Venice Film Festival 2017

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Victoria And Abdul Victoria And Abdul
Victoria And Abdul and Loving Pablo
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: S Craig Zahler; Writer: S Craig Zahler; Stars: Jennifer Carpenter, Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, Marc Blucas, Tom Guiry, Udo Kier, Rob Morgan, Geno Segers, Dan Amboyer, Fred Melamed, Clark Johnson, Pooja Kumar, Michael Medeiros, Mustafa Shakir, Dion Mucciacito)
A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
Fiction
Casa D’Altri (Country: Italy; Year: 2003; Director: Paolo Tripodi; Writer: Federico Fanelli, Giuliano Miniati, Paolo Tripodi; Stars: Ekaterina Arkharova, Maria Pia Calzone)
Special Events
Cuba And The Cameraman (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jon Alpert)
Portrait of Cuba, following the lives of Fidel Castro and three Cuban families affected by his policies over the last four decades.
Documentary
The Devil And Father Amorth (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: William Friedkin; Writer: William Friedkin, Mark Kermode; Stars: Gabriele Amorth)
Documenting an exorcism.
Documentary
Diva! (Country: Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Francesco Patierno)
Story of Valentina Cortese.
Fiction
Happy Winter (Buon inverno) (Country: Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Giovanni Totaro)
Documentary about the economic crisis told through the lives of families near the beach of Palermo.
Documentary
Il Signor Rotopeter (Country: Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Antonietta De Lillo )
Drama.
Fiction
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (Country: US, Canada; Year: 2017; Director: Chris Smith; Stars: Jim Carrey)
A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.
Documentary
Loving Pablo (Country: Spain, Bulgaria; Year: 2017; Director: Fernando León de Aranoa; Writer: Fernando León de Aranoa, Virginia Vallejo; Stars: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Peter Sarsgaard, David Ojalvo, David Valencia, Julieth Restrepo, Lillian Blankenship, Nathan Cooper, Mark Basnight, Joavany Alvarez, Matthew Moreno, Diego Landaeta, Ricardo Niño)
A journalist embarks on a romance with the drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Fiction
Making Of Michael Jackson's Thriller (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jerry Kramer)
Documentary about the groundbreaking video hit.
Special Events
Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D (Year: 2017; Director: John Landis)
Modern enhancement of the original cult video.
Special Events
La Mélodie (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Rachid Hami; Writer: Rachid Hami, Guy Laurent, Valérie Zenatti; Stars: Kad Merad, Samir Guesmi, Alfred Renely, Jean-Luc Vincent, Tatiana Rojo, Slimane Dazi, Mathieu Spinosi, Zakaria-Tayeb Lazab, Youssouf Gueye, Mouctar Diawara, Shirel Nataf, Anaïs Meiringer, Amine Chir, Claudine Vinasithamby, Idaya Haddouche)
A jaded violinist begins to reconnect with the world when he starts to teach a class of youngsters.
Fiction
My Generation (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: David Batty; Writer: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais; Stars: Michael Caine, Joan Collins, Lulu, Paul McCartney, Twiggy, Roger Daltrey, Marianne Faithfull, Terry O'Neill, David Puttnam, David Bailey, Sandie Shaw, Penelope Tree, Mary Quant, Bárbara Hulanicki)
The story of Michael Caine's personal journey through Sixties London.
Documentary
Our Souls at Night (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Ritesh Batra; Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, based on the novel by Kent Haruf; Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Judy Greer, Matthias Schoenaerts, Iain Armitage, Bruce Dern, Leana Lewis, Phyllis Somerville, Kyrannio Margaros, Audrey Walters, Hawley Penfold, Amanda Kallander, Michael Love Toliver, Anthoula Katsimatides, Ted Maritz)
After widowed neighbors Addie and Louis begin sleeping in bed together platonically to alleviate their loneliness, a real romance begins to blossom.
Fiction
Outrage Coda (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Takeshi Kitano; Writer: Takeshi Kitano; Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tatsuo Nadaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Hakuryû, Ikuji Nakamura, Sansei Shiomi, Yutaka Matsushige, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Nao Ohmori, Ren Ôsugi, Pierre Taki, Ittoku Kishibe, Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi, Taizô Harada)
Third and final part of the Yakuza saga.
Fiction
The Private Life Of A Modern Woman (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: James Toback; Writer: James Toback; Stars: Sienna Miller, Alec Baldwin, Charles Grodin, Colleen Camp, John Buffalo Mailer, Nick Mathews, Oliver 'Power' Grant, Steven Prescod)
Drama,
Fiction
Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France; Year: 2017; Director: Michael R Roskam; Writer: Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré, Michaël R. Roskam; Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Kerem Can, Sam Louwyck, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Igor van Dessel, Stefaan Degand, Corentin Lobet, Gaël Maleux, Guray Nalbant, Dimitry Loubry, Charley Pasteleurs)
In the Belgian underworld, a secret threatens a couple's romance.
Fiction
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (Country: US, Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Stephen Nomura Schible; Stars: Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Documentary about the award-winning composer and musician.
Documentary
This Is Congo (Country: US, Congo; Year: 2017; Director: Daniel McCabe)
Documentary about conflict in the DRC.
Documentary
Victoria And Abdul (Country: UK, US; Year: 2017; Director: Stephen Frears; Writer: Lee Hall, based on the book by Shrabani Basu; Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Simon Callow, Fenella Woolgar, Julian Wadham, Benjamin Haigh, Ruth McCabe, Lasco Atkins, Jonathan Harden, Deano Bugatti)
Queen Victoria's friendship with a young Indian clerk.
Fiction
Wormwood (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Errol Morris; Stars: Peter Sarsgaard )
Hybrid docudrama exploring the death of Cold War scientist Frank Olson and his son's efforts to discover the truth.
Fiction
Zama (Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Netherlands, US, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Lebanon, Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Lucrecia Martel; Writer: Antonio Di Benedetto, Lucrecia Martel; Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Rafael Spregelburd, Nahuel Cano, Daniel Veronese, Mariana Nunes, Carlos Defeo)
A 17th century army officer in Ascuncion, awaits transfer to Buenos Aires.
Fiction
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