Venice Film Festival 2019

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Atlantis (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2019; Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych; Writer: Valentyn Vasyanovych; Stars: Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak)
In a near-future war-torn Ukraine a man with PTSD takes a volunteer job exhuming the dead.
Balloon (Qiqui) (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Pema Tseden; Stars: Sonan Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso)
A Tibetan family's peaceful life is stirred up by a condom.
The Criminal Man (Borotmokmedi) (Country: Georgia, Russia; Year: 2019; Director: Dmitry Mamuliya; Writer: Archil Kikodze, Dmitry Mamuliya; Stars: Natalia Jugheli, Vladimer Kobakhidze, Vasilisa Zemskova, Giorgi Petriashvili, Goderdzi Liparteliani, Nukri Revishvili, Madona Chachkhiani, Anna Talakvadze, Natalia Jugheli, Vladimer Kobakhidze, Vasilisa Zemskova, Giorgi Petriashvili, Goderdzi Liparteliani, Nukri Revishvili, Madona Chachkhiani)
A man's life is thrown into turmoil after he witnesses the killing of a famous goalie.
Giants Being Lonely (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Grear Patterson; Writer: Grear Patterson, Grear Patterson, Sam Stillman; Stars: Alejandro Castro Arias, Amalia Culp, Gabe Fazio, Lily Gavin, Ben Irving, Jack Irving, Stella Schnabel, Joey Thurmond, Alejandro Castro Arias, Amalia Culp, Gabe Fazio, Lily Gavin, Ben Irving, Jack Irving, Stella Schnabel)
Three teens find themselves on a treacherous path towards adulthood.
Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (Country: Afghanistan; Year: 2019; Director: Sahraa Karimi; Stars: Fereshta Afshar, Arezoo Ariapoor, Hasiba Ebrahimi, Fereshta Afshar, Arezoo Ariapoor, Hasiba Ebrahimi)
Drama about three Afghan women from different social background, living in Kabul. Hava, a pregnant woman, an educated news reporter, and Ayesha, a teenager who has to regain her virginity...
A Son A Son
A Son and Atlantis
Just 6.5 (Metri Shesho Nim) (Country: Iran; Year: 2019; Director: Saeed Roustaee; Writer: Saeed Roustaee; Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani, Hooman Kiaie)
Action film sees a young cop take on a drug lord.
Madre (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2019; Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen; Writer: Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen; Stars: Marta Nieto, Anne Consigny, Alex Brendemühl, Raúl Prieto, Frédéric Pierrot, Álvaro Balas, Blanca Apilánez, Jules Porier, Marta Nieto, Anne Consigny, Alex Brendemühl, Raúl Prieto, Frédéric Pierrot, Álvaro Balas, Blanca Apilánez)
It has been ten years since Elena received a telephone call from her six-year old son, Ivan, telling her that he was lost on a beach in France and couldn’t find his father. That was the last Elena ever heard of her only child. Now Elena lives near that same beach, working at a nearby restaurant, and is finally emerging from the darkness her life has been shrouded in for so many years. But her life is thrown into turmoil when she meets a teenager who reminds her of her son.
Moffie (Country: South Africa, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Oliver Hermanus; Writer: Oliver Hermanus, Jack Sidey; Stars: Matt Ashwell, Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Hilton Pelser, Shaun Chad Smit, Stefan Vermaak, Matthew Vey, Matt Ashwell, Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Hilton Pelser, Shaun Chad Smit, Stefan Vermaak, Matthew Vey)
Drama following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.
My Days Of Glory (Mes Jours De Gloire) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Antoine de Bary; Writer: Elias Belkeddar, Antoine de Bary; Stars: Noée Abita, Damien Chapelle, Emmanuelle Devos, Vincent Furic, Vincent Lacoste, Christopher Lambert, Pierre Léon Luneau)
A man who was a child star falls on hard times and is forced to go back to living with his parents. Can he stop his life and career declining further?
