Venice Film Festival 2018

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The Quietude The Quietude
The Quietude and Carmine Street Guitars
American Dharma (Country: US, UK; Year: 2018; Director: Errol Morris; Stars: Stephen Bannon)
Documentary about far-right activist Steve Bannon.
Aquarela (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Viktor Kossakovsky; Writer: Viktor Kossakovsky, Aimara Reques)
A cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water.
Carmine Street Guitars (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ron Mann; Writer: Len Blum; Stars: Rick Kelly, Jim Jarmusch, Charlie Sexton, Eszter Balint, Dave Hill, Jamie Hince, Kirk (The Roots) Douglas, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, Lenny Kaye, Cindy Hulej, Eleanor Friedberger, Stewart Hurwood, Christine Bougie, Travis Good)
A shop resisting gentrification.
Dragged Across Concrete (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: S Craig Zahler; Writer: S Craig Zahler; Stars: Mel Gibson, Jennifer Carpenter, Vince Vaughn, Laurie Holden, Don Johnson, Michael Jai White, Thomas Kretschmann, Udo Kier, Tory Kittles, Andrew Dunbar, Fred Melamed, Giacomo Baessato, Myles Truitt, Trezzo Mahoro, Adam Tsekhman)
A pair of cops suspended for strong-arm tactics descend into the criminal underworld.
Driven (Country: UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: Nick Hamm; Writer: Colin Bateman; Stars: Lee Pace, Judy Greer, Erin Moriarty, Jason Sudeikis, Corey Stoll, Justin Bartha, Michael Cudlitz, Tara Summers, Iddo Goldberg, Yuji Okumoto, Asher Miles Fallica, Tyler Crumley, Isabel Arraiza, Brian Tester, Jeffrey Holsman)
Biopic tracking the friendship between John DeLorean and FBI informant Jim Hoffman.
Dragged Across Concrete Dragged Across Concrete
Dragged Across Concrete and Introduzione all’Oscuro
El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema (Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Serbia; Year: 2018; Director: Emir Kusturica)
Documentary about Uruguayan president Pepe Mujica.
Introduzione all’Oscuro (Country: Austria, Argentina; Year: 2018; Director: Gastón Solnicki; Writer: Gastón Solnicki; Stars: Gastón Solnicki)
Cinematic tribute to Hans Hurch, the long-time director of Vienna Film Festival.
ISIS, Tomorrow The Lost Souls of Mosul (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Francesca Mannocchi, Alessio Romenzi)
Documentary.
l'Amica Geniale (Country: Italy, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Saverio Costanza; Stars: Elisa Del Genio, Ludovica Nasti, Margherita Mazzucco, Gaia Girace)
Miniseries.
A Letter To A Friend In Gaza (Country: Israel; Year: 2018; Director: Amos Gitai)
A Star Is Born A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born and Shadow
Mi Obra Maestra (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2018; Director: Gastón Duprat; Writer: Gastón Duprat; Stars: Guillermo Francella, Luis Brandoni, Raúl Arévalo, Mónica Duprat, Andrea Frigerio, Guillermo Francella, Luis Brandoni, Raúl Arévalo, Mónica Duprat, Andrea Frigerio)
Comedy about a scheming art gallery owner.
Monrovia, Indiana (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Frederick Wiseman)
Documentary look at the small town of the title.
The Quietude (La Quietud) (Country: Argentina, France; Year: 2018; Director: Pablo Trapero; Writer: Alberto Rojas Apel, Pablo Trapero; Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Bérénice Bejo, Martina Gusman, Joaquín Furriel, Graciela Borges, Edgar Ramírez, Bérénice Bejo, Martina Gusman, Joaquín Furriel, Graciela Borges)
Drama about two sisters after they are reunited following their father's stroke.
Shadow (Ying) (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Zhang Yimou; Writer: Zhang Yimou, Li Wei; Stars: Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan, Wang Jingchun, Hu Jun, Guan Xiaotong, Wu Leo)
The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it.
A Star Is Born (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Bradley Cooper; Writer: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, William A. Wellman, Robert Carson; Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos, Bonnie Somerville, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Harney, DJ 'Shangela' Pierce, Willam Belli, Steven Ciceron, Rebecca Field, Rafi Gavron, Andrew Michaels, Jacob Taylor)
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.
The Trial The Trial
The Trial and The Summer House
The Summer House (Les Estivants) (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi; Writer: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Agnès de Sacy; Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Yolande Moreau, Noémie Lvovsky, Pierre Arditi, Valeria Golino, Laurent Stocker, Bruno Raffaelli, Marisa Borini, Stefano Cassetti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Anthony Ursin, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Yolande Moreau, Noémie Lvovsky, Pierre Arditi)
A woman coping with a recent break up goes on holiday with her daughter.
The Trial (Process) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2018; Director: Sergei Loznitsa)
Documentary
Una Storia Senza Nome (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2018; Director: Roberto Andò; Writer: Roberto Andò, Angelo Pasquini, Giacomo Bendotti; Stars: Micaela Ramazzotti, Alessandro Gassman, Laura Morante, Jerzy Skolimowski, Renato Carpentieri, Antonio Catania, Gaetano Bruno, Micaela Ramazzotti, Alessandro Gassman, Laura Morante, Jerzy Skolimowski, Renato Carpentieri, Antonio Catania, Gaetano Bruno)
A young writer finds herself embroiled in a mystery.
Your Face (Ni De Lian) (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2018; Director: Tsai Ming-liang)
Digital experiment considering the human face.
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