Venice Film Festival 2018

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Arrivederci Saigon (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Wilma Labate; Writer: Wilma Labate, Giampaolo Simi; Stars: Rossella Canaccini, Franca Deni, Daniela Santerini, Viviana Tacchella, Rossella Canaccini, Franca Deni, Daniela Santerini, Viviana Tacchella)
The story of Italian musicians and the Vietnam war.
Blood Kin (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ramin Bahrani; Writer: Ramin Bahrani)
A true-crime story: reflections from Red Oak, Texas, where a teenage son has murdered his father.
Camorra (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Francesco Patierno; Writer: Francesco Patierno, Isaia Sales)
Documentary charting organised crime in Naples using archive footage.
Il Banchiere Anarchico (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Giulio Base; Writer: Giulio Base, Fernando Pessoa; Stars: Giulio Base, Paolo Fosso, Giulio Base, Paolo Fosso)
A dialogue between a wealthy banker and a colleague, explaining how he became an anarchist.
Il ragazzo più felice del mondo (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Gian Alfonso Pacinotti; Writer: Gian Alfonso Pacinotti, Gero Arnone; Stars: Gero Amone, Gian Alfonso Pacinotti, Domenico Procacci, Davide Barbafiera, Chiara Palmeri, Nathanaël Poupin, Mauro Uzzeo, Michele Rossi, Francesco Daniele, Anna Bellato, Kasia Smutniak, Jasmine Trinca, Gero Amone, Gian Alfonso Pacinotti, Domenico Procacci)
This is a true story. There is a person who for over twenty years has been sending letters to all the Italian authors of comic strips, passing himself off as a fifteen-year-old boy.
Magic Lantern (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Amir Naderi; Writer: Amir Naderi; Stars: Monk Serrell Freed, Sophie Lane Curtis, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Beltran, James Jagger, Brandon Sklenar, Ella Edwards, Jeannie Elise Mai, Angelique Maurnae, Brenna Otts, Monk Serrell Freed, Sophie Lane Curtis, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Beltran, James Jagger)
A projectionist becomes involved in a mystery.
School's Out (L’Heure De La Sortie) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Sébastien Marnier; Writer: Sébastien Marnier; Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Emmanuelle Bercot, Gringe)
A group of six classmates harbour a dark and dangerous secret.
The Tree Of Life (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Terrence Malick; Writer: Terrence Malick; Stars: Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt, Hunter McCracken, Sean Penn, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan)
The loss of a son and brother leads to a journey back through memory and the past in search of answers.
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