Venice Film Festival 2022

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Banu (Country: Azerbaijan, Italy, Iran, France; Year: 2022; Director: Tahmina Rafaella; Writer: Tahmina Rafaella; Stars: Tahmina Rafaella, Daniz Tacaddin, Kamala Israfilova, Zaur Shafiyev, Zemfira Abdulsamadova, Melek Abbaszade, Hajar Aghayeva, Azad Sükürov, Melisa Noi Oskui, Jafar Hasan, Huseyn Babayev, Anar Almazov, Zeynab Islamova, Sabina Mammadova, Gulnigar Ahmadova)
While the Second Nagorno-Karabakh war rages on far away from Baku, Azerbaijan, Banu has four days to find someone to support her in court against her influential soon to be ex-husband, who is fighting for custody of their son.
Come Le Tartarughe (Country: Italy; Year: 2022; Director: Monica Dugo; Stars: Edoardo Boschetti, Sandra Collodel, Monica Dugo, Francesco Gheghi, Annalisa Insardà, Angelo Libri, Romana Maggiora Vergano)
When her marriage breaks down a mother takes refuge in a wardrobe.
Mountain Onion (Gornyi Luk) (Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2022; Director: Eldar Shibanov)
A kid sells mountain onions alongside the highway and one day he catches his idol trucker having sex with his mom. Jabai and his sister, Saniya, embark on a journey from their small village in Kazakhstan to China, to obtain the only thing that will save their father and help him become a strong man, the ‘Golden Viagra’.
Palimpsest (Country: US, Finland; Year: 2022; Director: Hanna Marjo Västinsalo; Writer: Hanna Marjo Västinsalo; Stars: Krista Kosonen, Leo Sjöman, Riitta Havukainen, Antti Virmavirta, Emma Kilpimaa, Kaisu Mäkelä)
Tellu and Juhani (80s) have barely anything in common, except a room they share while waiting for death. Their fates change when Tellu and Juhani are chosen for a gene therapy trial, akin to the fountain of youth. As their bodies get younger, Tellu and Juhani explore the world they thought they had lost forever.

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