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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A Son
A Son
After a child is shot and needs a transplant, a family secret is exposed.
The Perfect Candidate
The Perfect Candidate
A young female Saudi doctor decides to run for election.
The Truth
The Truth
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.
Atlantis
Atlantis
In a near-future war-torn Ukraine a man with PTSD takes a volunteer job exhuming the dead.
Marriage Story
Marriage Story
A couple find themselves in a messier divorce than they imagined.
The Kingmaker
The Kingmaker
Documentary about the Marcos family and Imelda's continued influence on politics in the Philippines.
Just 6.5
Just 6.5
Action film sees a young cop take on a drug lord.
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.
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