Update: Venice Film Festival

afp-2785a05958fef5d27956d884c3fa5b70c59c137aSince obviously, I am at Warner Brothers filming the 4th and final season of the CW's Dramedy Hart of Dixie, I have attached an abridged report of the Venice Film Festival from Deadline Hollywood's....  Thanks diva...I owe you one... Underway since August 27th,  is the 71st edition of the world’s oldest international film festival...The Venice Film Festival.  By the last day on September 6th, twenty films will have screened in the main competition. 19 are world premieres with one international premiere and an abundance of titles from Italy, France, the U.S. and the UK.

Among the U.S. titles in competition are Manglehorn with Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine and Chris Messina, Good Kill with Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, January Jones and Zoe Kravitz (both of these will move on to the Toronto Fest next).  Birdman is in competition boasting a cast that includes Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts. Closing-night movie out the week is The Golden Era.

Other expected players turning up in competition are  The Cut starring Tahar Rahim (Carlos); Xavier Beauvois’ La Rançon De La GloireAbel Ferrara’s Pasolini with Willem Dafoe; Benoït Jacquot’s 3 Hearts and David Olehoffen’s Loin Des Hommes with Viggo Mortensen, The Act Of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer returns this year with his documentary The Look Of Silence,  Ramin Bahrani, Roy Andersson and Andrei Konchalovsky are also in the mix.

Full lists of the major sections are below:

COMPETITION Birdman, dir: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (opening film) The Cut, dir: Fatih AKIN A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, dir: Roy Andersson 99 Homes, dir: Ramin Bahrani Tales, dir: Rakhshān Bani E’Temad La Rançon De La Gloire, dir: Xavier Beauvois Hungry Hearts, dir: Saverio Costanzo Le Dernier Coup De Marteau, dir: Alix Delaporte Pasolini, dir: Abel Ferrara Manglehorn, David Gordon Green 3 Hearts, dir: Benôit Jacquot The Postman’s White Nights, dir: Andrei Konchalovsky Il Giovane Favoloso, dir: Mario Martone Sivas, dir: Kaan Mujdeci Anime Nere, dir: Francesco Munzi Good Kill, dir: Andrew Niccol Loin Des Hommes, dir: David Oelhoffen The Look Of Silence, dir: Joshua Oppenheimer Fires On The Plain, dir: Shinya Tsukamoto Red Amnesia, Xiaoshuai Wang

OUT OF COMPETITION Words With Gods, dirs: Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobai, Hideo Nakata, Alex de la Iglesia She’s Funny That Way, dir: Peter Bogdanovich Dearest, dir: Peter Ho-sun Chan Olive Kitteridge, dir: Lisa Cholodenkp Burying The Ex, dir: Joe Dante Perez., dir: Edoardo De Angelis La Zuppa Del Demonio, dir: Davide Ferrario The Sound And The Fury, dir: James Franco Tsili, dir: Amos Gitai La Trattativa, dir: Sabina Guzzanti The Golden Era, dir: Ann Hui (closing film) Make-Up, dir: Im Kwontaek The Humbling, dir: Barry Levinson The Old Man Of Belem, dir: Manoel de Oliveira Italy In A Day, dir: Gabriele Salvatores In The Basement, dir: Ulrich Seidl The Boxtrolls, dirs: Anthony Stacchi, Annable Graham Nymphomaniac Volume II (long version) Director’s Cut, dir: Lars Von Trier

HORIZONS Theeb, dir: Naji Abu Nowar Line Of Credit, dir: Salome Alexi Senza Nessuna Pieta, dir: Michele Alhaique Cymbeline, dir: Michael Almereyda Near Death Experience, dirs: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern La Vita Oscena, dir: Renato De Maria Réalité, dir: Quentin Dupieux I Spy/ I Spy, dirs: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala Hill Of Freedom, dir: Hong Sangsoo Bypass, dir: Duane Hopkins The President, dir: Mohsen Makhmalbaf (opening film) Your Right Mind, dir: Ami Canaan Mann Belluscone, Una Storia Siciliana, dir: Franco Maresco Nabat, Elchin Musaoglu Heaven Knows What, dirs: Josh Safdie, Ben Safdie These Are The Rules, dir: Ognjen Sviliviv Court, dir: Chaitanya Tamhane


Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

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