Venice Film Festival 2022

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A Companion for Amateur Cinematographers: Vol. I A Companion for Amateur Cinematographers: Vol. I
A Companion for Amateur Cinematographers: Vol. I and La Syndicaliste
Autobiography (Country: Indonesia, Poland, Germany, Singapore, France, Philippines; Year: 2022; Director: Makbul Mubarak; Writer: Makbul Mubarak; Stars: Kevin Ardilova, Yusuf Mahardika, Arswendy Bening Swara, Lukman Sardi, Rukman Rosadi, Haru Sandra, Gunawan Maryanto, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin)
A young man working as a housekeeper sparks a chain of violence after defending his boss's mayoral election campaign.
Blanquita (Country: Chile; Year: 2022; Director: Fernando Guzzoni; Writer: Fernando Guzzoni; Stars: Laura López, Alejandro Goic, Amparo Noguera, Marcelo Alonso, Daniela Ramírez, Ariel Grandón)
An 18-year-old foster home resident becomes the key witness in a sexual abuse scandal which rocks Chilean politics.
Bread And Salt (Chleb i sól) (Country: Poland; Year: 2022; Director: Damian Kocur; Writer: Damian Kocur, Marta Konarzewska; Stars: Tymoteusz Bies, Jacek Bies, Nadim Suleiman, Nikola Raczko, Bartosz Olewinski, Dawid Piejko, Malgorzata Puzio, Wojciech Walkiewicz, Nadim Shalabi)
A pianist returns to his home town, where he finds a new kebab bar in town, which begins to generate friction between the employees and local youths.
The Bride (Country: Portugal; Year: 2022; Director: Sérgio Tréfaut; Writer: Sérgio Tréfaut; Stars: Lola Dueñas, Hugo Bentes, Hussein Hassan Ali, Joana Bernardo)
Drama inspired by the true stories of girls who joined the Islamic State.
Burning Hearts (Ti Mangio Il Cuore) (Country: Italy; Year: 2022; Director: Pippo Mezzapesa; Writer: Antonella Gaeta, Pippo Mezzapesa, Davide Serino; Stars: Elodie, Francesco Patanè, Lidia Vitale, Francesco Di Leva, Giovanni Trombetta, Letizia Pia Cartolaro, Michele Pereira Da Paz, Arturo Severo Cano, Giovanni Anzaldo, Mauro Lamanna, Nicola Davide, Gianni Lillo, Cristiano Cela, Francesco Tammacco, Giulia Maria Scarano)
The forbidden love between Andrea, the reluctant heir of the Malatesta family, and Marilena, the beautiful wife of the Camporeale boss, rekindles an old feud between two rival families.
Love Forever Love Forever
Love Forever and Victim
A Companion for Amateur Cinematographers: Vol. I (Manuale Di Cinematografia Per Dilettanti) (Country: Italy; Year: 2022; Director: Federico Di Corato; Writer: Federico Di Corato)
Against the backdrop of Italy in the years of the Fascist dictatorship, a man of wealth but unknown to history scrutinises the world with his little film camera, guided by a handbook.
For My Country (Pour La France) (Country: France; Year: 2022; Director: Rachid Hami; Writer: Rachid Hami, Ollivier Pourriol; Stars: Lubna Azabal, Hugo Becker, Laurent Lafitte, Vivian Sung, Karim Leklou, Shaïn Boumedine, Samir Guesmi, Slimane Dazi, Lyès Salem, Alicia Hava, Arthur Igual, Pierre-Emmanuel Parlato)
A brother tries to come to terms with the loss of his brother in an Army hazing ritual as his family fight for the right for him to be buried in a military cemetery.
The Happiest Man In The World (Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Denmark, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Year: 2022; Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska; Writer: Teona Strugar Mitevska, Elma Tataragic; Stars: Irma Alimanovic, Izudin Bajrovic, Vedrana Bozinovic, Jelena Kordic, Ana Kostovska, Nikolina Kujaca, Ksenija Marinkovic, Labina Mitevska, Mona Muratovic, Adnan Omerovic, Kemal Rizvanovic, Sinisa Vidovic)
Asja is a 40-year-old single woman living in Sarajevo. She meets Zoran, a 43-year-old banker, at a dating event. Zoran is not there looking for love though, but for forgiveness.
Innocence (Country: Israel, Iceland, Denmark, Finland; Year: 2022; Director: Guy Davidi)
Tackles the issue of militarisation and its impact on the lives of young Israeli people who are forced to serve against their own identity and values.
Love Forever (Country: Australia; Year: 2022; Director: Clare Young; Writer: Clare Young; Stars: Hannah McKenzie, Beau Cram)
A girl from Canberra navigates the treacherous waters of first love with a boy from Sydney’s Northern beaches.
To The North To The North
To The North and Snow In September
Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2022; Director: Antonio Lukich; Writer: Antonio Lukich; Stars: Anna Alsheva, Lyudmyla Sachenko, Ramil Nasirov, Amil Nasirov)
Twin brothers find their lives disrupted after a phone call about their long-estranged dad.
