The 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival will run from August 30 to September 9. It will open with Comandante and close with Society Of The Snow. Please bear with us while we input the programme.

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Sky Peals
Sky Peals
A lonely man starts to piece together the story of his estranged father after his death and discovers the older man didn't believe he was human.
Hesitation Wound
Hesitation Wound
A criminal lawyer faces difficult moral and emotional choices.
Hoard
Hoard
1984, London: Seven-year-old Maria and her mother live in their own loving world built on sorting through bins and collecting shiny rubbish. One night, their world falls apart, and we join Maria a decade later, living with her foster mother.
In The Land Of Saints And Sinners
In The Land Of Saints And Sinners
A retired assassin finds himself drawn into a game of cat and mouse.
Gasoline Rainbow
Gasoline Rainbow
A group of teenagers go on a road trip.
Green Border
Green Border
Multifaceted drama about the plight of refugees on the Belarus/Poland border.
Io Capitano
Io Capitano
Two Senegalese teenagers try to realise their dream of a new life in Europe.
The Promised Land
The Promised Land
In 1755, the impoverished Captain Ludvig Kahlen sets out to conquer the harsh, uninhabitable Danish heath with a seemingly impossible goal; to build a colony in the name of the King.
Origin
Origin
An exploration of the roots of racism as experienced in the US.
The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar
The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar
The tale of a gambler who develops magical powers.
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Venice Film Festival Features

Bonello, the time traveller
France’s maverick on sci-fi, loneliness, music and working with Léa Seydoux
Entering the dream
Bertrand Bonello discusses Coma and The Beast
Just trying to live
Sébastien Vanicek on suburban life in France, spiders and Infested
Seeing through his eyes
Iggy London on leading with emotion in Area Boy
Action with heart
Jack Gleeson on the legacy of Joffrey, working with the greats and In The Land Of Saints And Sinners
Space and time
Stefanie Kolk on her approach to the grieving process in Melk
In the service of the story
Matteo Garrone on fairy tales and Italy’s Oscar submission, Io Capitano
Comedic bite
Ariane Louis-Seize on injecting Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person with humour
A sporting chance
Julia Fuhr Mann on exploring athletic bias and looking beyond the binary in Life Is Not A Competition, But I'm Winning
'Life in general is a matter of freedom'
Tommaso Santambrogio tells us about his debut Oceans Are The Real Continents
Winds of change
Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir on depicting modern Mongolia and Shamanism onscreen in City Of Wind
Restoring history
God Is A Woman director Andres Peyrot on bringing a film back to a community and engaging in dialogue about it
Meet Ruggero Deodato
The legendary director of Cannibal Holocaust discusses his career

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