The 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival will run from August 30 to September 9. It will open with Comandante and close with Society Of The Snow. Please bear with us while we input the programme.

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The Promised Land
The Promised Land
In 1755, the impoverished Captain Ludvig Kahlen sets out to conquer the harsh, uninhabitable Danish heath with a seemingly impossible goal; to build a colony in the name of the King.
An exploration of the roots of racism as experienced in the US.
The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar
The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar
The tale of a gambler who develops magical powers.
It's the summer of 1957 and Ferrari is in crisis, both in his business and personal life. He decides to take a gamble on a race, the Mille Miglia.
A mum who has lost her baby tries to work through her grief as she attempts to donate her milk.
Poor Things
Poor Things
The story of a young woman who has been brought back to life.
Biopic of Leonard and Felicia Bernstein.
The Killer
The Killer
After a fateful near miss, an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.
Life Is Not A Competition, But I'm Winning
Life Is Not A Competition, But I'm Winning
Consideration of the historic bias against female Black and queer athletes.
Housekeeping For Beginners
Housekeeping For Beginners
A lesbian suddenly finds herself responsible for her partner’s two daughters.
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Venice Film Festival Features

Space and time
Stefanie Kolk on her approach to the grieving process in Melk
In the service of the story
Matteo Garrone on fairy tales and Italy’s Oscar submission, Io Capitano
Comedic bite
Ariane Louis-Seize on injecting Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person with humour
A sporting chance
Julia Fuhr Mann on exploring athletic bias and looking beyond the binary in Life Is Not A Competition, But I'm Winning
'Life in general is a matter of freedom'
Tommaso Santambrogio tells us about his debut Oceans Are The Real Continents
Winds of change
Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir on depicting modern Mongolia and Shamanism onscreen in City Of Wind
Restoring history
God Is A Woman director Andres Peyrot on bringing a film back to a community and engaging in dialogue about it
Meet Ruggero Deodato
The legendary director of Cannibal Holocaust discusses his career

Venice Film Festival News

Poor Things wins Golden Lion
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