A Man (Aru Otoko) (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Kei Ishikawa; Writer: Kôsuke Mukai; Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Sakura Andô, Masataka Kubota, Nana Seino)
A lawyer finds himself embroiled in a mystery after a woman asks him to investigate her dead husband's past.
Nocomodo (Country: France; Year: 2022; Director: Lola Halifa-Legrand; Writer: Lola Halifa-Legrand; Stars: Tyra Wigg)
A little girl confronted with a brutal reality begins a rebellion.
On The Fringe (En Los Margenes) (Country: Spain; Year: 2022; Director: Juan Diego Botto; Writer: Juan Diego Botto, Olga Rodriguez; Stars: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Adelfa Calvo, Aixa Villagrán, Christian Checa, Nur Al Levi, Javier Perdiguero, Fabrice Boutique, Irene Bueno Royo)
Social thriller relating the interweaving stories of three characters, told over the course of one day.
Princess (Country: Italy; Year: 2022; Director: Roberto De Paolis; Writer: Roberto De Paolis; Stars: Kevin Glory, Lino Musella, Maurizio Lombardi, Salvatore Striano)
Story of a Nigerian sex worker plying her trade near Rome.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg and Nocomodo
Rutubet (The Moisture) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2022; Director: Turan Haste; Writer: Muhammed Furkan Dașbilek; Stars: Mücahit Koçak, Okan Selvi, Muhammed Mayda, Elif Eylül Yeșilyurt, Baran Salman, Türkyilmaz Sarikaya, Yașar Akman, Mukaddes Kurmuș, Takup Güvenilir)
A teacher is grappling with child custody issues and a mischievous child in his class.
Snow In September (Country: France, Mongolia; Year: 2022; Director: Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir; Writer: Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir; Stars: Sukhbat Munkhbaatar, Nomin Erdene Ariunbyamba, Enkhgerel Baasjanav, Odgerel Bat-Orshikh)
A violent event in a boy’s life subtly consumes him.
La Syndicaliste (The Sitting Duck) (Country: France; Year: 2022; Director: Jean-Paul Salomé; Writer: Fadette Drouard, Caroline Michel-Aguirre, Jean-Paul Salomé; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Alexandra Maria Lara, Benoît Magimel, Marina Foïs, Yvan Attal, Pierre Deladonchamps, Grégory Gadebois, Geno Lechner, Gilles Cohen, François-Xavier Demaison, Aloïse Sauvage, Cedric Cirotteau, Antoine Basler, Yves Heck, Andréa Bescond)
The true story of of a whistleblower who shook the French nuclear industry.
To The North (Spre Nord) (Year: 2022; Director: Mihai Mincan; Stars: Alexandre Nguyen, Soliman Cruz, Nikolai Becker, Emmanuel Sto. Domingo, Bartholome Guingona, Olivier Ho Hio Heen)
A religious Filipino sailor working on a transatlantic ship, discovers a hidden Romanian stowaway. Convinced by a Bible this emigrant has, the sailor starts playing a dangerous game, involving his crew, his faith in God and an innocent man’s life.
Trenque Lauquen (Trenque Lauquen Part I, Trenque Lauquen Part II) (Year: 2022; Director: Laura Citarella; Stars: Elisa Carricajo, Verónica Llinás, Juliana Muras, Laura Paredes, Ezequiel Pierri, Cecilia Rainero, Rafael Spregelburd)
Story set in the Argentinian city of the title, centring on an academic who has disappeared. The story is told across two feature films.
Rutubet Rutubet
Rutubet and Bread And Salt
Vera (Country: Austria; Year: 2022; Director: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel; Writer: Tizza Covi; Stars: Annamaria Ciancamerla, Sebastian Dascalu, Daniel De Palma, Alessandra Di Sanzo, Vera Gemma, Gennaro Lillio, Walter Saabel)
Vera lives in the shadow of her famous father. Tired of her superficial life and relationships, she drifts through Roman high society. When she injures a child in a traffic accident in the suburbs, she forms an intense relationship with an eight-year-old boy and his father.
Victim (Obet) (Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany; Year: 2022; Director: Michal Blasko; Writer: Jakub Medvecký; Stars: Elizaveta Maximová, Alena Mihulová, Vita Smachelyuk, Igor Chmela, Gleb Kuchuk, Viktor)
A Ukranian immigrant faces racism as she seeks justice.
World War III (Country: Iran; Year: 2022; Director: Houman Seyyedi; Writer: Houman Seyyedi, Arian Vazirdaftari, Azad Jafarian; Stars: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Neda Jebraeili, Mahsa Hejazi, Navid Nosrati)
A labourer who finds himself a job on a movie set. The film being shot is meant to be in condemnation of dictatorships, but the filmmakers themselves turn into dictators.
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