Watch Venice Film Festival films online

Festival Scope's Web Theatre returns

by Amber Wilkinson

The Criminal Man
The Criminal Man Photo: Courtesy of Venice Film Festival
Six features from Venice Film Festival are available to watch online from today.

The selection from the Out of Competition, Orizzonti and Sconfini sections marks the eighth year of the online Web Theatre - which offers a maximum of 1000 tickets for each screening, with each version featuring subtitles in Italian and English. The films will stream from 9pm Italian time on the day they are presented on the Lido an will be available until September 19.

This year's line-up includes Colectiv (Collective), by German-Romanian documentarian Alexander Nanau (The Prince Of Nothingwood), plus the second feature by Théo Court, White On White, about a wedding photographer who becomes obsessed with the bride to be, starring Alfredo Castro. Also included is The Criminal Man by Dmitry Mamuliya, which sees an engineer's life turned upside down after he witnesses a murder and Nouri Bouzid's The Scarecrows, a drama charting what happens to a pair of women who escape sex slavery at the hands of Syrian terrorists.

The screenings, held on behalf of the Venice Film Festival, will be available on the secure website managed by Festival Scope. Digital tickets may be purchased at www.labiennale.org or at Festival Scope. Tickets cost €4 each, with a festival pass for five films priced at €10.

Films screening

  • The Scarecrows (Les Epuvantails), dir Nouri Bouzid (Tunisia, Morocco, Luxembourg), from 9pm (Italian time) tonight.
  • White On White (Blanco En Blanc), dir Théo Court (Spain, Chile, France, Germany), from September 3.
  • Just 6.5 9 (Metri Shesho Nim), dir Saeed Roustaee (Iran), from September 3.
  • Collective (Colectiv), dir Alexander Nanau (Romania, Luxembourg), from September 4.
  • The Criminal Man (Borotmokmedi), dir Dmitry Mamuliya (Georgia, Russia), from September 5.
  • Zumiriki, dir Oskar Alegria (Spain), from September 6.

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