Downsizing opened the festival Downsizing opened the festival

The Venice film festival notches up its 74th festival in 2017. Running from August 30 to September 8, it opened with Alexander Payne's Downsizing. The Golden Lion was won by Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape Of Water.

British filmmaker Stephen Frears (Prick Up Your Ears) will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award. Jane Fonda and Robert Redford will receive Golden Lion awards, while their film Our Souls At Night will premiere out of competition.

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Foxtrot
Foxtrot
A family's world is rocked when they are told about the death of their son.
The Insult
The Insult
A spat between Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee leads to division between their two communities.
Downsizing
Downsizing
Satire about a man who starts to think he would have a better life if only he could shrink himself.
Brawl in Cell Block 99
Brawl in Cell Block 99
A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
Agnelli
Agnelli
The story of Gianni Agnelli, the legendary Italian industrialist and playboy, as told by family, friends, lovers, professional confidantes and rivals.
Caniba
Caniba
A film that reflects on the discomfiting significance of cannibalistic desire in human history and culture through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his unsettling relationship with his brother.
Human Flow
Human Flow
An exploration into the global refugee crisis.
The Rape Of Recy Taylor
The Rape Of Recy Taylor
A documentary about the rape of a black Alabama woman by six white men in 1944, and its consequences.
The Shape Of Water
The Shape Of Water
A woman who works in a secret government lab discovers a classified experiment.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
A grieving mother takes on a town's police chief after the murder of her daughter goes unsolved.
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Chaos theory
Samuel Maoz on Silver Lion winner Foxtrot
Campillo’s beat goes on
Director on AIDS drama 120 BPM, writing from the heart and collaboration
On the road
Paolo Virzì on Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren and The Leisure Seeker
Taking the waters
Samuel Maoz and Lior Ashkenazi on Foxtrot
What makes a Martyr?
Mazen Khaled on male identity, death and freedom in his Biennale College film.
Venice 2017: Downsizing, Suburbicon and The Shape Of Water
Whimsical opener shrinks in face of Clooney satire and Del Toro creature feature.
Keeping score
Director Giorgio Ferrero on music and memory in his documentary hybrid Beautiful Things.
Mining the mystery
Alena Lodkina on neo-realism, longing and outsider perspective in Strange Colours.
News of a death
Lior Ashkenazi on Foxtrot and going to the edge of his emotions
Heart of the matter
Katell Quillévéré on Heal The Living, organ donation and E.T.

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