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BREAKING: Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced

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On Thursday, Venice Film Festival officials released the official lineup of the upcoming 74th festival. The slate includes George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!”

The World Premieres include:

“Human Flow,” (Germany), Al Weiwei
“Mother!” from Darren Aronofsky
“Suburbicon” from George Clooney
“The Shape of Water” from Guillermo del Toro
“L’Insulte,” (France), Ziab Doueiri
“La Villa,” (France), Robert Guédiguian
“Lean on Pete,” Andrew Haigh
“Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno,” (France, Italy), Abdellatif Kechiche
“The Third Murder,” (Japan), Koreeda Hirokazu
“Jusqu’a la Garde,” (France), Xavier LeGrand
“Ammore e Malavita,” (Italy), Manetti Bros
“Foxtrot,” (Israel), Samuel Maoz
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh
“Hannah,” (Italy), Andrea Pallaoro
“Downsizing,” Alexander Payne
“Angels Wear White,” (China, France) Vivian Qu
“Una Famiglia,” (Italy) Sabastiano Riso
“First Reformed,” Paul Schrader
“Sweet Country,” Warwick Thornton
“The Leisure Seeker,” (Italy) Paolo Virzi
“Ex Libris: The New York Public Library,” Frederick Wiseman

The festival also includes a wide array of international films that are not in competition. Some of those titles include “Victoria and Abdul” and “Woodshock.”

The Venice Film Festival is frequently the premiere location for major films heading into awards season. Over the last several years “La La Land,” “Spotlight,” “Gravity,” and “Birdman” all made their debuts in Venice.

The festival runs from August 30-September 9.

For more information or to see the entire lineup, visit the Venice Film Festival official website.

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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