Venice Film Festival 2022

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Amanda Amanda
Amanda and Hanging Gardens
Amanda (Country: Italy; Year: 2022; Director: Carolina Cavalli; Writer: Carolina Cavalli; Stars: Benedetta Porcaroli, Galatéa Bellugi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Michele Bravi, Monica Nappo)
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.
Hanging Gardens (Janain mualaqa) (Year: 2022; Director: Ahmed Yassin Aldaradji; Writer: Ahmed Yassin Aldaradji; Stars: Jawad Al Shakarji, Wissam Diyaa, Akram Mazen Ali, Hussain Muhammad Jalil)
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.
Nezouh (Country: Syria, UK, France; Year: 2022; Director: Soudade Kaadan; Writer: Soudade Kaadan; Stars: Samer al Masri, Kinda Alloush, Hala Zein, Nizar Alani)
As a man refuses to flee war-torn Damascus, his wife and daughter face a choice.
Notte Fantasma (Country: Italy; Year: 2022; Director: Fulvio Risuleo; Writer: Fulvio Risuleo; Stars: Yothin Clavenzani, Edoardo Pesce, Elisa Pierdominici)
A youngster finds himself in trouble after being arrested by a plain clothes cop.
The Origin Of Evil (L'Origine Du Mal) (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Sébastien Marnier; Writer: Sébastien Marnier; Stars: Laure Calamy, Suzanne Clément, Doria Tillier, Jacques Weber, Dominique Blanc)
Jealousy and bitterness lead a woman to invent a whole other life for herself in order to impress the rich men and women who surround her.
Nezouh Nezouh
Nezouh and The Origin Of Evil
Valeria Is Getting Married (Valeria Mithatenet) (Country: Israel, Ukraine; Year: 2022; Director: Michal Vinik; Writer: Michal Vinik; Stars: Lena Fraifeld, Yaakov Zada Daniel, Dasha Tvoronovich, Avraham Shalom Levi)
Christina is a Ukrainian woman who moved to Israel through a ‘bride-to-order’ kind of deal. Things work out well until her sister also arrives as a result of matchmaking.
Without Her (Bi Roya) (Country: Iran; Year: 2022; Director: Arian Vazirdaftari; Writer: Arian Vazirdaftari; Stars: Tannaz Tabatabaei, Saber Abar, Shadi Karamroudi, Sam Nakhai, Mehri Al Agha, Nahal Dashti, Reza Davoudnejad, Mojtaba Fallahi, Faranak Kalantar, Tiam Kermanian, Maedeh Tahmasebi, Milad Yazdani)
Just two weeks before Roya, a banned Iranian journalist, is set to emigrate from Iranshe encounters a quiet young girl. She takes her in unaware the girl has come to replace her.
Zapatos Rojos (Red Shoes) (Year: 2022; Director: Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser; Stars: Natalia Solián, Eustacio Ascacio)
At a remote location in the mountains of Mexico lives Artemio, a farmer who is watching the desolate plot of land on which he works and his life itself slip from his fingers. When he receives shocking news, he decides to set off for the city in search of deliverance, but finds himself having to deal with a brutal world that is completely unknown to him.

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