Venice Film Festival 2019

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The Domain The Domain
The Domain and Joker
About Endlessness (Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway; Year: 2019; Director: Roy Andersson; Writer: Roy Andersson; Stars: Lesley Leichtweis Bernardi, Tatiana Delaunay, Ania Nova, Gloria Ormandlaky, Martin Serner, Lesley Leichtweis Bernardi, Tatiana Delaunay, Ania Nova, Gloria Ormandlaky, Martin Serner)
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.
Ad Astra (Country: Brazil, US, China; Year: 2019; Director: James Gray; Writer: James Gray, Ethan Gross; Stars: Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, Ruth Negga, Loren Dean, John Ortiz, Greg Bryk, Kimberly Elise, Anne McDaniels, Kimmy Shields, LisaGay Hamilton, John Finn, Alyson Reed, Halszka Kuza)
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.
An Officer and a Spy (J'Accuse) (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Roman Polanski; Writer: Robert Harris, Robert Harris, Roman Polanski; Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Mathieu Amalric, Melvil Poupaud, Damien Bonnard, Denis Podalydès, Vincent Grass, Grégory Gadebois, Wladimir Yordanoff, Didier Sandre, Hervé Pierre, Eric Ruf, Michèle Clément, Clément Jacqmin)
Drama based on French political scandal the Dreyfus affair.
Babyteeth (Country: Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Shannon Murphy; Writer: Based on the play by Rita Kalnejais; Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Andrea Demetriades, Emily Barclay, Charles Grounds, Justin Smith, Arka Das, Priscilla Doueihy, Georgina Symes, Zack Grech, Eugene Gilfedder, Quentin Yung, Jack Yabsley)
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.
The Domain (A Herdade) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2019; Director: Tiago Guedes; Writer: Rui Cardoso Martins, Tiago Guedes, Gilles Taurand; Stars: Albano Jerónimo, Sandra Faleiro, Miguel Borges, Ana Vilela da Costa, João Vicente, João Pedro Mamede, Rodrigo Tomás, Beatriz Brás, Diogo Dória, Ana Bustorff, Victoria Guerra, Filipe Vargas, Luís Garcia, Teresa Madruga, Cândido Ferreira)
Chronicle of a Portugese family who own a large estate on the banks of the Tagus, tracking them down the decades.
Ema Ema
Ema and The Truth
Ema (Country: Chile; Year: 2019; Director: Pablo Larraín; Writer: Guillermo Calderón, Alejandro Moreno; Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Gael García Bernal, Giannina Fruttero, Mariana Di Girolamo, Mariana Loyola, Antonia Giesen, Eduardo Paxeco, Catalina Saavedra, Paola Giannini, Josefina Fiebelkorn, Paula Hofmann, Susana Hidalgo, Paula Luchsinger, Santiago Cabrera, Gael García Bernal)
A dancer and her choreographer husband find themselves trying to stop their lives falling apart after an adoption goes awry.
Gloria Mundi (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Robert Guédiguian; Writer: Robert Guédiguian, Serge Valletti; Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier, Robinson Stévenin, Lola Naymark, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Angelica Sarre, Pauline Caupenne, Yann Trégouët, Mathilde Ulmer, Diouc Koma, Adrien Jolivet, Karine Angeon, Ferdinand Verhaeghe)
In Marseille, a family gathers for the birth of baby Gloria. But despite the joy, they have fallen on hard times. However Gloria’s ambitious uncle has a new business idea, which could be a way out of their tough situation.
Guest Of Honour (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Atom Egoyan; Writer: Atom Egoyan; Stars: David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, Sima Fisher, Rossif Sutherland, Tennille Read, Gage Munroe, Alexandre Bourgeois, Laysla De Oliveira, Sugith Varughese, Tamara Podemski, John Bourgeois, Isabelle Franca, Juan Carlos Velis, Sochi Fried, Joyce Rivera)
Psychological drama about a father and his relationship with his daughter who is in jail, accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
Joker (Country: US, Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Todd Phillips; Writer: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver; Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Shea Whigham, Brian Tyree Henry, Frances Conroy, Bryan Callen, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Isabella Ferreira, Douglas Hodge, Glenn Fleshler, Josh Pais, Jolie Chan)
Origin story of Batman's arch nemesis.
The Laundromat (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Steven Soderbergh; Writer: Jake Bernstein, Scott Z Burns; Stars: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Melissa Rauch, Sharon Stone, James Cromwell, David Schwimmer, Alex Pettyfer, Matthias Schoenaerts, Robert Patrick, Will Forte, Chris Parnell, Jeffrey Wright, Nonso Anozie, Rosalind Chao)
Thriller about the Panama Papers scandal.
Marriage Story Marriage Story
Marriage Story and Ad Astra
