Venice 73rd: 10 Days of Films in the Lagoon

Just a few days away from the 73rd Edition of the Venice Film Festival. The event held every year at the end of summer that brings to the Lido of Venice some of the most notable international filmmakers raising awareness on major social and cultural issues while bringing together a global star system all topped by the inevitable glitter & glamour of the movie industry.

73rd Edition of the Venice Film Festival - Poster
73rd Edition of the Venice Film Festival – Poster

From August 31st to September 10th, the exhibition, organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta and under the direction of Alberto Barbera since 2012, will offer screenings of high-level films throughout the day. This year, the jury will be chaired by Sam Mendes.

The festival will open on August 30th in Sala Darsena, with the restored version of the 1960 classic “Everybody Go Home” by Luigi Comencini for the category Venice Classics. Here, you will find the full program and the information to buy single tickets or subscriptions.

In this 73rd Edition of the Venice Film Festival, we find 20 films contending in the official selection for the title of best movie. Many films from the US, including: the tribute to Hollywood musicals, “La La Land” (August 31st) starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone and directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash); a couple’s story starring Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz, “The Light Between Oceans” (September 1st); Tom Ford’s return to feature film (after the superb “A Single Man”) with “Nocturnal Animals” (September 2nd) and starring among others Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams; and the post apocalyptic reality of “The Bad Batch” by Ana Lily Amirpour combining actors with different experiences from Keanu Reeves to Jim Carrey and others.

La La Land (2016 Movie) Official Teaser Trailer – ‘City Of Stars’

Great anticipation for the US-Chile co-production “Jackie” the portrait of the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with Natalie Portman. Also in competition, we have new works by directors such as Francois Ozon, Wim Wenders, Terrence Malick and Emir Kusturica.

Natalie Portman in Jackie
Natalie Portman in Jackie

Other co-productions will take center stage in Venice, one between Argentina and Spain, a Franco-Belgian movie, and one with Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany and Norway. The Italian titles in competition are 3: “These Days” by Giuseppe Piccioni recounting the story of four young college students struggling with their lives. Roan Johnson’s “Feather”, the ironic comedy about the unexpected pregnancy of two teenagers; and “Spira Mirabilis”, a documentary by Massimo D’Anolfi and Martina Parenti that draws a parallel between the “marvelous spiral”, the symbol of perfection and infinity that is wrapped continuously around its pole without ever reaching it, to mankind’s attempts to cope with life and death.


“Questi giorni” / “These Days” by Giuseppe Piccioni – Official Trailer

Great anticipation for the movies in both the Horizons and Hors Concours sections. Among the countries participating in the Horizons, we find Senegal, Hong Kong, Israel, Tunisia and many others. Among the Hors Concours entries, highly expected “Hacksaw Ridge”, the war movie by Mel Gibson, and “The Magnificent Seven”, Antoine Fuqua remake of the classic 1960 Western directed by John Sturges Charles Bronson and Steve McQueen.

Other subsections include a training workshop for aspiring filmmakers with small budgets, Biennale College – Cinema, and an interesting workshop for the post production of the movies from Africa and the Middle East, Final Cut in Venice.


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