Monday, May 20, 2024

The 2020 Venice Film Festival Lineup

By Matt Neglia 

The coronavirus pandemic may have cancelled Cannes and Telluride but Venice will still take place on September 2nd and run until the 12th where some major world premieres are set to take place (including yesterday’s announced “Nomadland”).

​The full lineup has been announced today and can be seen below.

Opening Night
“Lacci,” Daniele Luchetti (Out of Competition)

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

Out of Competition (Fiction)
“Lasciami Andare,” Stefano Mordini
“Mandibules,” Quentin Dupieux
“Love After Love,” Ann Hui
“Assandira,” Salvatore Mereu
“The Duke,” Robert Michell
“Night in Paradise,” Park Hoon-Jung
“Mosquito State,” Filip Jan Rymsza

Out of Competition (Non Fiction)
“Sportin’ Life,” Abel Ferrara
“Crazy, Not Insane,” Alex Gibney
“Greta,” Nathan Grossman
“Salvatore – Shoemaker of Dreams,” Luca Guadagnino
“Final Account,” Luke Holland
“La Verite Su La Dolce Vita,” Giussepe Pedersoli
“Molecole,” Andrea Segre
“Narciso Em Ferias,” Renato Terra and Ricardo Calil
“Paolo Conte, Via Con Me,” Giorgio Verdelli
“Hopper/Welles,” Orson Welles
“City Hall,” Frederick Wiseman

Out of Competition (Special Screenings)
“Princess Europe,” Camille Lotteau
“30 Monedas (Episode One),” Alex De La Iglesia
“Omelia Contadina, Alica Rohrwacher and JR

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

Venice Days
“Honey Cigar,” Kamir Aïnouz
“The Stonebreaker,” Gianluca and Massimiliano Serio
“Mama,” Li Dongmei
“Residue,” Merawi Gerima
“Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time” Lili Horvat
“Oasis,” Ivan Ilkic
“My Tender Matador,” Rodrigo Sepulveda
“Conference,” Ivan I. Tverdovskij
“The Whaler Boy,” Philipp Yuryev
“200 Meters,” Ameen Nayfeh
“Saint-Narcisse,” Bruce LaBruce
“Nightwalk,” Malgorzata Skumowksa (Short Film)
“In My Room,” Mati Diop (Short Film)

Cate Blanchett is this year’s jury President along with director Veronika Franz (“The Lodge”), filmmaker Joanna Hogg (“The Souvenir”), Italian writer and novelist Nicola Lagioia, filmmaker Christian Petzold (“Transit”), Romanian director Cristi Puiu, and French actress Ludivine Sagnier. Claire Denis (“High Life“) is leading the Horizons jury with Oskar Alegria, Francesca Comencini, Katriel Schory, and Christine Vachon.

What do you think of the lineup? Is there anything that jumps out at you? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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