Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Venice Giannoli and Christian Vincent in the running for the Golden Lion – TF1

A remake of the French thriller The Pool (1968) entitled A Bigger Splash , Luca Guadagnino, was selected with three other Italian films, 21 feature films for the Venice Film Festival (September 2-12), the list was revealed Wednesday in Rome. With its cast British actors Ralph Fiennes ( The English Patient , Schindler’s List ) and Tilda Swinton ( Michael Clayton ), the young American Dakota Johnson ( Fifty Shades of Grey ) and the Belgian Schoenaerts ( French Suite , Rust and Bone ), the film is already among the “must-see” festival.

Three other Italian feature films will therefore also be in competition: this is the first time since 2009 that the peninsula will present as many films on the Lido, proving once again – as Cannes where they were three but returned empty-handed – the vitality of Italian cinema. Among them, L’attesa Piero Messina in Sicily describes the expectation of a young boy by two women, French actresses Juliette Binoche (mother) and Lou Laage (the bride). Other film expected: The Danish Girl of Columbia Tom Hooper ( The King’s Speech ), which portrays young compatriot Eddie Redmayne in the true story of a couple of Danish painters in the 1920s

France is also well represented in the new Venice Film Festival with Marguerite “Xavier Giannoli, which tells the passion for classical music an aristocrat (played by Catherine Frot ) of the Roaring Twenties, and The ermine , by Christian Vincent, in which a criminal court judge ( Fabrice Luchini ) found in a trial from the jury a woman he once loved.

Among the other films in competition include the new installment in the Israeli Amos Gitai, Rabin, the last day , as well as the Canadian director Atom Egoyan, entitled Remember With two films, the Latin American cinema stands out as an outsider luxury. in went Desde , the Venezuelan Lorenzo Vigas evokes pedophile and homosexual inclinations of a pharmaceutical company boss fifties, while El Clan by Argentinian Pablo Trapero tells the true story of the family Puccio, specializing in the kidnapping and murder in the 1980

Chaired by Alfonso Cuaron Mexican director, the jury of the 72nd edition includes the French writer and screenwriter Emmanuel Carrère, German actress Diane Kruger and Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien.


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