abiggersplashThe Venice Film Festival has announced their lineup and it includes some suspects like Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” but we’re getting a look at films like “A Bigger Splash” with Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes, “Equals” with Kristen Stewart, the previously mentioned “Black Mass” with Johnny Depp, and “The Childhood of a Leader” with Robert Pattinson.

It was already announced that “Everest” with Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Keira Knightley will open the fest but now we’re getting a look at a new Dito Montiel film, the new Charlie Kaufman movie (which will play at TIFF also), and a slew of others.

Check out the lineup:


  • Emin Alper, Abluka (Frenzy)
  • Laurie Anderson, Heart of a Dog
  • Marco Bellocchio, Sangue del mio sangue
  • Sue Brooks, Looking for Grace
  • Drake Doremus, Equals
  • Atom Egoyan, Remember
  • Cary Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation
  • Giuseppe M. Gaudino, Per amor vostro
  • Xavier Giannol,i Marguerite
  • Amos Gitai Rabin, the Last Day
  • Luca Guadagnino, A Bigger Splash
  • Oliver Hermanus, The Endless River
  • Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl
  • Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson Anomalisa
  • Piero Messina, L’attesa
  • Jerzy Skolimowski, 11 minut (11 Minutes)
  • Aleksandr Sokurov, Francofonia
  • Pablo Trapero, El Clan
  • Christian Vincent, L’hermine
  • Zhao Liang, Behemoth


  • Baltasar Kormakur, Everest (opening film)
  • Hu Guan Lao, pao er (Mr Six) (closing film)
  • Daniel Alfredson, Go with Me
  • Claudio Caligari, Non essere cattivo
  • Scott Cooper, Black Mass
  • Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight
  • Martin Scorsese, The Audition
  • Evgeny Afineevsky, Winter on Fire
  • Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow, De Palma
  • Amy Berg, Janis
  • Sergei Loznitsa, Sobytie (The Event)
  • Franco Maresco, Gli uomini di questa città io non li conosco
  • Gianfranco Pannone, L’esercito più piccolo del mondo
  • Tsai Ming-liang, Na ri xiawu (Afternoon)
  • Frederick Wiseman, In Jackson Heights


  • Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Human


  • Merzak Allouache, Madame Courage
  • Joko Anwar, A Copy of My Mind
  • Alberto Caviglia, Pecore in erba
  • Samuel Collardey, Tempete
  • Brady Corbet, The Childhood of a Leader
  • Renato De Maria, Italian Gangster
  • Vahid Jalilvand, Wednesday
  • Yaelle Kayam, Mountain
  • Tobias Lindholm, A War
  • Vetri Maaran, Interrogation
  • Jake Mahaffy, Free in Deed
  • Gabriel Mascaro, Boi Neon
  • Dito Montiel, Man Down
  • Hadar Morag, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
  • Rodrigo Pla, Un monstruo de mil cabezas
  • Anita Rocha Da Silveira, Mate-me por favor
  • Nicolas Saada, Taj Mahal
  • Yorgos Zois, Interruption