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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."
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VENICE FILM FESTIVAL — IN COMPETITION

“Es-Stouh” (The Rooftops), Merzak Allouache (Algeria-France)

“L’intrepido” Gianni Amelio (Italy)

“Miss Violence,” Alexandros Avranas (Greece)

“Tracks,” John Curran (U.K.-Australia)

“Via Castellana Bandiera,” Emma Dante (Italy-Switzerland-France)

“Tom at the Farm,” Xavier Dolan (Canada-France)

“Child of God,” James Franco (U.S.)

“Philomena,” Stephen Frears (U.K.)

“La Jalousie,” Philippe Garrel (France)

“The Zero Theorem,” Terry Gilliam (U.K.-U.S.)

“Ana Arabia,” Amos Gitai (Israel-France)

“Under the Skin,” Jonathan Glazer (U.K.-U.S.)

“Joe,” David Gordon Green (U.S.)

“Die Frau des Polizisten” (The Police Officer’s Wife) Philip Groning (Germany)

“Kaze tachinu,” Hayao Miyazaki (Japan)

“The Unknown Known: the Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld,” Errol Morris (U.S.)

“Night Moves,” Kelly Reichardt (U.S.)

“Parkland,” Peter Landesman (U.S.)

“Sacro GRA,” Gianfranco Rosi (Italy)

“Jiaoyou” (Stray Dogs), Tsai Ming-liang (Taiwan-France)


OUT OF COMPETITION

“Space Pirate Captain Harlock,” Aramaki Shinji (Japan)

“Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron (U.S.) (Opener)

“Moebius,” Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)

“Locke,” Steven Knight (U.K.)

“Yurusarezaru mono” (Unforgiven), Lee Sang-Il (Japan)

”Wolf Creek 2,” Greg McLean (Australia)

“Die Andere Heimat — Chronik einer Sehnsucht” (Home from Home — Chronicle of a Vision), Edgar Reitz (Germany)

“The Canyons,” Paul Schrader (U.S.)

“Che strano chiamarsi Federico Scola racconta Fellini,” Ettore Scola (Italy)

“Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei” (Walesa. Man of Hope), Andrzej Wajda, Ewa Brodzka (Poland)


OUT OF COMPETITION — DOCUMENTARIES

“Summer 82 When Zappa Came to Sicily,” Salvo Cuccia (Italy-U.S.)

“Pine Ridge,” Anna Eborn (Denmark)

“The Armstrong Lie,” Alex Gibney (U.S.)

“Ukraina ne Bordel” (Ukraine Is Not Brothel), Kitty Green (Australia)

”Amazonia,” Thierry Ragobert (France-Brazil) (Closer)

“Feng Ai” (‘Til Madness Do Us Apart), Wang Bing (Hong Kong-China-France-Japan)

“At Berkeley,” Frederick Wiseman (U.S.)


HORIZONS

“Je m’appelle Hmmm…,” Agnes B. (France)

“Bauyr” (Little Brother), Serik Aprymov (Kazakhstan)

“Il terzo tempo,” Enrico Maria Artale (Italy)

“Eastern Boys,” Robin Campillo (France)

“Palo Alto,” Gia Coppola (U.S.)

“Ruin,” Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Michael Cody (Australia)

“Mahi Va Gorbeh” (Fish and Cat), Shahram Mokri (Iran)

“Vi ar bast!” (We Are the Best!) Lukas Moodysson (Sweden-Denmark)

“Wolfskinder” (Wolfschildren), Rick Ostermann (Germany)

“La vida despues,” David Pablos (Mexico)

“Algunas Chicas,” Santiago Palavecino (Argentina)

“Medeas,” Andrea Pallaoro (U.S.-Italy)

“Still Life,” Uberto Pasolini (U.K.)

“Piccola Patria,” Alessandro Rossetto (Italy)

“La prima neve,” Andrea Segre (Italy)

“Jigoku de naze warui,” (Why Don’t You Play in Hell?) Sono Sion (Japan)

“The Sacrament,” Ti West (U.S.)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.