The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be (la Mafia Non è Più Quella Di Una Volta) (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Franco Maresco; Writer: Uliano Greca, Francesco Guttuso, Giuliano La Franca, Franco Maresco, Claudia Uzzo; Stars: Letizia Battaglia, Ciccio Mira, Letizia Battaglia, Ciccio Mira)
Documentary, looking at present-day Palermo through the eyes of photographer Letizia Battaglia (Shooting The Mafia)
Marriage Story (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Noah Baumbach; Writer: Noah Baumbach; Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Ray Liotta, Merritt Wever, Mark O'Brien, Alan Alda, Julie Hagerty, Kyle Bornheimer, Mickey Sumner, Ayden Mayeri, Matthew Maher, Brooke Bloom, Azhy Robertson, Mary Hollis Inboden)
A couple find themselves in a messier divorce than they imagined.
Martin Eden (Country: Italy, France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Pietro Marcello; Writer: Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello, based on the novel by Jack London; Stars: Luca Marinelli, Carlo Cecchi, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi, Denise Sardisco, Carmen Pommella, Autilia Ranieri, Savino Paparella, Elisabetta Valgoi, Pietro Ragusa, Giustiniano Alpi, Dario Iubatti, Anna Patierno, Vincenza Modica)
A man struggles to better his circumstances, motivated by his love for a woman from a bourgeois family.
The Mayor Of Rione Sanità (El Sindaco Del Rione Sanità) (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Mario Martone; Writer: Eduardo De Filippo, Mario Martone, Ippolita Di Majo; Stars: Massimiliano Gallo, Adriano Pantaleo, Daniela Ioia, Francesco Di Leva, Ernesto Mahieux, Roberto De Francesco, Giuseppe M. Gaudino, Gennaro Di Colandrea, Armando De Giulio, Domenico Esposito, Lucienne Perreca, Salvatore Presutto, Viviana Cangiano, Morena Di Leva, Daniele Baselice)
A mayor who dispenses justice according to his own rules finds his moral code thrown for a loop when a man asks for help to kill his father.
No.7 Cherry Lane (Year: 2019; Director: Yonfan; Writer: Yonfan; Stars: Voiced by, Sylvia Chang, Zhao Wei, Alex Lam, Kelly Yao)
Animation telling the story of a love triangle.
The Perfect Candidate The Perfect Candidate
The Perfect Candidate and Martin Eden
The Painted Bird (Country: Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia; Year: 2019; Director: Václav Marhoul; Writer: Jerzy Kosinski, Václav Marhoul, Václav Marhoul; Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, Udo Kier, Aleksey Kravchenko, Tim Kalkhof, Jitka Cvancarová, Pavel Kríz, Petr Vanek, Lech Dyblik, Petr Kotlar, Radim Fiala, Milan Simácek, Filip Kankovský)
An orphaned Jewish boy has to fend for himself in Nazi-occupied eastern Europe.
The Perfect Candidate (Country: Saudi Arabia, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour; Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour, Brad Niemann; Stars: Mila Al Zahrani, Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani, Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali)
A young female Saudi doctor decides to run for election.
Saturday Fiction (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Lou Ye; Writer: Ma Yingli; Stars: Gong Li, Tom Wlaschiha, Mark Chao, Pascal Greggory, Joe Odagiri)
Story of an actress who is also an undercover agent for the Allies in 1941 Shanghai.
The Truth (La Verite) (Country: France, Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Léa Le Dimna; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Clémentine Grenier, Manon Clavel, Jackie Berroyer, Ludivigne Sagnier.)
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.
Opening film
Waiting For The Barbarians (Country: Italy, US; Year: 2019; Director: Ciro Guerra; Writer: Ciro Guerra, based on the novel by JM Coetzee; Stars: Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Greta Scacchi, Sam Reid, Harry Melling, Mark Rylance, David Dencik, Bill Milner, David Moorst, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Joseph Long, Clem So, Wil Coban, Faical Elkihel, Nayef Rashed)
A magistrate in colonial town suffers a crisis of conscience about the regime he works for.
Saturday Fiction Saturday Fiction
Saturday Fiction and Wasp Network
Wasp Network (Country: France, Spain, Belgium, Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Olivier Assayas; Writer: Olivier Assayas; Stars: Ana de Armas, Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez, Wagner Moura, Gael García Bernal, Harlys Becerra, Ruairi Rhodes, Michael Vitovich, Gisela Chipe, Julian Flynn, Brannon Cross, Steve Howard, Johanna Sol, Julio Gabay, Stephen W Tenner)
The true story of Cuban spies in America during the Nineties, who carried out military attacks on Cuba and the network that struck back.

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Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

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Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

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