Venice Film Festival 2020

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Careless Crime Careless Crime
Careless Crime and Tragic Jungle
Apples (Mila) (Country: Greece, Poland, Slovenia; Year: 2020; Director: Christos Nikou; Writer: Christos Nikou, Stavros Raptis; Stars: Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili, Anna Kalaitzidou, Argyris Bakirtzis, Kostas Laskos, Babis Makridis, Kimon Fioretos, Costas Xikominos, Alexandra Aidini, Nota Tserniafski, Konstantinos Papatheodorou, Electra Sarri, Natalie Chavez, Akis Benardis, Simos Vogiatzoglou)
Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities. Prescribed daily tasks on cassette tapes so he can create new memories and document them on camera, Aris slides back into ordinary life, meeting Anna, a woman who is also in recovery.
The Best Is Yet To Come (Country: China; Year: 2020; Director: Jing Wang; Writer: Chengfeng Chen, Minmin Huang, Wei Huang, Li Jingrui; Stars: White K, Miao Miao, Songwen Zhang, Yang Song)
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed journalism intern Han Dong decides to change the fate of 100 million people with a single article. This film is inspired by true events.
Careless Crime (Country: Iran; Year: 2020; Director: Shahram Mokri; Writer: Nasim Ahmadpour, Shahram Mokri; Stars: Babak Karimi, Razieh Mansouri, Abolfazl Kahani, Mohammad Sareban, Adel Yaraghi, Mahmoud Behraznia, Behzad Dorani)
On a very ordinary day, four ordinary people decide to set fire to a cinema packed with people.
The Furnace (Country: Australia; Year: 2020; Director: Roderick MacKay; Writer: Roderick MacKay; Stars: David Wenham, Jay Ryan, Erik Thomson, Mahesh Jadu, Goran D. Kleut, Baykali Ganambarr, Gary Young, Osamah Sami, Ahmed Malek, Samson Coulter, Trevor Jamieson, Kaushik Das, Mansoor Noor, Amanda Ma, Quentin Yung)
1897 Western Australia. To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young Afghan cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with two 400oz Crown-marked gold bars.
Gaza Mon Amour (Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Portugal, Qatar; Year: 2020; Director: Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser; Writer: Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser; Stars: Hiam Abbass, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Namil Alraee, Ibrahim Altoubat, Hamada Atallah, Manal Awad, Shamel Bino, Salim Dau, Majd Eid, Ruala Adb Elhadi, George Iskandar, Nabil Kawni, Mohammad Nizar, Hitham Omari, Kareem Otoum)
Gaza, today. Sixty-year-old sherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham, a woman who works as a dressmaker at the market. Finally determined to propose, he discovers an ancient statue of Apollo in his fishing net, which he decides to hide at home. When Hamas discovers the existence of this mysterious treasure, troubles start for Issa... Will he succeed in declaring his love to Siham?
Night Of The Kings Night Of The Kings
Night Of The Kings and Apples
Genus Pan (Lahi Hayop) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2020; Director: Lav Diaz; Stars: Nanding Josef, Bart Guingona, Don Melvin Boongaling, Hazel Orencio, Noel Sto. Domingo, Joel Saracho, Lolita Carbon, Popo Diaz, Merly Bucong, Elvira Dayandante, Mar Tarquian, Nanding Josef, Bart Guingona, Don Melvin Boongaling, Hazel Orencio)
The director says of his film: "It has always been my desire to make a film about animals; but, man as animals, man honestly acting like one, an animal, as he has been acting like an animal all his life anyway".
Guerra E Pace (Country: Italy, Switzerland; Year: 2020; Director: Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti)
The story of the relationship between cinema and war, one that has lasted for over a century.
I Predatori (Country: Italy; Year: 2020; Director: Pietro Castellitto; Writer: Pietro Castellitto; Stars: Vinicio Marchioni, Pietro Castellitto, Massimo Popolizio, Anita Caprioli, Manuela Mandracchia, Nando Paone, Marzia Ubaldi, Federico Mariotti, Antonio Gerardi, Dario Cassini, Mauro Aversano, Giorgio Montanini, Vinicio Marchioni, Pietro Castellitto, Massimo Popolizio)
The folly of a 25-year-old man will lead to a showdown that reveals everyone has a secret and no one is what they seem.
Listen (Country: Portugal, UK; Year: 2020; Director: Ana Rocha; Writer: Paula Alvarez Vaccaro, Aaron Brookner, Ana Rocha; Stars: Lúcia Moniz, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Kem Hassan, Susanna Cappellaro, Jay Lycurgo, António Capelo, Maisie Sly, Geoffrey Kirkness, Sian Abrahams, Ângela Pinto, Ruben Garcia, James Felner, Tara Quinn, Lúcia Moniz, Kiran Sonia Sawar)
In the outskirts of London, Portuguese couple and parents of three, Bela and Jota, struggle to make ends meet. When a misunderstanding arises at school with their deaf daughter, the British social services grow concerned for the safety of their children and the parents struggle to keep the family together.
