The 77th edition of the Italian film festival is planned as a physical edition. It is the first major festival since Berlin, back in February, to go ahead because of the pandemic.

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The Wasteland
The Wasteland
A hard-working brick factory worker faces the closure of his workplace and the fading of his dreams
Dear Comrades!
Dear Comrades!
A devout communist witnesses a government shooting during a strike - which changes her life forever.
The Whaler Boy
The Whaler Boy
A teenager embarks on an unexpected journey after becoming obsessed with an erotic webcam girl.
Never Gonna Snow Again
Never Gonna Snow Again
A masseur from the East enters the lives of the rich residents of a bland, walled off community.
Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period Of Time
Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period Of Time
A lonely neurosurgeon falls in love but when she moves to Budapest to be with him, the love of her life says they've never met before.
Nomadland
Nomadland
A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything following the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, lives as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Notturno
Notturno
Documentary about the everyday life in the Middle East that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and interference, up to the murderous apocalypse of ISIS.
The Human Voice
The Human Voice
Drama about a woman traumatised by the end of a relationship.
The Flood Won't Come
The Flood Won't Come
A war-weary general oversees his troops close to home.
Careless Crime
Careless Crime
On a very ordinary day, four ordinary people decide to set fire to a cinema packed with people.
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Venice Film Festival Features

An act of love
Gianfranco Rosi on editing Notturno
Scoring Nomadland
Chloé Zhao on singer/songwriter Cat Clifford and the music of Ludovico Einaudi
Bringing life to Ghosts
Azra Deniz Okyay tell us about shooting her Istanbul drama

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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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