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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 lone Jewish boy has to fend for himself in Nazi-occupied eastern Europe.
A man struggles to better his circumstances, motivated by his love for a woman from a bourgeois family.
Documentary considering the aftermath of a nightclub fire that exposed deep corruption in the Romanian healthcare system.
Guided by a Scheherazade-like narrator, the film reflects on human life through a series of vignettes - from war-torn Cologne to smaller incidents like the tying of shoelaces.
Comedy, sees a family whose seriously ill daughter falls for a drug dealer discover that it might not be such a terrible thing after all.
A magistrate in a colonial town suffers a crisis of conscience about the regime he works for.
A dancer and her choreographer husband find themselves trying to stop their lives falling apart after an adoption goes awry.
Drama following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.
After a child is shot and needs a transplant, a family secret is exposed.
A young female Saudi doctor decides to run for election.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
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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