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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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.

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A contemporary character
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Kisses from the baby
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The Truth, Only The Animals, Joker, Ad Astra, J'Accuse, The Laundromat and more

Venice Film Festival News

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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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