Venice Film Festival 2019

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Eyes Wide Shut and The Kingmaker
45 Seconds Of Laughter (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Tim Robbins; Stars: Tim Robbins, Sabra Williams, Jeremie Loncka, Tim Robbins, Sabra Williams, Jeremie Loncka)
Documentary about The Actors' Gang Prison Project.
Non-fiction
Adults In The Room (Country: France, Greece; Year: 2019; Director: Costa-Gavras; Writer: Yanis Varoufakis, Costa-Gavras; Stars: Valeria Golino, Georges Corraface, Ulrich Tukur, Daan Schuurmans, Colin Stinton, Christos Loulis, Francesco Acquaroli, Aurélien Recoing, Christos Stergioglou, Philip Schurer, Kostas Antalopoulos, Adrian Frieling, Maria Protopappa, Cornelius Obonya, David Luque)
Account of the powers at work during the 2015 Greek financial bailout
The Burnt Orange Heresy (Country: UK, Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Giuseppe Capotondi; Writer: Scott B Smith, Charles Willeford; Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, Mick Jagger, Rosalind Halstead, Claes Bang, Katie McGovern, Alessandro Fabrizi, Flaminia Fegarotti, Alexia Murray, Pat Starke, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, Mick Jagger, Rosalind Halstead, Claes Bang)
Neo-noir thriller sees the art world and the underworld collide.
Closing film
Citizen K (Country: UK, US; Year: 2019; Director: Alex Gibney; Writer: Alex Gibney; Stars: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin, Leonid Nevzlin, Boris Berezovsky, Igor Malashenko, Anton Drel, Boris Yeltsin, Alexei Navalny, Tatyana Lysova, Maria Logan, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin, Leonid Nevzlin, Boris Berezovsky, Igor Malashenko)
The story of Mikhail Khodorkovsky – a man who went from being the wealthiest person in Russia to an unlikely martyr.
Non-fiction
Collective (Colectiv) (Country: Romania; Year: 2019; Director: Alexander Nanau; Writer: Alexander Nanau, Antoaneta Opris)
Documentary considering tragedy that took place at the Colectiv Club in Bucharest on 30 October 2015, killing 65 young people and injuring dozens.
Non-fiction
Seberg Seberg
Seberg and Citizen K
Electric Swan (Country: France, Greece, Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Konstantina Kotzamani)
The top floor of a bourgeois building begins to shake, causing a mysterious leakage that devours the walls and residents... flooding the basement where the concierge lives.
Special screening
Eyes Wide Shut (Country: US, UK; Year: 1999; Director: Stanley Kubrick; Writer: Frederic Raphael, Stanley Kubrick; Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Madison Eginton, Jackie Sawiris, Sydney Pollack, Leslie Lowe, Peter Benson, Todd Field, Michael Doven, Sky Dumont, Marie Richardson, Rade Serbedzija)
A doctor embarks on a sexual adventure after a chance remark by his wife leads him to question monogamy.
Special screening
Il Pianeta In Mare (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Daniele Segre)
Considering the plight of those in Marghera, a rundown area at the industrial heart of Venice.
Non-fiction
Irréversible Inversion Intégrale (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Gaspar Noé; Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia, Philippe Nahon)
Recut of Gaspar Noe's controversial film, re-ordered chronologically.
Special screening
I Diari Di Angela - Noi Due Cineasti Capitolo. Secondo. (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Yervant Gianikian)
Documentary
Non-fiction
Collective Collective
Collective and The King
The King (Country: Australia, US; Year: 2019; Director: David Michôd; Writer: Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, based on the plays by Shakespeare; Stars: Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Dean-Charles Chapman, Lily-Rose Depp, Sean Harris, Thomasin McKenzie, Tom Glynn-Carney, Ivan Kaye, Andrew Havill, Edward Ashley, Steven Elder, Peter Sztojanov Jr., Tom Lawrence)
Shakespearean adaptation, based on Henry IV, parts I and II and Henry V.
