Venice Film Festival 2023

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Hoard Hoard
Hoard and God Is A Woman
About Last Year (Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Dunja Lavecchia, Beatrice Surano, Morena Terranova; Writer: Dunja Lavecchia, Beatrice Surano, Morena Terranova; Stars: Celeste Borgialli, Letizia Nacci, Giorgia Oliverio)
Drama centred on women who are part of the ballroom scene.
God Is A Woman (Dieu Est Une femme) (Country: France, Switzerland; Year: 2023; Director: Andres Peyrot)
Documentary about the Kuna people focusing on a film that was supposed to be made about them in the Seventies.
Hoard (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Luna Carmoon; Writer: Luna Carmoon; Stars: Saura Lightfoot Leon, Joseph Quinn, Hayley Squires, Deba Hekmat, Cathy Tyson)
1984, London: Seven-year-old Maria and her mother live in their own loving world built on sorting through bins and collecting shiny rubbish. One night, their world falls apart, and we join Maria a decade later, living with her foster mother.
Infested (Vermines, Vermin) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Sébastien Vanicek; Writer: Florent Bernard, Sébastien Vanicek; Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Sofia Lesaffre, Théo Christine, Jérôme Niel, Lisa Nyarko)
Kaleb, passionate about exotic animals, accidentally lets his new eight-legged pet slip away.
Life Is Not A Competition, But I'm Winning (Country: Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Julia Fuhr Mann; Writer: Julia Fuhr Mann)
Consideration of the historic bias against female Black and queer athletes.
Infested Infested
Infested and The Vourdalak
Love Is A Gun (Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong; Year: 2023; Director: Lee Hong-Chi; Writer: Lee Hong-Chi; Stars: Lee Hong-Chi , Patricia Lin, Zheng Qing-Yu, Lin Ke-Ren, Lee Yu-Yao, Edison Song)
An ex-con's quiet life is disrupted by people from his past.
Malqueridas (Country: Chile, Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Tana Gilbert)
Stories of mothers serving long sentences in jail.
Passione Critica (Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Simone Isola, Franco Montini, Patrizia Pistagnesi)
Examining the relationship between authors and critics in Italian cinema history.
Sky Peals (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Moin Hussain; Writer: Moin Hussain; Stars: Faraz Ayub, Natalie Gavin, Claire Rushbrook, Simon Nagra, Steve Oram, Jeff Mirza, Bill Fellows, Adrian Hood, Maizie Wickson, Alan Cammish, Teresa Mondol, Junaid Arshad, Christian Foster, Vicki Hackett, Lynne Payne)
A lonely man starts to piece together the story of his estranged father after his death and discovers the older man didn't believe he was human.
The Vourdalak (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Adrien Beau; Writer: Adrien Beau, Hadrien Bouvier, based on the novella by, Aleksei Tolstoy; Stars: Ariane Labed, Grégoire Colin, Vassili Schneider, Kacey Mottet Klein)
Historic vampire tale, adapted from a Tolstoy novella.

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