The Man Who Sold His Skin (Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden; Year: 2020; Director: Kaouther Ben Hania; Writer: Kaouther Ben Hania; Stars: Monica Bellucci, Koen De Bouw, Rupert Wynne-James, Husam Chadat, Saad Lostan, Najoua Zouhair, Dea Liane, Marc de Panda, Adrienne Mei Irving, Nadim Cheikhrouha, Yahya Mahayni, Jan Dahdoh, Wim Delvoye, Montassar Alaya, Monica Bellucci)
Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. He finds himself turned into a work of art by a tattoo artist...but at what cost.
Milestone (Meel Pathar) (Country: India; Year: 2020; Director: Ivan Ayr; Writer: Ivan Ayr, Neel Mani Kant; Stars: Suvinder Vicky, Lakshvir Saran, Suvinder Vicky, Lakshvir Saran)
After a truck driver reaches a driving milestone with his company, he discovers it may have come with a heavy price.
Night Of The Kings (La Nuit Des Rois) (Country: France, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire; Year: 2020; Director: Philippe Lacôte; Writer: Philippe Lacôte; Stars: Issaka Sawadogo, Steve Tientcheu, Abdoul Karim Konaté)
A young man is sent to La Maca, a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new Roman and must tell a story to the other prisoners.
Nowhere Special (Country: Italy, Romania, UK; Year: 2020; Director: Uberto Pasolini; Writer: Uberto Pasolini; Stars: Bernadette Brown, Chris Corrigan, Valene Kane, Louise Mathews, Keith McErlean, Eddie Mohan, James Norton, Eileen O'Higgins, Rhoda Ofori-Attah, Bernadette Brown, Chris Corrigan, Valene Kane, Louise Mathews, Keith McErlean, Eddie Mohan)
John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, devotes his life to raising his young son Michael as a single dad, but after he's given only a few months to live, he tries to find the perfect set of adoptive parents.
The Third War (La Troisieme Guerre) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Giovanni Aloi; Writer: Dominique Baumard; Stars: Anthony Bajon, Leïla Bekhti, Karim Leklou, Anthony Bajon, Leïla Bekhti, Karim Leklou)
Fresh out of basic training, Leo lands his first assignment: a surveillance operation that sees him roaming the streets of Paris, where the pressure and impotent fury that has built up over weeks is about to explode...
Tragic Jungle (Selva Tragica) (Country: Mexico, France, Colombia; Year: 2020; Director: Yulene Olaizola; Writer: Rubén Imaz, Yulene Olaizola; Stars: Indira Rubie Adrewin, Gilberto Barraza, Dale Carley, Eligio Meléndez, Gabino Rodríguez, Gildon Roland, Mariano Tun Xool, Indira Rubie Adrewin, Gilberto Barraza, Dale Carley, Eligio Meléndez, Gabino Rodríguez, Gildon Roland, Mariano Tun Xool)
Deep in the Mayan jungle, a lawless territory where myths abound, a group of Mexican gum workers cross paths with Agnes, a mysterious young Belizean woman.
The Wasteland (Dashte Khamoush) (Country: Iran; Year: 2020; Director: Ahmad Bahrami; Stars: Touraj Alvand, Ali Bagheri, Majid Farhang, Mahdie Nassaj, Farrokh Nemati, Touraj Alvand, Ali Bagheri, Majid Farhang, Mahdie Nassaj, Farrokh Nemati)
A traditional brick making factory faces closure.
Yellow Cat (Zheltaya Koshka) (Country: Kazakhstan, France; Year: 2020; Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov)
Ex-con Kermek and his beloved Eva want to leave their crime-infested lives on the Kazakh steppes behind. He has a dream: building a cinema in the mountains. Will Kermek’s love of Alain Delon be strong enough to keep them out of the violent clutches of the mafia?
Zanka Contact (Country: Morocco; Year: 2020; Director: Ismael El Iraki; Writer: Ismael El Iraki; Stars: Khansa Batma, Ahmed Hammoud, Said Bey, Mourad Zaoui, Abderrahmane Oubihem, Fatima Attif, Khansa Batma, Ahmed Hammoud, Said Bey, Mourad Zaoui, Abderrahmane Oubihem, Fatima Attif)
In hellish Casablanca, a car-crash sets ablaze a burning, passionate love story between has-been rocker Larsen and the streetwise Rajae.

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