Sunday, March 3, 2024

The 2022 Venice Film Festival Lineup

Earlier this morning, artistic director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera announced the official lineup for the festival’s 79th edition. Our very own Tom O’Brien will be attending this year on behalf of Next Best Picture. The festival runs from August 31st – September 10th, 2022.

​Click below to see the official lineup.

“All The Beauty and The Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras (U.S.)
“Argentina, 1985,” Santiago Mitre (Argentina, U.S.)
“Athena,” Romain Gavras (France)
“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Martin McDonagh (U.K., U.S.)
​”Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Mexico)
“Beyond The Wall,” Vahid Jalilvand (Iran)
“Blonde,” Andrew Dominik (U.S.)
“Bones and All,” Luca Guadagnino (U.S.)
“Chiara,” Susanna Nicchiarelli (Italy)
“A Couple,” Frederik Wiseman (U.S.)
“The Eternal Daughter,” Joanna Hogg (U.K.)
​”Il Signore Delle Formiche,” Gianni Amelio (Italy)
“Love Life,” Kôji Fukada (Japan, France)
“L’Immensità,” Emanuele Crialese (Italy)
“Monica,” Andrea Pallaoro (Italy)
“No Bears,” Jafar Panahi (Iran)
”On The Fringe,”
“Other People’s Children,” Rebecca Zlotowski (France)
“Our Ties,” Roschdy Zem (France)
“Saint Omer,’ Alice Diop (France)
​”The Son,” Florian Zeller (U.K.)
“TÁR,” Todd Field (U.S.)
“The Whale,” Darren Aronofsky (U.S.)
“White Noise” – Noah Baumbach (U.S.) – OPENING FILM

“The Hanging Sun,” Francesco Carrozzini (Italy) – CLOSING FILM
“Call Of God,” Kim Ki-duk (Estonia, Kirighistan, Lettonia)
“Dead For a Dollar,” Walter Hill (U.S.)
“Don’t Worry Darling,” Olivia Wilde (U.S.)
“Dreamin’ Wild,” Bill Pohlad (U.S.)
“Living,” Oliver Hermanus (U.K.)
“Master Gardener,” Paul Schrader (U.S.)
“Pearl,” Ti West (U.S.)
“Siccitá,” Paolo Virzì (Italy)
“When The Waves Are Gone,” Lav Diaz (Philippines, France, Portugal, Denmark)

“A Compassionate Spy,” Steve James (U.S.)
“Bobi Wine Ghetto President,” Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo (Uganda, U.K., U.S.)
“Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom,” Evgeny Afineevsky (Ukraine, U.K., U.S.)
“Gli Ultimi Giorni Dell’Umanità,” Enrico Ghezzi, Alessandro Gagliardo (Italy)
“In Viaggio,” Gianfranco Rosi (Italy)
“The Kiev Trial,” Sergei Loznitsa (The Netherlands, Ukraine)
“The Matchmaker,” Benedetta Argentieri (Italy)
“Music For Black Pigeons,” Jørgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed (Denmark)
“Nuclear,” Oliver Stone (U.S.)

“Copenhagen Cowboy” (Episodes 1-6), Nicholas Winding Refn (Denmark)
“The Kingdom Exodus” (Episodes 1-5), Lars Von Trier (Denmark)

​”Princess,” Roberto De Paolis (Italy) – OPENING FILM
“A Man,” Key Ishikawa (Japan)
“Autobiography,” Makbul Mubarak (France, Germany, Qatar)
“Blanquita,” Fernando Guzzoni (Chile, Mexico)
“Bread and Salt,” Damian Kocur (Poland)
“The Bride,” Sergio Trefaut (Portugal)
“For My Country,” Rachid Hami (France, Taipei)
“The Happiest Man in the World,” Teona Strugar Mitevska (Bosnia, Belgium, Denmark)
“Innocence,” Guy Davidi (Denmark, Israel, Finland, Iceland) – Documentary
“Luxembourg, Luxembourg,” Antonio Lukich (Ukraine)
“On The Fringe” (“En Los Márgenes”), Juan Diego Botto (Spain)
“The Sitting Duck,” Jean-Paul Salomé (France)
“Ti Mangio il Cuore,” Pippo Mezzapesa (Italy)
“To The North,” Mihai Mincan (Romania, France, Greece, Bulgaria, Czech Republic)
“Trenque Lauquen,” Laura Citarella (Argentina, Germany)
“Vera,” Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel (Austria)
“Victim” (“Obet'”), Michal Blasko (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany)
“World War III,” Houman Seyiedi (Iran)

“Amanda,” Carolina Cavalli
“Goliath,” Adilkhan Yerzhanov
“Hanging Gardens,” Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji
“Nezouh,” Soudade Kaadan
“Notte Fantasma,” Fulvio Risuleo
“Origin of Evil,” Sébastien Marnier
“Red Shoes,” Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser
“Valeria Is Getting Married,” Michael Vinik
“Without Her,” Arian Vazirdaftari

Julianne Moore (“Gloria Bell“) will be the president of this year’s jury overseeing the films in competition. She will be joined by Argentine director Mariano Cohn (“Official Competition“), Italian director Leonardo Di Costanzo (“Ariaferma”), French director Audrey Diwan (“Happening“), Iranian actress Leila Hatami (“A Separation”), Japanese-UK writer Kazuo Ishiguro (“Living”) & Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen (“The Beasts”).

What do you think of the lineup? Is there anything that jumps out at you as something you want to see? Which film’s inclusion/exclusion surprised you the most? Please let us know your thoughts 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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