Wednesday, July 27, 2011

World Premieres Announced for 68th Venice Film Festival

The 68th Venice Film Festival runs from August 31 - September 10. American film director Darren Aronofsky has been announced Head of the Jury. Just announced, here are the films with World Premieres scheduled at the Festival:

Alps (Yorgos Lanthimos)
A Burning Hot Summer (Philippe Garrel)
Carnage (Roman Polanski)
Chicken With Plums (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud)
Contagion (Steven Soderbergh)
A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg)
Dark Horse (Todd Solondz)
The Exchange (Eran Kolirin)
Faust (Alexander Sokurov)
La Folie Almayer (Chantel Akerman)
Himizu (Sion Sono)
The Ides of March (George Clooney)
I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful (Jonathan Demme)
Killer Joe (William Friedkin)
Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrera)
The Moth Diaries (Mary Harron)
Quando la Notte (Cristina Comencini)
Sal (James Franco)
Seediq Bale (Wei Te-sheng)
Shame (Steve McQueen)
Terraferma (Emanuele Crialese)
Texas Killing Fields (Ami Canaan Mann)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Tomas Alfredson)
L'ultimo Terrestre (Gipi)
W.E. (Madonna)

Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold)


  1. now thats a festival lineup worth travelling for. but seriously who would want to go to venice after seeing don't look now?

  2. Such a great line-up. I have been to Venice (actually come to think of it, it would have been early September 2009 :-p) but I wasn't out on the streets at night. That film is terrifying!

  3. it's certainly one that's stayed in my head for years afterwards.

  4. Dammit! Now I wish was Canadian. I want to see all of these movies (except for Madonna's film).

  5. I'm sorry. I had a brain-fart. Man, the line-up for Venice looks great.

  6. Haha. That's cool. There are a lot of films playing at both. Most of them are premiering at Venice before hitting Toronto! Schedules came out on the same day, with Venice to be releasing theirs a little more staggered...

  7. My post tomorrow has some relevance with this :D

    What I'd do to be apart of the Venice Film Festival.

  8. That is one fine lineup. If I win the lottery all of us are going.

  9. Hell of a line up. Especially Ides of March, Shame, A Dangerous Method, Contagion seem awesome! Wouldn't mind seeing all the rest either :D

  10. All those you mention I cannot wait for. Ides of March trailer was released today. I resisted the urge to watch it, but if you like Gosling, Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, they are appearing in several hotly-anticipated releases. The Ides of March, Drive, Shame and A Dangerous Method. Throw in a new Polanski film, a new Soderbergh film, and this makes a hell of a line-up!