Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Venice Film Festival – 63rd edition August 30 – September 9, 2006

The 63rd edition of the Venice Film Festival will take place from August 30 to September 9, 2006. It will be articulated according to the established outline: the Venice 63 section will present the films competing for the Golden Lion, some of the most important works of the year will be shown Out of Competition, while Orizzonti will provide a picture of new trends in cinema.

The Biennale di Venezia occurs every two years and is one of the most exclusive film shows exhibiting new and alternative producers from around the world. It is also an opportunity for film producers, actors, critics and film buffs to get together and discuss where things are going in the film industry. It is 10 days of films, showing in numerous theaters, and is probably the only occasion for us to see some of the productions.

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The films competing this year are:

Barbara ALBERT Fallen Austria - 88’
Nina Proll, Birgit Minichmayr, Ursula Strauss

Gianni AMELIO La stella che non c’è Italy, France, Switzerland, Singapore - 103’
Sergio Castellitto, Tai Ling

Darren ARONOFSKY The Fountain USA - 96’
Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz

Allen COULTER Hollywoodland USA - 126’
Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck, Bob Hoskins

Emanuele CRIALESE Nuovomondo (Golden Door) Italy, France - 120’
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa

Alfonso CUARÓN Children of Men UK, USA - 114’
Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine

Brian DE PALMA The Black Dahlia USA - 120’
Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr, Fiona Shaw

Emilio ESTEVEZ Bobby. Work in progress USA - 120’
Sharon Stone, Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Lindsay Lohan, Laurence Fishburne

Stephen FREARS The Queen UK, France, Italy - 97’
Helen Mirren, James Cromwell, Michael Sheen

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN Daratt Ciad, France, Belgium, Austria - 96’
Ali Barkai, Youssouf Djoro, Hisseine Aziza

Benoît JACQUOT L’intouchable France - 82’
Isild Le Besco, Bérangère Bonvoisin, Marc Barbé

KON Satoshi Paprika Japan - 90’

Joachim LAFOSSE Nue propriété Belgium, Luxembourg, France - 92’
Isabelle Huppert, Jérémie Renier, Yannick Renier

ÔTOMO Katsuhiro Mushi-shi Japan - 131’
Joe Odagiri, Makiko Esumi, Nao Omori

Alain RESNAIS Private Fears in Public Places France, Italy - 120’
Lambert Wilson, Sabine Azema, André Dussollier, Laura Morante, Pierre Arditi, Isabelle Carré

Jean-Marie STRAUB, Danièle HUILLET Quei loro incontri Italy, France - 68’
Angela Nugara, Vittorio Vigneti, Grazia Orsi

Johnnie TO Exiled Hong Kong, China - 98’
Francis Ng, Nick Cheung, Simon Yam, Anthony Wong

TSAI Ming-Liang Hei yanquan (I don’t want to sleep alone) Taiwan, France, Austria - 115’
Kang-Sheng Lee, Shiang-Chyi Chen, Atun Norman

Paul VERHOEVEN Zwartboek Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, UK - 135’
Carice van Houten, Thom Hoffman, Sebastian Koch, Halina Reijn

Ivan VYRYPAEV Ejforija Russia - 74’
Polina Agureeva, Maxim Ushakov, Mikhail Okunev

Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL Sang sattawat (Syndromes And A Century) Thailand, France, Austria - 105’
Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas

Important films not competing:

Santiago AMIGORENA Quelques jours en Septembre France, Italy - 112’
Juliette Binoche, John Turturro, Sara Forestier, Nick Nolte

Kenneth BRANAGH The Magic Flute UK - 135’
Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, Benjamin Jay Davis, Lyubov Petrova, René Pape

FENG Xiaogang Yeyan China, Hong Kong - 131’
Ziyi Zhang, Ge You, Daniel Wu

David FRENKEL Devil Wears Prada USA - 110’
Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci

Pavel LOUNGUINE Ostrov Russia - 112’
Petr Mamonov, Dmitry Dyuzhev, Viktor Sukhorukov

David LYNCH Inland Empire USA - 168’
Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Julia Ormond

MIYAZAKI Goro Gedo senki Japan - 115’

Manoel de OLIVEIRA Belle toujours Portugal - 68’
Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier

Oliver STONE World Trade Center USA - 129’
Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

Jaume BALAGUERÒ Para entrar a vivir Spain - 68’
Macarena Gómez, Adrià Collado, Nuria González, Ruth Díaz

CHAN Benny Rob-B-Hood Hong Kong, China - 134’
Jackie Chan, Louis Koo, Michael Hui

FAZLI Bayram Baaz ham sib daari? Iran - 90’
Zabih Afshaar, Leila Mousavi, Ali Yaagoubi

KUROSAWA Kiyoshi Retribution (Sakebi) Japan - 103’
Kôji Yakusho, Manami Konishi, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Joe Odagiri

Neil LABUTE The Wicker Man USA - 97’
Nicolas Cage, Molly Parker, Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski

RYOO Seung-wan Jakpae (The City of Violence) South Korea - 92’
Ryoo Seung-wan, Jung Doo-hong, Lee Bum-soo

Piotr UKLANSKI Summer Love Poland - 93’
Boguslaw Linda, Karel Roden, Katarzyna Figura, Val Kilmer


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Anonymous Asi Nisi Masa said...

See you there?

5:01 PM

Blogger a.c.t said...

Hey Travel! I've been to the Cannes film festival, but I'd love to go to the Venice one, it seems so much more exclusive.

2:22 AM

Blogger Travel Italy said...

ACT I have always had that impression also, I think that it may be because the newsmedia gives more attention to Cannes.

I have been several times over the years. It is a marathon of films...

Some good, some not so good.

5:49 AM


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