Friday, September 03, 2010

Day 3 @ 67th Venice International Film Festival

Another day with some very interesting Italian films and THE movie inspired by Dante's The Divine Comedy.

In Competition
Happy Few by Antony Cordier (will watch, opens on September 15)
Somewhere by Sofia Coppola

Out of Competition
Gorbaciof by Stefano Incerti, Italy (starring Toni Servillo)
Jianyu (Reign of Assassins)by John Woo and Su Chao Pin
La Commedia by Amos Poe (know will watch it as is cinema verite done with 6000 animated still images - inspired by Dante's The Divine Comedy, the film is divide in three cinematic sequences with 100 minutes, like Dant'es 100 canti... yes, definitively must be watch for me)

Controcampo Italiano
Niente Orchidee by Simone Godano and Leonardo Godano, Italy (short film -out of competition)
Opening Film: II Baci Mai Dati by Roberta Torre (puzzling story that recalls Italian cinema from another era... will watch)

Malavoglia by Pasquale Scimeca, Italy
Better Life by Isaac Julien, UK and China
El Pozo by Guillermo Arriaga, Mexico (short film)
Seven (7) short films program with shorts from UK, Japan, Italy, Greece, France, Germany, and USA
Three (2) medium-length films from Austria and UK/Italy

Il Ragazzo di Campagna by Franco Castellano and Pipolo, 1984
6X8/48 (Tutta la Citta Canta) by Ricardo Freda,
Io Non Spezzo ... Rompo by Bruno Corbucci, 1971

Venice Days
Incendies, Denis Villeneuve, Canada and France
Il Sangue Verde (Green Blood) by Andrea Segre, Italy
Lisetta, Carmi. Un'anima in Cammino by Daniele Segre, Italy

International Critic's Week
Angèle et Tony, Alix Delaporte, France,


Tonight the first awards ceremony presenting the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to John Woo.

Next Sunday at the Lido in Venice will be the ceremony awards of the VIII Premio Kineo - Diamanti al Cinema Italiano. Best Film: Baaria, Giuseppe Tornatore; Best Director: Gabriele Salvatores for Happy Family. Check all winners here.

Hopefully today is my last day unpacking so I can go back to do more news about the fest.

Today's Photo

Margareth Madè from Baaria's fame red carpet walk.

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