Venice Film Festival 2021

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Django & Django Django & Django
Django & Django and Inferno Rosso: Joe D'Amato On The Road Of Excess
Ariaferma (Ariaferma) (Country: Italy, Switzerland, France; Year: 2021; Director: Leonardo di Costanzo; Writer: Leonardo di Costanzo; Stars: Toni Servillo, Silvio Orlando, Fabrizio Ferracane, Salvatore Striano)
An old prison built in the 19th century, located in a remote and unspecified part of the Italian territory, is being decommissioned. With a dozen inmates are left, along with a few guards, the rules that keep them separate are slackened and new forms of relationship emerge among the remaining men.
Becoming Led Zepplin (Year: 2021; Director: Bernard MacMahon, Bernie MacMahon; Writer: Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty)
Documentary about the band's rise to fame and their early career.
The Catholic School (La Scuola Cattolica) (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Stefano Mordini; Writer: Edoardo Albinati, Massimo Gaudioso, Luca Infascelli, Stefano Mordini; Stars: Valeria Golino, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jasmine Trinca, Valentina Cervi, Benedetta Porcaroli, Fabrizio Gifuni, Corrado Invernizzi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Angelica Elli, Sofia Iacuitto, Federica Torchetti, Sergio Romano, Lorenzo Di Iulio, Marco Sincini, Emanuele Di Stefano)
Drama about the infamous Circeo massacre.
Les Choses Humains (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Yvan Attal; Writer: Yvan Attal, Yaël Langmann, Karine Tuil; Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mathieu Kassovitz, Laëtitia Eïdo, Camille Razat, Pierre Arditi, Benjamin Lavernhe, Audrey Dana, Judith Chemla, Ben Attal, Franz-Rudolf Lang, Romain Barreau, Suzanne Jouannet)
A power couple find their family life in trouble after their son is accused of rape.
Django & Django (Django And Django) (Year: 2021; Director: Luca Rea; Writer: Steve Della Casa, Luca Rea; Stars: Quentin Tarantino, Franco Nero, Ruggero Deodato, Quentin Tarantino, Franco Nero, Ruggero Deodato)
Homage to director Sergio Corbucci led by Quentin Tarantino.
Dune (Country: US, Canada; Year: 2021; Director: Denis Villeneuve; Writer: Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth, based on the novel by Frank Herbert; Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, David Dastmalchian, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Chen Chang, Michael Nardone)
A young man must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
Ennio (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Giuseppe Tornatore)
Portrait of composer Ennio Morricone.
Ezio Bosso: Le Cose Che Restano (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Giorgio Verdelli; Writer: Giorgio Verdelli; Stars: Gabriele Salvatores, Enzo Decaro, Michele Dell'Ongaro, Valter Malosti, Raffaele Mallozzi, Fabio Bosso)
Profile of the composer.
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine; Writer: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine; Stars: Leonard Cohen, Glen Hansard, Bob Dylan, Clive Davis, Brandi Carlile, Rufus Wainwright, Judy Collins, Vicky Jenson, Regina Spektor, Jeff Buckley, Myles Kennedy, Amanda Palmer, John Cale, Eric Church, Hal Willner)
Exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah.
Halloween Kills (Country: UK, US; Year: 2021; Director: David Gordon Green; Writer: John Carpenter, David Gordon Green, Debra Hill, Danny McBride, Scott Teems; Stars: Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Will Patton, Thomas Mann, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak, Charles Cyphers, Dylan Arnold, Robert Longstreet, Niko Zavero El Santo, James Jude Courtney, Omar J. Dorsey, Nancy Stephens)
The Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet.
The Hidden Child (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2021; Director: Roberto Andò; Writer: Roberto Andò; Stars: Silvio Orlando, Lino Musella, Gianfelice Imparato, Roberto Herlitzka, Francesco Di Leva, Enzo Casertano, Imma Villa, Giuseppe Pirozzi, Giuseppe Brunetti, Tonino Taiuti)
A boy strikes up a relationship with a boy who hides in his apartment.
Inferno Rosso: Joe D'Amato On The Road Of Excess (Inferno Rosso: Joe D'Amato Sulla Via Dell'Eccesso) (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Manlio Gomarasca, Massimiliano Zanin; Writer: Manlio Gomarasca, Massimiliano Zanin; Stars: Lamberto Bava, Tinto Brass, Manlio Cersosimo, Joe D'Amato, Ruggero Depdato, Giuliana Gamba, Luigi Montefiori)
A documentary portrait of the famous film director.
Journey Into The Twilight (Viaggio nel crepuscolo) (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Augusto Contento; Writer: Adriano Aprà, Augusto Contento; Stars: Marco Bellocchio, Paola Pitagora, Roberto Herlitzka, Roberto Perpignani, Paolo Mereghetti, Emanuele Severino, Massimo Salvadori, Adriano Prosperi, Gad Lerner, Michele Serra, Gherardo Colombo, Guido Salvini, Giuliano Turone, Valentina Stoppani, Michela Lucenti)
Explores the roads that lead into the cold darkness of Italian decline: decline of the family, of patriarchal society, of educational institutions, of religion.
The Last Duel (Country: US, UK; Year: 2021; Director: Ridley Scott; Writer: Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eric Jager; Stars: Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, Harriet Walter, Marton Csokas, Zeljko Ivanek, Alex Lawther, Nathaniel Parker, Clive Russell, Michael McElhatton, Sam Hazeldine, William Houston, Ian Pirie, Julian Firth)
Based on actual events, this historic drama unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals.
Last Night In Soho (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Edgar Wright; Writer: Edgar Wright, Edgar Wright, Krysty Wilson-Cairns; Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Jessie Mei Li, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Lisa McGrillis, Margaret Nolan, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Rita Tushingham, Synnove Karlsen, Michael Jibson, Katrina Vasilieva, Andrew Bicknell)
Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be.
Life Of Crime (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jon Alpert; Stars: Freddie Rodriguez, Deliris Vasquez, Robert Steffey)
This is the original crime reality film. Over a 36-year period, it follows Rob, Freddie, and Deliris on a relentless ride through the streets and prisons of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city.
Old Henry (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Potsy Ponciroli; Writer: Potsy Ponciroli; Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, Gavin Lewis, Trace Adkins, Stephen Dorff, Richard Speight Jr., Max Arciniega, Brad Carter, Kent Shelton)
An action western about a widowed farmer and his son who warily take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel of cash.
Republic Of Silence (Country: Syria, Germany, France, Qatar; Year: 2021; Director: Diana El Jeiroudi; Writer: Diana El Jeiroudi; Stars: Orwa Nyrabia, Guevara Namer, Rami Aboujamra)
Documentary traces the journeys of a filmmaker and her partner, friends and their families, once as revolutionaries in their country, once as exiles in Europe nowadays, once as activists, as filmmakers, as lovers, and as listeners.
Tranchées (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Loup Bureau; Writer: Loup Bureau)
In Donbas Ukraine, while precarious truces and ceasefires are negotiated far away by diplomats, Ukrainian soldiers fight against separatists supported by Russia.

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