines)
"Linhas de Wellington," Valeria Sarmiento (Portugal, France)
"Paradise: Faith," Ulrich Seidl (Austria, France, Germany)
"Betrayal," Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)

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  • Mateus | July 30, 2012 5:37 PMReply

    I can see that now Jordan, but I believe that at the time this was posted the film had not been confirmed as being part of the Venice Festival (you can check this by reading the first news about the initial line-up in numerous sites, including the site of the festival). Fortunately enough, "The Master" is now confirmed so we will have an even better competition. And congratulations Mr Mueller, you must have great informants. Cheers!

  • Mateus | July 26, 2012 1:36 PMReply

    I am sorry Mr. Mueller, but I just checked and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" is not (unfortunately) part of the competition in Venice this year.. You should read the full-list two or three times before posting such a headline..

  • Jordan | July 30, 2012 1:40 PM

    That's why he said "the rest of the list is below," Mateus. He wouldn't just write something if he had no evidence to support it.

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