Nevia (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Nunzia De Stefano; Stars: Pietro Ragusa, Gianfranco Gallo, Pietro Ragusa, Gianfranco Gallo)
A rebellious teenager views the arrival of a circus as an opportunity for change.
Pelican Blood (Pelikanblut) (Country: Germany, Bulgaria; Year: 2019; Director: Katrin Gebbe; Writer: Katrin Gebbe; Stars: Nina Hoss, Yana Marinova, Daniela Holtz, Sebastian Rudolph, Murathan Muslu, Samia Muriel Chancrin, Sophie Pfennigstorf, Katerina Lipovska, Dimitar Banenkin, Katinka Auberger, Christoph Jacobi, Adelia-Constance Ocleppo, Ryan Rafferr, Justine Hirschfeld, Nina Hoss)
The desperate struggle of a mother for her emotionally injured adoptive daughter leads to an extreme decision.
Revenir (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Jessica Palud; Writer: Serge Joncour, Philippe Lioret, Jessica Palud; Stars: Niels Schneider, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Roman Coustère Hachez, Patrick d'Assumçao, Hélène Vincent, Niels Schneider, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Roman Coustère Hachez, Patrick d'Assumçao, Hélène Vincent)
Part road-trip, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, the film follows a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in France, as he returns to the African continent and attempts to retrace the same journey that he himself took when forced to flee civil war in his country … But this time with a camera in his hand.
Rialto (Country: Ireland, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Peter Mackie Burns; Writer: Mark O'Halloran; Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Tom Glynn-Carney, Monica Dolan, Sophie Jo Wasson, Scott Graham, Michael Smiley, Eileen Walsh, Deirdre Donnelly, Deirdre Molloy, Kervin Soobrayen, Alexandra Smith, Jane McGrath, Pom Boyd, Pat McGrath, Ger Ryan)
A man who is suffering a family and work crisis becomes infatuated with a young man from whom he solicits sex.
Shadow Of Water (Chola) (Country: India; Year: 2019; Director: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan; Writer: KV Manikandan, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan; Stars: Akhil Viswanath, Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan, Akhil Viswanath, Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan)
An adolescent school girl and her teenage lover set out for a journey to the city. They are accompanied by a stranger, much to the dismay of the girl.
Sole (Country: Italy, Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Carlo Sironi; Writer: Antonio Manca, Giulia Moriggi, Carlo Sironi; Stars: Barbara Ronchi, Vitaliano Trevisan, Sandra Drzymalska, Bruno Buzzi, Claudio Segaluscio, Marco Felli, Barbara Ronchi, Vitaliano Trevisan, Sandra Drzymalska, Bruno Buzzi, Claudio Segaluscio, Marco Felli)
A heavily pregnant woman plans to use a legal loophole to sell her unborn baby, forcing her to pretend to be in a relationship with a stranger that begins to morph into something more profound.
A Son (Bik Eneich: Un Fils) (Country: Qatar, Lebanon, France, Tunisia; Year: 2019; Director: Mehdi Barsaoui; Writer: Mehdi Barsaoui; Stars: Sami Bouajila, Najla Ben Abdallah)
After a child is shot and needs a transplant, a family secret is exposed.
Verdict (Country: Philippines; Year: 2019; Director: Raymund Ribay Gutierrez; Writer: Raymund Ribay Gutierrez; Stars: Kristoffer King, Max Eigenmann, Jordhen Suan, Rene Durian, Kristoffer King, Max Eigenmann, Jordhen Suan, Rene Durian)
No plot details are available.
White On White (Blanco En Blanco) (Country: Spain, Chile, France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Théo Court; Writer: Théo Court, Samuel M. Delgado; Stars: Alfredo Castro, Lars Rudolph, David Pantaleón, Lola Rubio, Alfredo Castro, Lars Rudolph, David Pantaleón, Lola Rubio)
A man hired to photograph a wedding at an estate seized from indigenous people becomes obsessed with the bride to be after discovering she is underage.
Zumiriki (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Oskar Alegria)
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