First Man opened the festival First Man opened the festival

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 received the Glory To The Filmmaker award and Vanessa Redgrave was honoured for lifetime achievement. The festival hosted a tribute to David Cronenberg, including a masterclass by the director.

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The Nightingale
The Nightingale
A young convict in a penal colony seeks revenge.
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
The story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country.
The Mountain
The Mountain
A young man who was raised by his emotional stunted father goes to work with his mentor, a doctor who performs lobotomies and shock therapy.
Never Look Away
Never Look Away
A tormented young German artist who has fled to the west becomes convinced he has met the love of his life.
Charlie Says
Charlie Says
Three women whose death sentences for the Manson murder case were commuted to life are taught by a graduate student, who witnesses their transformation.
Carmine Street Guitars
Carmine Street Guitars
A shop resisting gentrification.
A young wannabe milliner in Budapest meets a man connected to her past and begins to uncover family secrets.
A man assumes a new responsibility for his niece as a potential guardian.
Living The Light - Robby Müller
Living The Light - Robby Müller
Documentary about the director of photography, featuring his personal archive.
The Quietude
The Quietude
Drama about two sisters after they are reunited following their father's stroke.
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Venice Film Festival Features

Threshold of the screen
Rick Alverson on Denis Lavant's threshold move, Disney, and music in The Mountain
Resonances beyond
László Nemes on fairy tales, Murnau's Sunrise, and Sunset (Napszállta)
Beautiful and poetic
Mikhaël Hers on Vincent Lacoste, Stacy Martin, Isaure Multrier, Greta Scacchi and Amanda
Innocent and ominous
László Nemes on TS Eliot, caves of darkness and the innocent and ominous in Sunset
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.
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