Seventy-First Edition of the oldest film festival will be inaugurated and film dignitaries with semi spirit admiring crowd has gathered at the small spa and beach resort of Lido, a small piece of Venetian lagoon from St Mark’s Square. Here, the festival boss Alberto Barbera prepared a prime selection of world cinema and the like together with the ice cream and the Renaissance of the host country’s absolute pride: Italian film.
The news that Roy Andersson competing for the Golden Lion with “A pigeon sat on a branch and musing on life “has already been celebrated by on these pages. On Tuesday of next week’s world premiere of what the 71-year-old author describes as “39 grand swoop as the beautiful, the terrible and the fun of life.” Someone said this film story poem does not have but well, again according to its creator, a good chance to win.
Among the 19 grants as Andersson’s film must outdo seen some tough competitors. Mexican González Iñárritus opening film “Birdman” Michael Keaton burned superhero star in the process of giving the venerable Broadway stage an attempt. Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis and Naomi Watts flank. RENOWNED is also cast in “Mangel Horn,” David Gordon Green’s drama about lost love with Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine and Al Pacino in the title role.
The Asian efforts promises Japanese “Tetsuo” -regissören Shinya Tsukamotos “Nobi” , a safe eccentric remake of Kon Ichikawas extremely välbetitlade “The Cruel War” (1959) and “Tales” / “Ghesse-ha,” a series of portraits of Iranian women Rakhshan Bani-E’temad, “Iranian film first lady.”
From a well represented Europe tells French Xavier Beauvois about what happened in Vevey, Switzerland on time Chaplin died in “La RANCON de la gloire” and in Benoît Jacquot’s melodrama “3 Coeurs” ports Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve in situations we promise you, will be glad to get rid of themselves. With “The Cut” concludes German-Turkish Fatih Akin on “Love, Death and the Devil” -trilogi he started with “Against the Wall” (2004) and “The Edge of Heaven” (2007). This epic of one man’s search for his two daughters started in Mardin province of Turkey in 1915, moving later to both Cuba and the United States.
Among the curiosities seen Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence,” the sequel to “The act of killing “, where the perpetrators of the massacre in Indonesia in 1965 staged his own deeds. Now give us Oppenheimer victims versions. Exactly what “Im Keller” is all about and we will return to. Director Ulrich Seidl is Austrian. Portuguese Manoel De Oliveira, 106 years in December, has made a short film, “O Velho do Restelo” where Don Quixote goes on the garden party.
43 was Pier Paolo Pasolini by its Death 2 November 1975 Italy’s own great contribution allows Abel Ferrara portray this date in “Pasolini”. Willem Dafoe seems typecastad in the title role. We come back on this as well. Like the course of Roy, “Pigeon” and Leo.