August 27, 2011

2011 Venice Film Festival

The summer season means the start of the awards season :) The two big autumn film festivals, Venice and Toronto, have announced their programmes, offering us a peek at the films that will be the talk of the town for the awards seasons in 2012.

Here's a quick look at some of the feature films at The 68th Venice film festival which runs August 31-September 10. Unfortunately I couldn't find trailers for all of them but these seemed most interesting...


2011 Venice Film Festival Lineup



THE IDES OF MARCH (OPENING FILM) - USA
(GEORGE CLOONEY) Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood



A DANGEROUS METHOD - Germany, Canada
(DAVID CRONENBERG) Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel


CARNAGE - France, Germany, Spain, Poland
(ROMAN POLANSKI) Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly
 
Here are a few more films that critics are keeping their eye on:
 
  • 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH - USA (ABEL FERRARA) Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, Paz de la Huerta, Natasha Lyonne 
  • POULET AUX PRUNES - France, Belgium, Germany (MARJANE SATRAPI, VINCENT PARONNAUD) Mathieu Amalric, Maria De Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani, Isabella Rossellini, Chiara Mastroianni 
  • KILLER JOE - USA (WILLIAM FRIEDKIN) Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon  
  • SHAME - United Kingdom (STEVE MCQUEEN) Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge, Nicole Beharie 
And last but not least, the closing film for the festival is

  • DAMSELS IN DISTRESS - USA (WHIT STILLMAN) Adam Brody, Greta Gerwig

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