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Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced – Films from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson with ‘A Bigger Splash’


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

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when a movie is on the Horizon list, what does it mean? THANKS


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