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Celebrating its 72nd edition in 2015, Venice Film Festival will run from September 2 to 12, opening with Baltasar Kormakur's Everest and closing with Mr Six, directed by Hu Guan. The Official Competition films vie for the Golden Lion.
Seven films will also compete in the Film Critics' Week section, which this year marks its 30th year. To celebrate, Peter Mullan will be guest of honour and receive the Saturnia Prize – SIC 30 Special Award – after his film Orphans (which will also screen) was voted the best debut to ever be screened at the event.
Director Betrand Tavernier received a Lifetime Golden Lion ward and Brian De Palma received the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award.
View Films by Strand:
- Biennale College - Cinema
- International Critics' Week
- Out Of Competition
- Venezia 72 - Official Competition
- Venice Classics
- Venice Days
View previous years coverage of the Venice Film Festival festival:
Venice Latest Reviews
Everyday life in a Mongolian community turns into a Dantesque journey. Documentary.
After an encounter with death a teenager will do anything to make sure she's alive.
In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, a woman crosses the American Southwest, deconstructing the world around her.
The true story of the Puccio Clan. A family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.
A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated but where a genetic glitch means some people can still fall in love.
Fable about the rise of fascism set in post-First World War Europe.
A mother unexpectedly meets her son's fiancée at a villa in Sicily and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive.
Story of a bull handler who dreams of a career in the world of fashion.
Zev has a mission: to avenge family, murdered 70 years ago by a Nazi guard who lives under an assumed identity in America.
A rock star's holiday is interrupted by the arrival of her old flame and his daughter.
Venice Film Festival Features
Venice Film Festival News
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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