The 76th edition of the festival - which runs from August 28 to September 7 - will open with Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Truth (La vérité), starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke. The Burnt Orange Heresy directed by Giuseppe Capotondi.

Director Pedro Almodovar and actress Julie Andrews will receive Golden Lions for achievement. Cinematographer Bigazzi (The Great Beauty) will also be honoured with the Campari Passion For Film award.

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Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi
Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a Youth Detention Centre. The crime he commits prevents him from applying to the seminary... but Daniel has no intention of giving up his dream.
The Domain
The Domain
Chronicle of a Portugese family who own a large estate on the banks of the Tagus, tracking them down the decades.
Joker
Joker
Origin story of Batman's arch nemesis.
Ad Astra
Ad Astra
An astronaut travels to the outer edge of the solar system in a bid to find his missing father and ensure the survival of the planet.
The Incredible Shrinking Man
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Following exposure to a mysterious gas, a man begins to shrink - and doesn't stop.
Crash
Crash
After being caught up in a violent crash, a quiet man with a struggling marriage discovers a cult of car crash sex fetishists.
Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut
A doctor embarks on a sexual adventure after a chance remark by his wife leads him to question monogamy.

Venice Film Festival Features

Playing with the meanings
Jan Komasa on Andrey Zvyagintsev, Corpus Christi, Bartosz Bielenia and Christopher Walken
A contemporary character
Pietro Marcello on his film of Martin Eden and Jack London’s novel
Kisses from the baby
Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez and Olivier Assayas on baby kisses and Wasp Network
Postcard from Venice Film Festival
The Truth, Only The Animals, Joker, Ad Astra, J'Accuse, The Laundromat and more

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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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