Venice Film Festival 2021

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Detours (Country: Russia, Netherlands; Year: 2021; Director: Ekaterina Selenkina; Writer: Ekaterina Selenkina; Stars: Denis Urvantsev, Denis Urvantsev)
A sprawling meditation on the choreography of bodies in Moscow's urban landscape, Detours depicts a new way of dealing illicit drugs via the Darknet, the layering of the physical and the virtual realities, as well as a poetics, and politics, of space.
Dogworld (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Alessandro Celli; Writer: Alessandro Celli, Antonio Leotti; Stars: Alessandro Borghi, Ludovica Nasti, Barbara Ronchi, Josafat Vagni, Dennis Protopapa, Federica Torchetti, Giuliano Soprano, Federica Torchetti, Adriano Novelli, Lavinia Novelli)
In the near future, in a ghost town surrounded by barbed wire that no one, not even the police, dares to enter, he poorest are left fighting for survival, while a gangs are competing for territory. Two 13-year-old orphans, who grew up together, dream of joining one of the gangs.
Erasing Frank (Country: Hungary; Year: 2021; Director: Gábor Fabricius; Writer: Gábor Fabricius; Stars: Benjamin Fuchs, Andrea Waskovics, Kincsö Blénesi, István Lénárt, András Pál, Zsolt Zayzon, Gerlóczy Zsigmond, Iványi Péter, Levente Orbán, Ildikó Bánsági, Krisztián Peer, Mihály Vig, Lajos Szücs, Andrea Ladányi, János Szirtes)
The singer of a banned punk band is taken to a psychiatric hospital in an attempt to silence him.
Karmalink (Country: Cambodia, US; Year: 2021; Director: Jake Wachtel; Writer: Jake Wachtel, Christopher Larsen; Stars: Srey Leak Chhith, Leng Heng Prak, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Cindy Sirinya Bishop, Rous Mony, Sveng Socheata, Sokvan So, Sreng Chear, Samneang Chea, No Mo, Ty Li, Tommy Henderson, Rando Henderson, Savern Oum, Pisey Pen)
In a near-future world, a boy and his friend try to untangle the mystery of his past-life dreams.
Opening film
The Last Chapter (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2021; Director: Gianluca Matarrese; Writer: Gianluca Matarrese, Nico Morabito)
A man prepares to move for the last chapter of his life.
Closing film
Mother Lode (Country: France, Italy, Switzerland; Year: 2021; Director: Matteo Tortone; Writer: Mathieu Granier, Matteo Tortone; Stars: José Luis Nazario Campos, Damian Segundo Vospey, Maximiliana Campos Guzman)
Magic realist drama that follows a moto-taxi driver as he attempts to seek his fortune as a miner.
The Salamander (A Salamandra) (Country: Germany, France, Brazil; Year: 2021; Director: Alex Carvalho; Writer: Thomas Bidegain, Alex Carvalho, Alix Delaporte, Jean-Christophe Rufin; Stars: Marina Foïs, Maicon Rodrigues, Anna Mouglalis, Bruno Garcia, Allan Souza Lima, Thardelly Lima, Buda Lira, Suzy Lopes, Ane Oliva, Marina Foïs, Maicon Rodrigues, Anna Mouglalis, Bruno Garcia, Allan Souza Lima, Thardelly Lima)
A woman who has been caring for her father attempts to reinvent herself.
They Carry Death (Eles Transportan A Morte) (Country: Spain, Colombia; Year: 2021; Director: Samuel M Delgado, Helena Girón; Writer: Samuel M Delgado, Helena Girón; Stars: Xoán Reices, Valentín Estévez, David Pantaleón, Sara Ferro, Nuria Lestegás, Xoán Reices, Valentín Estévez, David Pantaleón, Sara Ferro, Nuria Lestegás)
1492. Among the crew captained by Christopher Columbus, travel three men who should have been dead by now. They have managed to avoid their sad fate by participating in this uncertain journey. The film follows the trip.
Zalava (Country: Iran; Year: 2021; Director: Arsalan Amiri; Writer: Arsalan Amiri, Tahmineh Bahramalian, Ida Panahandeh; Stars: Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Baset Rezaei, Hoda Zeinolabedin, Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Baset Rezaei, Hoda Zeinolabedin)
In 1978, the inhabitants of a small village claim there is a demon among them. When sergeant arrests the exorcist, the villagers fear and anger escalates.

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