Venice Film Festival 2020 Competition Lineup Unveiled

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Venice Film Festival 2020 Competition Lineup Unveiled

Venice Film Festival 2020 Competition Lineup Unveiled

The Venice Film Festival 2020 competition lineup has been unveiled, marking only two studio titles in the list, including Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland starring Frances McDormand for Searchlight Pictures and Mona Fastvold’s The World to Come for Sony Pictures (via Deadline). You can check out the full list below!

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After facing criticism last year for only having two female filmmakers, this year’s lineup boasts eight of the 18 features having been helmed by women. Venice’s Alberto Barbera also noted that due to the ongoing pandemic, “a few spectacular movies will be missing.”

VENEZIA 77 – COMPETITION

In Between Dying, dir: Hilal Baydarov
Le Sorelle Macaluso, dir: Emma Dante
The World To Come, dir: Mona Fastvold
Nuevo Orden, dir: Michel Franco
Lovers, dir: Nicole Garcia
Laila in Haifa, dir: Amos Gitai
Dear Comrades, dir: Andrei Konchalovsky
Wife Of A Spy, dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Sun Children, dir: Majid Majidi
Pieces Of A Woman, dir: Kornel Mundruczo
Miss Marx, dir: Susanna Nicchiarelli
Padrenostro, dir: Claudio Noce
Notturno, dir: Gianfranco Rosi
Never Gonna Snow Again, dirs: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
The Disciple, dir: Chaitanya Tamhane
And Tomorrow The Entire World, dir: Julia Von Heinz
Quo Vadis, Aida?, dir: Jasmila Zbanic
Nomadland, dir: Chloé Zhao

HORIZONS

*Apples, dir: Christos Nikou (Opening film)
*La Troisième Guerre, dir: Giovanni Aloi
Milestone, dir: Ivan Ayr
The Wasteland, dir: Ahmad Bahrami
The Man Who Sold His Skin, dir: Kaouther Ben Hania
*I Predatori, dir: Pietro Castellitto
Mainstream, dir: Gia Coppola
Genus Pan, dir: Lav Diaz
*Zanka Contact, dir: Ismael El Iraki
Guerra E Pace, dirs: Martina Parenti, Massimo D’Anolfi
La Nuit Des Rois, dir: Philippe Lacôte
*The Furnace, dir: Roderick Mackay
Careless Crime, dir: Shahram Mokri
Gaza Mon Amour, dirs: Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser
Selva Tragica, dir: Yulene Olaizola
Nowhere Special, dir: Uberto Pasolini
*Listen, dir: Ana Rocha de Sousa
*The Best Is Yet To Come, dir: Wang Jing
Yellow Cat, dir: Adilkhan Yerzhanov

(*Denotes debut features eligible for the Lion of the Future “Luigi De Laurentiis” Award)

HORIZONS SHORT FILMS – COMPETITION

The Night Train, dir: Jerry Carlsson
The Shift, dir: Laura Carreira
Workshop, dir: Judah Finnigan
Sogni Al Campo, dir: Magda Guidi
What Probably Would Have Happened, If I Hadn’t Stayed At Home, dir: Willy Hans
The Game, dir: Roman Hodel
Places, dir: Vytautas Katkus
Anita, dir: Sushma Khadepaun
A Fleur De Peau, dir: Meriem Mesraoua
Entre Tu Y Milagros, dir: Marina Saffon
Being My Mon, dir: Jasmine Trinca
Live In Cloud Cuckoo Land, dir: Nghia Vu Minh

HORIZONS SHORT FILMS – OUT OF COMPETITION

Si, dir: Luca Ferri
The Return Of Tragedy, dir: Bertrand Mandico

OUT OF COMPETITION – SPECIAL SCREENINGS

30 Monedas, Episode 1, dir: Alex de la Iglesia
Princesse Europe, dir: Camille Lotteau
Omelia Contadina, dirs: Alice Rohrwacher, JR

OUT OF COMPETITION – FICTION

Lacci, dir: Daniele Lucheti (Opening film)
Lasciami Andare, dir: Stefano Mordini (Closing film)
Mandibules, dir: Quentin Dupieux
Love After Love, dir: Ann Hui
Assandira, dir: Salvatore Mereu
The Duke, dir: Roger Michell
Night In Paradise, dir: Park Hoon-jung
Mosquito State, dir: Filip Jan Rymsza

OUT OF COMPETITION – NON-FICTION

Sportin’ Life, dir: Abel Ferrara
Crazy, Not Insane, dir: Alex Gibney
Greta; dir: Nathan Grossman
Salvatore, Shoemaker Of Dreams, dir: Luca Guadagnino
Final Account, dir: Luke Holland
La Verita Su La Dolce Vita, dir: Giuseppe Pedersoli
Molecole, dir: Andrea Segre
Narciso Em Ferias, dirs: Renato Terra, Ricardo Calil
Paulo Conte, Via Con Me, dir: Giorgio Verdelli
Hopper/Welles: dir: Orson Welles
City Hall, dir: Frederick Wiseman

BIENNALE COLLEGE – CINEMA

El Arte De Volver, dir: Pedro Collantes
Fucking With Nobody, dir: Hannaleena Hauru

BIENNALE COLLEGE CINEMA – VIRTUAL REALITY

Vajont, dir: Iolanda Di Bonaventura