Venice Film Festival 2023

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Priscilla Priscilla
Priscilla and Maestro
Adagio (Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Stefano Sollima; Writer: Stefano Bises, Stefano Sollima; Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Toni Servillo, Adriano Giannini, Valerio Mastandrea, Francesco Di Leva, Lorenzo Adorni, Emilio Franchini, Marzio El Moety, Silvia Salvatori)
Rome-set thriller.
The Beast (La Bête) (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Bertrand Bonello; Writer: Bertrand Bonello, Guillaume Bréaud, Benjamin Charbit, based on the novel by Henry James; Stars: Léa Seydoux, George MacKay)
In the near future a woman decides to purify her DNA in a machine that takes her into her past lives. Then she meets Louis and feels a powerful connection, as if she had always known him.
Comandante (Country: Italy, Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Edoardo De Angelis; Writer: Edoardo De Angelis, Sandro Veronesi; Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Johannes Wirix, Johan Heldenbergh, Tim Daish, Silvia D'Amico, Luca Chikovani, Mario Russo, Massimiliano Rossi, Arianna di Claudio, Giuseppe Brunetti, Lucas Tavernier, Giuseppe Lo Piccolo, Giustiniano Alpi, Giulio Greco, Giacomo Bottoni)
The true story of Commander Salvatore Todaro, who saved the lives of enemy sailors who had survived the sinking of their merchant ship.
Dogman (Country: France, US; Year: 2023; Director: Luc Besson; Writer: Luc Besson; Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Christopher Denham, Marisa Berenson, Clemens Schick, Michael Garza, Jojo T. Gibbs, Avant Strangel, John Charles Aguilar, Eric Carter, James Payton, Ambrit Millhouse, Derek Siow, Luing Andrews, Lincoln Powell, Grace Palma)
A man who was abused as a child find solace in his friendship with dogs in this action thriller.
El Conde (Country: Chile; Year: 2023; Director: Pablo Larraín; Writer: Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín; Stars: Alfredo Castro, Paula Luchsinger, Gloria Münchmeyer, Jaime Vadell)
Black comedy imagining Augusto Pinochet as a 250-year-old vampire.
The Killer The Killer
The Killer and Io Capitano
Enea (Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Pietro Castellitto; Writer: Pietro Castellitto; Stars: Benedetta Porcaroli, Sergio Castellitto, Pietro Castellitto, Adamo Dionisi, Matteo Branciamore, Chiara Noschese, Giorgio Montanini, Cesare Castellitto, Giorgio Quarzo Guarascio)
Aeneas chases the myth that bears his name in order to feel alive in a decadent age.
Ferrari (Country: US, UK, Italy, China; Year: 2023; Director: Michael Mann; Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin, Michael Mann, Brock Yates; Stars: Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Sarah Gadon, Jack O'Connell, Patrick Dempsey, Valentina Bellè, Massi Furlan, Gabriel Leone, Erik Haugen, Brett Smrz, Peter Arpesella, Tommaso Basili, Lino Musella, Andrea Dolente)
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.
Finalmente L'Alba (Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Saverio Costanzo; Writer: Saverio Costanzo; Stars: Lily James, Willem Dafoe, Rachel Sennott, Joe Keery, Alba Rohrwacher, Anna Manuelli, Alexia Murray, Paul Boche, Benjamin Stender, Elena Stefanuto, Gabriele Falsetta, Fabiola Morabito, Giuseppe Brunetti, Michele Melega, Eric Alexander)
Period drama set over one night in the career of an actress in Fifties Rome.
Green Border (Zielona granica) (Country: Poland, Germany, France, Czechia, Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Agnieszka Holland; Writer: Agnieszka Holland, Gabriela Lazarkiewicz-Sieczko, Maciej Pisuk; Stars: Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Tomasz Włosok, Behi Djanati Atai, Mohamad Al Rashi, Dalia Naous)
Multifaceted drama about the plight of refugees on the Belarus/Poland border.
Holly (Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France; Year: 2023; Director: Fien Troch Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France; Stars: Cathalina Geraerts, Felix Heremans, Greet Verstraete, Serdi Faki Alici, Els Deceukelier)
In the aftermath of a school fire, a traumatised community looks for consolation in a 15-year-old who unwittingly becomes a saviour figure.
Poor Things Poor Things
Poor Things and The Promised Land
Hors-Saison (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Stéphane Brizé; Writer: Stéphane Brizé, Marie Drucker; Stars: Guillaume Canet, Alba Rohrwacher, Sharif Andoura, Emmy Boissard Paumelle)
Old flames meet unexpectedly.
