Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Erika? Universal Hires Husband to Write 'Fifty Shades Darker' How Do You Solve a Problem Like Erika? Universal Hires Husband to Write 'Fifty Shades Darker' 'Age of Ultron' Director Joss Whedon on Self-Doubt and Why It's His 'Rio Bravo' 'Age of Ultron' Director Joss Whedon on Self-Doubt and Why It's His 'Rio Bravo' Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Amy Schumer Hilariously Slam Hollywood Sexism (NSFW) Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Amy Schumer Hilariously Slam Hollywood Sexism (NSFW) CinemaCon: How Tom Cruise Stole the Paramount Show CinemaCon: How Tom Cruise Stole the Paramount Show Meet the Director of 'Tangerines,' the 2015 Dark Horse Oscar Nominee You Missed (Exclusive Video) Meet the Director of 'Tangerines,' the 2015 Dark Horse Oscar Nominee You Missed (Exclusive Video) LA Film Fest Unveils Horror Slate, More World Premieres, Zoe Cassavetes Film LA Film Fest Unveils Horror Slate, More World Premieres, Zoe Cassavetes Film Cannes: Directors' Fortnight Lines Up Vet Auteurs and American Indies Cannes: Directors' Fortnight Lines Up Vet Auteurs and American Indies Joe Wright's 'Pan' Gets Fall Release Date: Good News or Bad News? Joe Wright's 'Pan' Gets Fall Release Date: Good News or Bad News? Seeing Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River' Through Composer Johnny Jewel's Eyes (STREAM SOUNDTRACK) Seeing Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River' Through Composer Johnny Jewel's Eyes (STREAM SOUNDTRACK) 3 Women Genre Directors Get SF Film Society Fellowships 3 Women Genre Directors Get SF Film Society Fellowships Here's Why Jon Stewart Quit 'The Daily Show' Here's Why Jon Stewart Quit 'The Daily Show' Watch: From Tarantino to Cronenberg, Great Directors Talk the Art and Anxiety of Filmmaking Watch: From Tarantino to Cronenberg, Great Directors Talk the Art and Anxiety of Filmmaking Specialty Box Office: 'True Story' and 'Child 44' Flop as 'Ex Machina' Lures Audiences Specialty Box Office: 'True Story' and 'Child 44' Flop as 'Ex Machina' Lures Audiences Tribeca Film Festival Matches George Lucas with Stephen Colbert: “I’m gonna tear you a new one, George" Tribeca Film Festival Matches George Lucas with Stephen Colbert: “I’m gonna tear you a new one, George" 10 Films Booed at Cannes That Every Cinephile Should See 10 Films Booed at Cannes That Every Cinephile Should See 5 Things You Didn't Know About Lars von Trier, Who's Going Back to Work 5 Things You Didn't Know About Lars von Trier, Who's Going Back to Work The Eerie Connection Between 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Tomorrowland' The Eerie Connection Between 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Tomorrowland' Digging Into the Cannes Lineup: More Vet Auteurs and Women, No Netflix Digging Into the Cannes Lineup: More Vet Auteurs and Women, No Netflix You Can Now Read Over 200,000 Leaked Sony Emails and Documents You Can Now Read Over 200,000 Leaked Sony Emails and Documents 7 Things to Learn from 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner About Compelling Storytelling (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO) 7 Things to Learn from 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner About Compelling Storytelling (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Venice Film Festival Showcases Auteurs Miyazaki, Cuaron, Gilliam, Schrader, Frears, and Reichardt

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 25, 2013 at 10:56AM

The Venice Film Festival gets under way August 28 with Alfonso Cuaron's previously announced 3-D opener "Gravity," starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, and closes with Tierry Ragobert’s $20 million 3-D documentary “Amazonia."
0
Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'
Voltage Pictures Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

The Venice Film Festival gets under way August 28 with Alfonso Cuaron's previously announced 3-D opener "Gravity," starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, and closes with Tierry Ragobert’s $20 million 3-D documentary “Amazonia."

Other films not in competition include the return of "Pieta" Golden Lion winner Kim Ki-duk with "Moebius," which is banned in South Korea reportedly for "scenes of self-castration and incest"; Shinji Aramaki's 3-D animated "Space Pirate Captain Harlock," Steven Knight's "Locke," starring Tom Hardy, Sang-il Lee's "Unforgiven," starring Ken Watanabe, Australian Greg McLean's "Wolf Creek," starring Philipe Klaus, Horizons jury chief Paul Schrader's crowd-funded "The Canyons," starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, Ettore Scola's "Che strano chiamarsi Federico Scola racconta Fellini," and Andzej Wajda's (Walesa. Man of Hope").

Out of competition documentaries include "When Zappa Came to Sicily," featuring the Frank Zappa family, Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong expose "The Armstrong Lie," and Frederick Wiseman's "At Berkeley."

Among the global auteurs making world premieres at Venice are Hayao Miyazaki with animated feature “The Wind Rises,” which just opened well in Japan, frequent attendee Terry Gilliam with "The Zero Theorem," starring Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swinton; Jonathan Glazer, whose sci-fi thriller "Under the Skin" stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien; Kelly Reichardt with environmental terrorist drama "Night Moves,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Sarsgaard and Dakota Fanning; Quebecois Xavier Dolan, 24, with psychological thriller “Tom at the Farm"; and Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai's “Ana Arabia."

The U.S. is supplying a sizable 18 American features in the official selection, seven in competition, including for the first time documentaries such as Errol Morris's “The Unknown Known: the Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld.” James Franco adapts Cormac McCarthy's “Child of God”; David Gordon Green sets thriller “Joe" in Texas, starring Nicolas Cage; and JFK assassination drama “Parkland,” the directorial debut of screenwriter Peter Landesman, is produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and stars Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, and Billy Bob Thornton.

The U.K. contingent's competition titles include Stephen Frears' adoption drama “Philomena,” starring Judi Dench (The Weinstein Co.), U.K./Brit co-production “Tracks,” starring Mia Wasikowska as a woman who trekked 1,678 miles through the Australian outback in 1977, from U.S director John Curran and “The King’s Speech” producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning.

This article is related to: Venice Film Festival, Festivals


E-Mail Updates