The 79th Venice International Film Festival, organised by La Biennale di Venezia and directed by Alberto Barbera, aims to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue.

The festival runs from 31 August to 10 September.

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As a man refuses to flee war-torn Damascus, his wife and daughter face a choice.
Bobi Wine: The People’s President
Bobi Wine: The People’s President
A documentary about how Ugandan opposition leader, activist and musical star Bobi Wine took on the regime led by Yoweri Museveni, the person who led the country for 35 years.
Werner Herzog – Radical Dreamer
Werner Herzog – Radical Dreamer
A portrait of the celebrated filmmaker.
A funeral car cruises the streets of Medellin, while a young director tells the story of his past in this violent and conservative city.
The Damned Don't Cry
The Damned Don't Cry
Selim follows his mother from place to place, forever trying to outrun the latest scandal she's been caught up in. When they arrive in Tangier, new opportunities will give them a shot at the legitimacy they each crave – but not without threatening their fragile love for one another.
As far as 24-year-old Amanda can remember, she has never had friends. It’s the thing she desires most. When she finds out that as infants she and Rebecca had spent a lot of time together, Amanda settles on her new mission: convincing her that they are still best friends.
Wolf And Dog
Wolf And Dog
A girl begins to question the world around her through her friendship with her gay best friend.
Hanging Gardens
Hanging Gardens
When a young Iraqi rubbish picker rescues an American sex doll from the Baghdad dumps, he crosses into a perilous red zone, where friends become enemies and nothing is certain.
Master Gardener
Master Gardener
A meticulous horticulturist who is devoted to tending the grounds of a beautiful estate and pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager, is persuaded to take on her great niece as an apprentice.
La Syndicaliste
La Syndicaliste
The true story of of a whistleblower who shook the French nuclear industry.
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Venice Film Festival Features

Light and magic
Hélène Louvart on the challenges of photographing Nezouh
Acts of freedom
Margherita Mazzucco on Susanna Nicchiarelli's Chiara
Roads that lead you to roam
Laura Citrella on the mysteries and winding pathways of Trenque Lauquen
Military man
David Wagner on Eismayer, the man and the movie
Diop displays true grit
Saint Omer director provokes a flurry of awards season buzz
Waves of fear
Minhai Mincan on the dread that drives To The North and his move from documentary to fiction
The art of noise
Minhai Mincan on scoring, sound design and shooting on a ship in To The North
Walk through fear
Nan Goldin, Laura Poitras, Harry Cullen and Megan Kapler on All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Venice Film Festival News

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed wins Golden Lion
Rare win for documentary in Venice
Free Venice shorts at Sala Web
A dozen films streaming immediately after world premiere
Venice Film Festival announces titles
Films by Joanna Hogg, Darren Aronofsky and Alejandro Inarritu join line-up

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