The 75th edition of Venice Film Festival ran from August 29 to September 8. It opened with First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle, and closed with Nick Hamm's Driven.

Director Zhang Yimou will receive the Glory To The Filmmaker award and Vanessa Redgrave will also be honoured for lifetime achievement. The festival will also host a tribute to David Cronenberg, including a masterclass by the director.

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At Eternity's Gate
At Eternity's Gate
The last days of Vincent van Gogh.
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
Two assassins set out into the wilderness on the trail of a man with a secret.
Vox Lux
Vox Lux
A survivor of a school shooting goes on to become a pop star.
The Favourite
The Favourite
Two of Queen Anne's acolytes jockey for position.
Suspiria
Suspiria
A nightmare brews in a dance company.
Shadow
Shadow
The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it.
Peterloo
Peterloo
Dramatisation of events surrounding hte 1819 Peterloo Massacre when a pro-democracy rally turn bloody as forces stormed the crowd.
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
An anthology of short films based on a fictional book of “western tales”.
First Man
First Man
Biopic of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
A seasoned musician discovers — and falls in love with — a struggling artist. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.
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Venice Film Festival Features

Inspired by science
Eliza McNitt on Jessica Chastain, Darren Aronofsky and her VR experience Spheres
The view from the tree
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on Germany Oscar submission Never Look Away
Prison of life
Sarah Marx talks about drama The Truk
All fired up
Director Sameh Zoabi on politics and comedy in his satire Tel Aviv On Fire.
Venice 2018: First Man, Peterloo, The Favourite, Roma, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs and Suspiria
Heavy-hitting directors get festival off to a high profile start

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Roma takes Venice Golden Lion
Jury Prize goes to The Favourite
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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