Io Capitano (Country: Italy, Belgium, France; Year: 2023; Director: Matteo Garrone; Writer: Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, Massimo Ceccherini, Andrea Tagliaferri, Nicola Di Robilant, Chiara Leonardi; Stars: Affif Ben Badra, Hichem Yacoubi, Joseph Beddelem, Bamar Kane, Oumar Diaw, Mariam Kaba, Princess Erika, Taha Benaim, Seydou Sarr, Flaure B.B. Kabore, Beatrice Gnonko, Jackie Zappa, Emilie Adams, Bidar Abdelahad, Observateur Ebène)
Two Senegalese teenagers try to realise their dream of a new life in Europe.
The Killer (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: David Fincher; Writer: Alexis Nolent, Andrew Kevin Walker; Stars: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Monique Ganderton, Anthony Louis, Kerry O'Malley, Sala Baker, Monika Gossmann, Lacey Dover, Kellan Rhude, Endre Hules, Avant Strangel, Elisha Davis, Leroy Edwards III)
After a fateful near miss, an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.
Maestro (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Bradley Cooper; Writer: Bradley Cooper, Josh Singer; Stars: Bradley Cooper, Maya Hawke, Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, Miriam Shor, Sarah Silverman, Michael Urie, Alexa Swinton, Gideon Glick, Sam Nivola, Kate Eastman, Eric Parkinson, William Hill, Oraldo Austin, Gabe Fazio)
Biopic of Leonard and Felicia Bernstein.
Memory (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2023; Director: Michel Franco; Writer: Michel Franco; Stars: Jessica Chastain, Peter Sarsgaard, Elsie Fisher, Merritt Wever, Josh Charles, Jessica Harper, Blake Baumgartner, Rand Faris, Davis Duffield, Brooke Timber, Elizabeth Loyacano, Billy Griffith, Ross Brodar, Johnny Vorsteg, Thomas Vorsteg)
A love-struck couple (attempt to build a relationship while dealing with trauma and dementia.
The Beast The Beast
The Beast and Origin
Origin (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Ava DuVernay; Writer: Ava DuVernay, based on the book by Isabel Wilkerson; Stars: Jon Bernthal, Connie Nielsen, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Vera Farmiga, Nick Offerman, Victoria Pedretti, Donna Mills, Niecy Nash, Finn Wittrock, Audra McDonald, Blair Underwood, Leonardo Nam, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Jessica Fontaine, Gissette Valentin)
An exploration of the roots of racism as experienced in the US.
Poor Things (Country: US, Ireland, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Writer: Tony McNamara, based on the novel by Alasdair Gray; Stars: Cast: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott, Jerrod Carmichael, Hanna Schygulla , Kathrin Hunter)
The story of a young woman who has been brought back to life.
Priscilla (Country: US, UK, Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Sofia Coppola; Writer: Sofia Coppola, based on the book by Priscilla Presley; Stars: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Kamilla Kowal, Jorja Cadence, Emily Mitchell, Dan Beirne, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll, Deanna Jarvis, Ari Cohen, Luke Humphrey, Tim Post, Josette Halpert, Stephanie Moran, Gwynne Phillips, Dagmara Dominczyk)
A Priscilla Presley biopic based on her memoir Elvis And Me.
The Promised Land (Bastarden) (Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway; Year: 2023; Director: Nikolaj Arcel; Writer: Nikolaj Arcel, Anders Thomas Jensen; Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Gustav Lindh, Amanda Collin, Kristine Kujath Thorp, Magnus Krepper, Lise Risom Olsen, Søren Malling, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Jacob Lohmann, Felix Kramer, Morten Hee Andersen, Simon Bennebjerg, Martin Feifel, Patricia Slauf, Arved Friese)
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.
The Theory of Everything (Die Theorie Von Allem) (Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland; Year: 2023; Director: Timm Kröger; Writer: Roderick Warich, Timm Kröger; Stars: Jan Bülow, Olivia Ross, Hanns Zischler, Gottfried Breitfuss, David Bennent, Philippe Graber, Imogen Kogge, Emanuel Waldburg-Zeil, Vivienne Bayley, Ladina von Frisching, Dirk Böhling, Marie Goyette, Paul Wolff-Plottegg, Peter Hottinger, Dana Herfurth)
The year of 1962. A physics congress in the Alps. An Iranian guest. A mysterious pianist. A bizarre cloud formation in the sky and a booming mystery under the mountain.
Green Border Green Border
Green Border and Ferrari
Woman Of (Kobieta Z...) (Country: Poland, Sweden; Year: 2023; Director: Michal Englert, Malgorzata Szumowska; Stars: Joanna Kulig, Mateusz Wieclawek, Malgorzata Hajewska, Jacek Braciak, Bogumila Bajor)
A man begins to feel increasingly uncomfortable with his gender identity.

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