Ten films to look out for at the Venice film festival

On 30 August, is the 74th edition of the Mostra Internazionale d’arte Cinematografica of start. Of Matt Damon in the thumbnail to The Exorcist in real life: this ten films, we look at the most.

George Clooney, at the Mostra will present his own film ‘Suburbicon’. © Reuters

Downsizing (Alexander Payne)

Open does the oldest film festival in the world with Downsizing, the ambitious project of Alexander Payne (Nebraska). In that sciencefictionsatire incarnates Matt Damon , a man with a grand plan for himself and his wife (Kristen Wiig) to reduce to beneficial to life. Payne had been working for a long time on the script, but had to now wait for the big budget together the trip. If the result is worth the wait, we will soon know.

Human Flow (Ai Weiwei)

Also, the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is looking this year to the Golden Lion. With the documentary Human Flow he bows himself over the migratiecrisis. So he went in 23 different countries in search of the human stories behind the numbers. The film will premiere in Venice is not a coincidence, let Weiwei know to the American entertainmentmagazine Variety. ‘Italy is humanitarian aid given to so many people who are desperately looking for safety and shelter. I am grateful to my film can show in a country that is still the western tradition of humanitarian values maintains.’

The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)

Around Guillermo del Toro (Pans Labyrinth) latest film hangs for a while, a lot of excitement. That Alberto Barbera, director of the Mostra, the best movie of the Mexican filmmaker for more than ten years called, did particularly well. More still, the buzz is so great that 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm decided to the preparations of del Toro’s next film, Fantastic Voyage, just to let you rest. The Shape of Water would be a pressure awardseizoen able to go.

Le Fidèle (Michaël R. Roskam)

Also our very own tricolour is represented in Venice, although our country might not be too nice. Le Fidèle, the third feature by Michaël R. Roskam and the Belgian submission for the Oscars, is set off in the infamous Belgian gangstermilieu and is bathed in a dark atmosphere (brought into focus by our Nicolas Karakatsanis). Yet, Le Fidèle, in the first instance a love tragedy. Matthias Schoenaerts andAdèle Exarchopoulos take the roles of ill-fated lovebirds. And where better to premiere than in the city of love?

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno(Abdellatif Kechiche)

Above Everything performed earlier for the titelpersonage and naamgenote in La Vie d’Adèle, but also the director of acclaimed coming-of-agedrama adorns the poster of the Mostra. With Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno brings the French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechich the first part of (at least) a two-part series. Much is not yet known, but if the movie also, but in the vicinity of La Vie d’Adèle comes, we can to a arthousepareltje expect.

Mother! (Darren Aronofsky)

With director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) at the helm, and Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer on board of the ship has Mother! high expectations to solve. The rascineast commandeered this time the white cloth in with a horrorprent. The quiet life of a couple (Lawrence and Bardem) is promptly interrupted by some uninvited guests. And to the nerve-racking trailer to see ends that are not in a happy tête-à-tête.

The Devil and Father Amorth (William Friedkin)

There must be something about William Friedkin stick when he in 1973, the haunting film classic The Exorcist. More than 40 years later, he returns to the topic with the documentary, the Devil and Father Amorth. Therein he follows duiveluitdrijver Gabriele Amorth, known as the ‘the Dean, or Exorcists’, during his struggle against Satan, who is staying in the bodies of Italian women. This time no heads that rotate 180 degrees, but the reality is almost equally disturbing.

Suburbicon (George Clooney)

Also high on our list: Suburbicon, the new George Clooney based on a old script of the brothers Coen. The quiet American suburb Suburbicon has everything to make the American Dream of the late fifties to achieve: cheerful families, sunny temperatures and a perfectly mowed lawn. To the family Lodge is rocked by a violent robbery in which the woman of the house comes to life, and her surviving spouse (again Matt Damon) to take matters into your own hands. Life as it is: the suburbs. With a somewhat labile Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac.

Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh)

Indielieveling Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years) may again Lean on Pete to come and present, an american drama based on the novel by Willy Vlautin. Fifteen-year-old Charley lives alone with his father and is financially obliged for a summer job at a horse track. There he becomes friends with a collapsed horse. Sounds a bit corny, but at Haigh is the script is in good hands and with among others, Steve Buscemi , and Chloë Sevigny he got the solid acting talent on board.

Virtual Reality

No title, but worth a mention. The Venice film festival takes this year off with a new competitiesectie: Virtual Reality. Some well-known names are a musician and performancekunstenares Laurie Anderson and filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang, but it is in the first instance, a category that new talent and experiment should be encouraged. The selected films will be viewed in a special space with VR-glasses. It is not because that of Venice the oldest film festival in the world, the less relevant and bijdetijds.

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