The Kingmaker (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Lauren Greenfield; Writer: Lauren Greenfield; Stars: Imelda Marcos)
Documentary about the Marcos family and Imelda's continued influence on politics in the Philippines.
Non-fiction
Never Just Dream: Stanley Kubrick And Eyes Wide Shut (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Matt Wells)
Short documentary
Special screening
The New Pope (Country: Italy, France, Spain, United States; Year: 2019; Director: Paolo Sorrentino; Writer: Paolo Sorrentino, Stefano Bises, Umberto Contarello; Stars: Jude Law, Stefano Accorsi, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Kika Georgiou, Massimo Ghini, Henry Goodman, Mark Ivanir, Maurizio Lombardi, John Malkovich, Marilyn Manson, Silvio Orlando, Ludivine Sagnier, Yuliya Snigir, Sharon Stone)
Two episodes of the drama series set in the Vatican.
Special screening
No One Left Behind (Country: Mexico; Year: 2019; Director: Guillermo Arriaga; Writer: Guillermo Arriaga; Stars: Isabel Aerenlund, Danny Huston, Jorge A. Jimenez, Isabel Aerenlund, Danny Huston, Jorge A. Jimenez)
Short drama.
Special screening
Roger Waters Us + Them (Year: 2019; Director: Sean Evans, Roger Waters; Stars: Roger Waters, Dave Kilminster, Jess Wolfe, Joey Waronker, Bo Koster, Holly Laessig, Jon Carin, Gus Seyffert, Jonathan Wilson, Ian Ritchie, Roger Waters, Dave Kilminster, Jess Wolfe, Joey Waronker, Bo Koster)
Documentary about the European leg of the Pink Floyd frontman's tour.
Non-fiction
Seberg (Country: US, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Benedict Andrews; Writer: Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse; Stars: Margaret Qualley, Kristen Stewart, Zazie Beetz, Anthony Mackie, Vince Vaughn, Jack O'Connell, James Jordan, Stephen Root, Colm Meaney, Jade Pettyjohn, Sean Bolger, Robin Thomas, Victoria Barabas, Kerry Westcott, Ser'Darius Blain)
Political thriller charting how actress Jean Seberg was targeted by the FBI.
State Funeral (Country: Netherlands, Lithuania; Year: 2019; Director: Sergey Loznitsa; Writer: Sergey Loznitsa)
Documentary based on footage from March 5 - 9, 1953, when the USSR mourned and buried Joseph Stalin.
Non-fiction
To Live (Vivere) (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Francesca Archibugi; Stars: Micaela Ramazzotti, Adriano Giannini, Massimo Ghini, Marcello Fonte, Roisin O'Donovan, Andrea Calligari, Elisa Miccoli, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Montesano, Lynn Swanson, Nika Perrone, Micaela Ramazzotti, Adriano Giannini, Massimo Ghini, Marcello Fonte)
A family's life is shaken up by the arrival of an au pair.
Tutto Il Mio Folle Amore (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Gabriele Salvatores; Writer: Umberto Contarello, Fulvio Ervas, Sara Mosetti; Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Valeria Golino, Diego Abatantuono, Giulio Pranno, Daniel Vivian, Marusa Majer, Tania Garribba, Maria Gnecchi, Luka Sokota, Hannah Vanessa Brendel, Claudio Santamaria, Valeria Golino, Diego Abatantuono, Giulio Pranno, Daniel Vivian)
An autistic boy and his dad go on an adventure in South America.
Woman (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia Mikova; Writer: Anastasia Mikova)
Documentary travels the world to meet women with vastly different lives, shaped by their culture, their faith and their family history.
Non-fiction
ZeroZeroZero (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Stefano Sollima; Writer: Leonardo Fasoli, Mauricio Katz, Roberto Saviano; Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, Gabriel Byrne, Érick Israel Consuelo, Giuseppe De Domenico, Mauricio Méndez, Harold Torres, Diego Cataño, Jesús Lozano, Jesús Lozano, Armando Comonfort Santiago, José Salof, Claudia Pineda, Antonino Paone, Terese Aiello)
Eight-part TV series.
Special screening
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